Benefits and uses of Moringa Animal Feed Supplement for horses
Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) is a multipurpose tropical tree. It is mainly used for food and has numerous industrial, medicinal and agricultural uses, including animal feeding. Nutritious, fast-growing and drought-tolerant, this traditional plant was rediscovered in the 1990s and its cultivation has since become increasingly popular in Asia and Africa, where it is among the most economically valuable crops. It has been dubbed the "miracle tree" or "tree of life" by the media.
Moringa supplements are better than most of the multivitamin and calcium supplements available in the market which use synthetic ingredients as they are prepared from Moringa leaves and pods which are natural sources of calcium and multivitamins. Their processing method increases the availability and absorption of nutrients by the body.
They have all the essential amino acids, beneficial fats and omega oils, and are high in potassium, fibre, calcium, iron and Vitamin C. In short, they are a top-rate supplement for helping to keep your horse’s immune system healthy. Moringa powder is also high in protein, fat, magnesium, copper, sulphur, oxalic acid, arginine, histidine, lysine, tryptophan, methionine, threonine and leucine, as well as vitamins B, B1, B2, B3, C and E, amongst others. Here some benefits of the most important aminos found in moringa oleifera leaves powders:
SOLEUCINE: Helps in building protein and enzymes and creation of biochemical components within the body.
LEUCINE: Builds protein and enzymes along with isoleucine to enhance body’s energy and alertness.
VALINE: Promotes a sharp mind, coordinated muscles and calm mood.
METHEONINE: Provides sulphur to the body and prevents hair, skin and nail problems. Lowers cholesterol levels by increasing liver’s production of lecithin. Helps in reducing liver fat and bladder irritation.
PHENYLALAINE: Production of chemicals required to transmit signals between nerve cells and brain, thus reducing hunger pains. It also improves memory.
THREONINE: Forms an important part of collagen, elastin and enamel proteins. Assists metabolism, prevents fat build up in the liver and boosts digestive and intestinal tracts.
TRYTOHYAN: Supports the immune system and alleviates insomnia. Reduction of anxiety, depression and migraine symptoms. Decreases the risk of artery and heart spasms as it reduces cholesterol levels along with lysine.
LYSINE: Ensures the absorption of right amount of calcium by the body and aids in collagen formation and production of antibodies, hormones and enzymes. Maintains the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth such as herpes virus.
Here are a few possible benefits of introducing Moringa into your horses’ diet:
- Research has shown that an extract of Moringa leaves appears to have anti-obesity properties and protect the body against the adverse effects of a high-fat diet.
- A daily supplement may be able reverse the formation of steatohepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disorder. This could help horses to recover from liver, kidney related illness.
Moringa is great for horses! As a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and nutrient-rich supplement, Moringa may be just what your horse needs!
You can find in this links real stories of how moringa improved some horses health:
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