One of the greatest super foods on the planet is seaweed, and it is becoming widely recognized for serving as a significant source of several nutrients vital for good health for humans as well as animals – including pets, horses and livestock.
Seaweed is organic and a rich source of micronutrients, amino acids, and trace minerals – which are essential for producing enzymes, which in turn promotes healthy body functions in animals. Unfortunately many of these crucial nutrients are often lacking in many pet foods, land-grown feeds, pastures and standard mineral mixes fed to livestock and horses.
Since the minerals found in seaweed are plant-tissue-based, they are more easily digested by animals than many traditional feeds. As a result, leading animal care and holistic professionals are increasingly recommending seaweed to improve overall health, performance, and well-being in animals. One variety commonly used in seaweed-based animal supplements is kelp. It is rich in macro- and micro-nutrients as well as iodine, which is important for a properly functioning thyroid.
Seaweed contains so many crucial components for good pet health, nutrition and development. The combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and carbohydrates in seaweed supplements provides pets with optimum nutrition. Seaweed products for pets are finely milled for easier digestibility and can have a variety of benefits including:
- Brighter eyes
- Boosts immune system
- Influences proper thyroid function
- Improves digestion
- Fewer parasites
- Reduces stress
- Improves growth rate
- Calmer temperaments
- Increases stamina
- Reduces shedding
Healthy horses require a balanced diet and many of the vitamins, minerals and micro-nutrients they need are simply not found in today’s forages and feeds. Equine kelp supplements contain more than 60 vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and amino acids in a form easily digested by horses. Some of the benefits of feeding your horse seaweed supplements include:
- Calms nervous horses
- Improves vitality
- Increased stamina and performance
- Improves digestion
- Prevents cracked hooves
- Brighter coats
- Stimulates thyroid
- Improves metabolism
- Increases fertility
- Faster healing from injuries
Introducing kelp into the diet of cattle can benefit the animals in several ways, including:
- Enhancing immune function
- Increasing meat quality
- Better feed conversion
- Dramatic reduction of pink eye
- Increased hemoglobin levels in blood
- Reversing depressed immune function
- Improved conception
- Less calving problems
- Helps prevent mastitis
- Increases milk production with higher butter fat, protein, and vitamin A content
Swine, poultry, sheep and goats can also benefit from consuming seaweed supplements.
VitaminSea Seaweed creates a variety of products designed to improve health and functioning for pets, horses and livestock. All of the seaweed for our animal products is carefully selected from the outer islands off the coast of Maine, dried in greenhouses, and milled separately from out fertilizer-grade seaweed, following strict quality-control guidelines. Order one of our many seaweed supplements today and watch your pet, horse or livestock thrive!