Excel is a brand of omega 3 supplement for horses, dogs and even livestock. Their products are made with a proprietary and non-GMO blend of cold press camelina oil. These supplements are FEI and competition safe, vet approved and backed by research. They also only use company owned ,all natural, ingredients.
Camelina oil is made from the oilseed Camelina Sativa. Researchers’ became interested in Camelina because of its high level (up to 45%) of omega-3 fatty-acids. It is uncommon to have this level of omega-3 fatty-acids in plant based sources. Mainly comprised of polyunsaturated fats, cold pressed. Camelina oil helps provide structure to cell membranes.
It also contains vitamin E in two forms, alpha and gamma tocopherol. These compounds protect the oil from oxidation and rancidity wich is why this product can be preserve for 18 months.
Some oils, like flax oil, are high in omega 3 but oxidize quickly wich counteract their benefits.
Since camelina oil is produced from plants, its is highly palatable to horses.
Omega 3, 6 & 9
It has been proven that omega-3 fatty-acids help support a horse’s immune system and reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Studies have shown that feeding omega-3 can prevent and heal damage to nerve cells.
Omega-3 can also lessen inflammation in the serotonin pathways in the brain, allowing for more serotonin receptors to activate. Serotonin affects mood; the lower the levels of serotonin are, the more anxious or nervous a horse can be.
Omega-3 can also help improve digestive health, enhance fertility, and improve coat condition. In addition, horses with skin sensitivity and allergies have greatly benefited from regular omega-3 supplementation.
Benefits of feeding Excel EQ:
- Aid in weight gain
- Help with digestion
- Promotes muscle development
- Keeps skin and coat healthy
- Aids in hoof health and growth
- Increased joint mobility
- Help with hindgut and foregut ulcers
- Increased bioavailability in the digestion of the horse
What is the difference between ExcelEQ and ExcelEQ Pro Elite?
Althought both of these supplements are made with the proprietary blend of camelina oil, the ProElite also contains CamOlive™ which is a proprietary extract of olive triterpenes. CamOlive™ adds more anti-inflammatory capabilities to Excel’s Camelina oil, which allows for a quicker recovery of muscles post-workout. It also helps reinforce the immune system, which provides more protection against stomach irritation and ulcers.
ExcelEQ ProElite has a 2:1 omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, the highest available plant based omega ratio on the market.
Excel EQ is great for:
- Horses with a mild work load
- Retired horses
- Fertility in brood mares
- Horses needing weight gain
- Horses struggling with a weak immune system
Excel EQ ProElite is great for:
Older horses or horses who need extra joint support (in addition
to joint mobility)
- Performance/Sport horses with a moderate to heavy workload
- Cushings or PSSM prone horses
- Rehabilitation horses coming back from injury
- Horses struggling with ulcers or for ulcer prevention
Sources:Camelina Oil Research | Excel Supplements | 15+ Years Of Research