Mushroom Madness- Boost the Immune System, Boost the Horse February 27 2016, 0 Comments
Feed my horse mushrooms?!? Say what?!?!
That’s right, mushrooms just might be the answer for your big buddy. Mushrooms have recently become a hot topic in the holistic health world, and for good reason. One of the word’s most potent superfoods, mushrooms have been shown to be a natural source of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants that result in an incredible immunity boost for our furry pals (and ourselves), assisting with tumors, anti-inflammatory response, insulin issues, and much more.
Whole Equine carries several mushroom products for horses via the Equine Matrix line. I chose this line of products because they are certified organic, and endorsed by many equine athletes, including Olympic Team members and a Kentucky Derby winner. I also chose to carry this line because I believe these mushrooms are an effective whole foods, bioavailable method to give your horse potent health benefits.
The Equine Matrix line focuses on nine different types of mushrooms that they use in their blends to support varying issues. It’s extremely key that these mushrooms are grown organically, as mushrooms, by their very nature, absorb every nutrient and toxin that it grows in. Equine Matrix’s website provides a great overview of the benefit of each type of mushroom here.
One of the reasons mushrooms are such an effective superfood is because they are the ultimate “antis”: they have strong anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory properties that aid treatment of many, many health issues.
Feeding mushrooms to your horse is a great way to maintain his health during times of heavy stress and other immunity-suppressing events such as allergic reactions, virus outbreaks, etc. It also can help a lot with horses with metabolic issues as the Maitake mushroom can regulate blood sugar levels.
Still skeptical? Check out these great testimonials on Equine Matrix’s website.
Happy mushrooming! And please don’t pick any wild mushrooms to feed to your horse, as only the experts can truly identify toxic from terrific.