For years, horse owners have used hemp pellets to help their horses regulate their digestive tract. A manufacturer of pellet dispensers, Nutri-Pro, says that it is better for a rough day for your horse since the CBD pellets for horses are easy to digest and provide nutrients.
Nutri-Pro recommends “Hemp Health Pellets” as a multivitamin full of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. They also claim that hemp provides high levels of fiber and supports healthy weight loss in the horse. It is important that you choose only the green hemp pellets containing sugar cane and canola oil.
As with any herbal supplement or treatment, it’s always a good idea to talk to your veterinarian before switching to a new diet or healing treatment. That said, there are pros and cons of using hemp pellets for horses.
Lower Stress & Better Digestion. Hemp seeds contain 20% protein and 27% fiber, three times more Omega 3 fatty acids than flax seeds, seven times more magnesium than bananas, and seventeen times more iron than spinach. The low-fat content of hemp seeds makes it easier for horses with digestion problems to process them into calories.
Giving your horse a spray with a mixture of hemp oil and water can soothe a stiff, aching back, reducing inflammation and pain. Hemp oil can also treat some forms of colic, helping the horse pass gas, and relieving the trapped air.
Better Absorption of Nutrients. Hemp pellets can help horses absorb more nutrients from food because they have amino acids (protein molecules) that are essential to cell growth and development. This helps horses grow faster and develop stronger immune systems.
Hemp seeds are also rich in Omega 6 fatty acids. The body cannot produce them on its own, so it’s important that they come from the diet or supplements. The human body uses these Omega 6 fatty acids to build muscle, but horses need Omega 6s because their bodies can’t convert them from other nutrients. Like other fatty acids, the Omega 6s are unstable and easily damaged by heat and light, so the addition of hemp seed oil in a hemp feed mix helps to keep the omega 6s properly altered and stable.
Lower Cholesterol. The low amount of fat in hemp seeds makes them easier for horses with digestive troubles or dark liver spots on their hindquarters to process into calories. These seeds are also proven to be good for lowering high cholesterol levels, another benefit that may help your horse lose weight or otherwise maintain a healthy weight.