The Benefits of Mount Mills Cold Pressed Flax Oil

The Importance of Cold Pressing

Mount Mills manufactures ‘Cold Pressed’ Flax Oil but why is that important?

Flax seed is rich in Omega 3 oil and Omega 6 oil as well as Omega 9 oil. The most delicate Omega oil is Omega 3. Omega 3 is very fragile and can be destoyed in the actual process of extracting the oil from the flax seed.

Omega 3 is sensitive to light, oxygen and TEMPERATURE. So, if the process to produce the flax oil involves heating the seed or mixing it with other chemicals then the Omega 3 could be reduced in the process.

So when you are buying flax oil be sure to ask if it is cold pressed flax oil.

Benefits For Horses

When flax oil is digested the Omega oils (or Essential Fatty Acids) are incorporated into the cell membranes of the horses but since your horse cannot naturally produce these oils, the Omega Oils must be added to your horses feed to allow the horse to benefit from the Essential Fatty Acids and feeding cold pressed flax oil is the best way for this to happen.

Flaxseed oil is very high in Omega-3, also called alpha-linolenic (ALA), which is one of three essential fatty acids that your horse needs and cannot make for itself. Omega-3s are needed by every cell in the body. Among other things, an ample supply should help ensure that cell membranes stay flexible so that cells can get nutrients easily.

ALA Omega-3 fatty acid is the parent acid of EPA & DHA which are very beneficial in the body, for example, Omega-3 is a known anti-inflammatory.

Short term benefits for your horse may include improved skin and coat condition, fewer skin allergies and fighting sweet itch.

The longer term benefits are numerous and may improve hoof quality, has the potential to increase bone density, along with improved joint health, reduced muscle soreness, increased tissue elasticity which may reduce the incidence of EIPH in performance horses. In addition, mares milk which is higher in Omega 3 can result in healthier foals with a higher resistance to infection.

Specific potential benefits worthy of more explanation are listed to the right.

Benefits of Flax Oil for Brood Mares

Previous research has demonstrated that offering Omega 3 fatty acids in the diet of mares will result in the mare cycling sooner and more consistently. This is due to the enhanced hormonal profile. It is recommended that the diet of pregnant mares be supplemented with Omega 3 fatty acids, allowing for the transfer of these beneficial fatty acids to the foal in utero.

Benefits of Flax Oil for Stallions

Studies in Colorado University have shown that breeding stallions who were supplemented with Omega 3 fatty acids (specifically the long chain fatty acid DHA) have shown increased sperm concentration

Benefits of Flax Oil for High Performance Horses

Research has demonstrated that products containing the essential fatty acids present in flax oil supplemented in the diet of performance horses has the following benefits:

  • Allows for less soreness and stiffness
  • Aids in quicker recovery from muscle inflammation
  • Induces earlier shedding and hoof durability
  • Normalises and rebalances certain prostaglandins which in turn reduce inflammation
  • Eliminate lactic acid more readily.

Performance horses depend heavily on anaeroboc glycolysis for energy consumption and fatigue is most likely to result from lactic acid accumulation. Flax Oil reduces this build up and also balances the increased production of the enzymes and hormones involved in the performance which increases speed and endurance.

Benefits of Flax Oil for the Immune System of your Horse

Flax Oil has been shown to reduce equine endotoxemia. This inhibits the occurrence of colic, laminitis, organ failure and other systemic conditions. Clinical studies have shown that flax oil fed in the daily ration over a period of time will have a therapeutic effect on chronic inflammatory and allergic conditions such as arthritis, lupus and ulcerative colitis.

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Benefits For Dogs

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  • Supports a strong healthy immune system
  • OMEGA 3 is a natural anti-inflammatory promoting joint mobility
  • Promotes a radiant shining coat
  • OMEGA 3 promotes healthy heart and circulation.

Benefits For Humans

Nature gives us many beautiful things and all we have to do is enjoy them and be thankful. Flax oil is one of those great natural products that is harvested from the fresh ripe seeds of the flax plant. It is a precious natural nectar and packed with high levels of Omega 3. We at Mount Mills Flax Oil have crafted this product so you will benefit from it’s outstanding nutritional value and enjoy life.

A daily intake of only 2g of Alpha Linolenenic Acid (an Omega 3 fatty acid) can contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

Contact Mount Mills Flax Oil

Mount Mills Flax Oil 7 Glen Road, Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland BT34 1QS Tel. 0044 (0)28 3026 3872