Why choose Contribute?
Contribute was developed to provide an easy and affordable way for you to add omega-3 fatty acids into the diet of your horses. The protective properties of omega-3 fatty acids benefit every system in your horse’s body by supporting reduced levels of damaging inflammation.
The importance of omega-3 fatty acids:
Omega fatty acids are known as essential fatty acids because they cannot be synthesized in the body and must be provided in the diet. Omega fatty acids are split into two categories: omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Both are necessary to the well-being of the horse; however, it is the amount of both of these acids relative to each other that is most important for overall health.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are metabolized by cells in the body and used in the synthesis of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins. The primary function of these prostaglandins is the regulation of essential body functions such as immune and inflammatory response. Prostaglandins produced from the omega-6 series typically have pro inflammatory effect, whereas those produced from the omega-3 series tend to promote an anti inflammatory response.
Horses evolved to exist on a grass-based diet high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in omega-6 fatty acids. Modern diets tend to include ingredients that are high in omega-6 and low in omega-3 fatty acids, throwing the critical 6 to 3 ratio out of whack and leading to health problems. Supplementing with a high-quality omega-3 fatty acid brings that ratio back into balance and supports reduced levels of damaging inflammation.
- Contribute offers you an affordable way to include both beneficial plant (alpha-linolenic acid) and marine sources (EPA and DHA) of omega-3 fatty acids into the diet.
- Contribute’s cherry flavor is very appealing to horses and because it is concentrated you only have to feed 1-2 ounces per day.