It’s been proven time and again: 3 things matter when it comes to actually getting the wonderful benefits you've heard of from fish oil.
#1) Freshness — if the oil has gone bad (i.e. is rancid), it’s not only less effective than the fresh stuff...it might even be bad for your horse.
#2) Correct dosing — many people don’t feed enough omega-3s to their horses because of palatability issues. Luckily, that problem can be fixed with #1, freshness!
#3) Consistent daily dosing — if you don’t feed it daily, you won’t get the full benefits.
You want the top quality for your top notch equine athlete. Here at Wellpride, we are dedicated to bringing you the finest fish oil for horses.
Wellpride is a leading equine fish oil because of our dedication to optimal dosing and freshness.
As a human-grade fish oil, Wellpride is made from a blend of anchovies, herring, and small mackerel. The raw oil is then refined, going through a rigorous purification process to ensure it passes strict purity standards* for removing toxins and heavy metals from the oil.
Wellpride is then shipped to our facility in Florida, and we in turn ship Wellpride directly to you. Our easy squeeze-dose bottles make correct and daily top-dress dosing a snap!
* We receive a certificate of analysis with each batch of Wellpride. You can view a sample of the certificate below, featuring our typical values. Or, to see the most recent certificate of analysis, please send us an email. We encourage you to ask any fish oil brand you’re considering to provide their own certificate of analysis for comparison.
|Free Fatty Acids (%)||0.09||max 0.25|
|Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)||19.9||min 18.0|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)||12.8||min 12.0|
|Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids (%)||40.7||min 30.0|
|Peroxide Value (meq. O2/kg)||1.4||max 3.5|
|Anisidine Value||8.8||max 10.0|
|TOTOX Value||11.6||max 15.0|
|Dioxins (pg (WHO TEQ)/g)||conforms||max 1.0|
|PCB Congeners (28;52;101;118;138;153;180)(mg/kg)||conforms||max 0.09|
|Arsenic (mg/kg)||conforms||max 0.1|
|Mercury (mg/kg)||conforms||max 0.005|
|Lead (mg/kg)||conforms||max 0.1|
When it comes to omega-3s (be they from flax or fish), freshness equals potency and safety. Unfortunately, many omega-3 products, particularly for animals, are quite rancid, even before they’re brought home to the barn.
We take several steps to protect Wellpride’s freshness level:
We start with high quality oil.
Our Wellpride oil clocks in at a peroxide level of under 2 meq/Kg at the time of bottling -- well below the industry freshness standards set for humans!
We only sell Wellpride in 30-ounce containers.
You will never find Wellpride in gallon jugs, and here’s why: When you open any bottle of fish oil and expose it to air, you have a limited time before the omega-3 molecules start to oxidize. When those molecules oxidize, the oil turns rancid, creating the notorious bad taste and smell of old fish. Not only is rancid oil unappetizing; animal studies suggest oxidized oil could have a negative health effect.
Each bottle of Wellpride is sized so your horse can finish it long before there’s even a whiff of oxidation in the air. However, once you crack open a Wellpride bottle, use it up within 6 weeks to ensure its freshness.
We design with freshness in mind.
Our Wellpride bottle is not just a pretty dispenser. We spent a lot of time creating a bottle that would reduce the oil’s exposure to oxygen during the serving process.
With typical pump bottles or jugs, oxygen gets pushed into the bottle every time you serve the oil to your horse, kickstarting the oxidation process. Our Wellpride bottle’s special squeeze mechanism lets you measure out the appropriate dose for your horse without exposing the entire bottle to air. This in turn helps keep your Wellpride fresh for longer. In addition, the plastic container has been reinforced to further block oxidation.
By saturating your horse's cells with fresh omega-3 fatty acids, particularly from EPA and DHA, Wellpride can make a powerful difference for a variety of equine health issues.
Twenty percent of the fats in the brain must be made of the right kinds of omega-3s for optimal functioning. Without enough omega-3, the brain doesn't fire properly. At worst, it becomes moody, unfocused and forgetful.
Fighting inflammation is what long-chained fatty acids, like EPA and DHA, do best. Reduced inflammation in the lungs and airway means less irritation. For more information, read our articles on Fighting EIPH With Omega-3 Fish Oil and Equine Asthma.
Without enough omega-3 in the system, omega-6 promotes systemic inflammation. Research indicates the joints hold up better to the rigors of competition and advanced aging when you increase omega-3 intake. For more information, read our article on arthritis and omega-3. Plus, catch Sonny's Story to learn more about the benefits Wellpride users have seen for their horse's joints.
When supplementing omega-3s, it's common to see allergic issues, dry skin, psoriasis and all sorts of skin problems fade away. Check out what one Wellpride user said about her horses' recovery from Sweet Itch with Wellpride in Vegas' Story.
Wellpride delivers a calorically dense, cold source of energy (meaning the omega-3 fish oil fats do not make a horse unmanageable). The energy concentration in fat is about 2.5 times that of carbohydrates, without creating any of the pro-inflammatory problems associated with corn oils or processed feeds.
Users in the field regularly report a noticeably faster and better recovery after exertion. Other omega-3 research from human trials show that omega-3 supplementation can help athletes build more muscle mass.
Omega-3s can help promote healthy hoof growth and strength by combatting pro-inflammatory omega-6s. Read Clark's Story and Sammy's Story to learn how Wellpride has helped older horses with severe hoof problems. In addition, check out our article on how supplementing with omega-3s can impact laminitis.
Research shows that omega-3s may help prevent ulcers in other species, and strong anecdotal evidence shows similar results in horses, along with potential protection against colic. For more information, read our article on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and omega-3.