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Essential Fatty Acids – The Functions and Benefits

Posted by amy gill on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : Nutrition Tips & Advice 
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are compounds that are called essential because they are not synthesized by the body and, therefore, must be obtained from dietary sources. EFA’s, Omega 3 Fatty Acids in particular, serve as components of nerve cells, cellular membranes, and the very important regulatory substances known as prostaglandins.

Prostaglandins are responsible for functions such as:
  • Regulating response to pain, inflammation
  • Synthesizing hormones
  • Dilating or constricting blood vessels
  • Ma...

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OmegaTri and the Equine - Reducing Inflammation, Restoring Balance

Posted by Dr. Amy Gill on Thursday, August 11, 2011, In : Product Discussion 
The topic of oil supplementation for the horse is a common discussion among horse owners. Often when you walk into someone’s feed room you may see bottles of corn oil, sunflower oil, or fish oil. What are these oils trying to accomplish? For some, it might be to improve coat quality or to help add weight, but the type of oil product that will be looked at today has another purpose – reducing inflammation and restoring balance to the equine diet.

OmegaTri oil is different from the o...
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