Source: Flack’s Bakerview Kelp Products Inc.
Since 1985, Flack’s Bakerview Kelp Products Inc. has been providing quality seaweed-based supplements for horses. Sea plants are rich in nutrients from the ocean water and the plants used in their products are harvested from the cold, clean waters of the Atlantic Ocean where sea plants have been sustainably harvested since 1981. The plants are solar dried to protect the nutrient-rich benefits.
Ultra Kelp™ offers a complete range of dietary nutrients including 60 naturally chelated vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and carbohydrates. It is made solely from seaweed with no fillers or preservatives. The minerals within the marine plant are believed to be almost entirely chelated, making them highly bioavailable and usable by the animal.
Ultra Kelp™ contains several macro-minerals including sodium, chloride, potassium, sulfur, and magnesium. These elements are considered to be electrolytes, which have the capacity to affect acid/base balance and the osmoregulatory status of animals.
Essential trace minerals are those that have been proven to have a metabolic role in animal nutrition. They are activators of enzyme systems and are essential in the proper function of the immune system. Several are found in Ultra Kelp™ including zinc, iron, iodine, selenium, chromium, and cobalt. A deficiency of these causes infertility, depressed immune function, anorexia, poor milk production, unthrifty appearance, anemia, hair thinning, depression, lethargy, decreased longevity, and a host of other symptoms.
Vitamins, required for normal growth and maintenance, are necessary in minute amounts. Several including B-carotene, B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin K are present in Ultra Kelp™.
Alginic acid is the predominant carbohydrate in Ultra Kelp™. Alginates may bind micotoxins and pathogenic bacteria, assisting in eliminating them from the body before damage is done.
Many health concerns can be alleviated with the addition of Ultra Kelp™ to the horse’s diet. It offers an excellent source of iodine, which stimulates production of thyroid hormones necessary for optimal nutrient metabolism and maintenance of body weight. The abundance of highly available trace minerals and vitamins aids in ensuring micronutrient requirements are met.
Ultra-Kelp™ has been recommended by horse owners, trainers, and breeders for years to treat hoof problems, give a more lustrous hair coat, increase resistance to infections, and increase energy levels. Gentler dispositions and a decrease in stable vices such as cribbing is a noted benefit, possibly due to the restoration of the chemical balance within the animal.
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