Flaxseeds are considered a good remedy to boost the immune system and to stimulate peristaltic motion – this means that flaxseeds are packed with digestive benefits. The seeds protect against inflammation, cramps and pain, which make flaxseeds a great help in fighting stomach, intestines, kidney and bladder infections – and to fight inflammation of the neck and throat.
Flaxseed oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been found to be effective in the prevention and treatment of heart /vascular disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases and colitis.
Flaxseeds also contain two other substances that boost the immune system, Alpha-linolenic acid – also referred to as ALA, which is an essential fatty acid and one of the most essential nutrients needed to sustain life. ALA must be added to the diet as the horse’s body is unable to produce it itself.
The second ingredient of flaxseeds is lignans, which are powerful antioxidants. Lignans are some of the best antioxidant sources to boost the immune system and prevent disease.
It has been proven that thyme has an antibacterial and antifungal effect due to the disinfectant thymol that exists in the oil of thyme.
Thymol is absorbed into the body through the intestines, transported by the blood and secreted through the lungs.
Therefore, thyme can be good to fight infections in the lungs – as it is an excellent expectorant. As thymol is a good disinfectant it can also help fight fungal attacks. Thyme is also great for treating diarrhea.
Aniseeds have a calming effect, alleviate cramps and help control bloating and can settle an upset stomach.
Aniseeds improve digestion and relieve flatulence.
This reduces the risk of colic and aniseeds are also an excellent expectorant providing relief for a sore throat. Aniseeds have a mild estrogenic effect and can be used to increase lactation in lactating mares.
Rapeseeds have a balanced combination of amino acids. Rapeseed oil is the lowest in saturated fats.
A good vegetable oil must be low in saturated fats and high in mono- and polyunsaturated fats. Rapeseed oil is balanced this way and has a high level of antioxidants.
An antioxidant is a natural or synthetic substance capable of preventing or slowing the destructive oxidation. Antioxidants protect the vital parts of the cells by neutralizing their ‘free radicals’.
Marie Thistle Seed (Milk Thistle)
These seeds strengthen liver and kidney functions.
Marie thistle seeds have a detoxifying effect and regenerative effect on the liver, assisting digestion of fats and the intestine’s ability to digest food. That means that these seeds have a good impact on the intestinal flora.
Marie thistle seeds are also good for the skin as they protect the liver from toxins.
Oregano has bacteriostatic effect and is a strong antioxidant, which protects your horse’s cells against a wide range of types of stress.
The antibacterial activity of oregano helps to protect against urinary tract infections, and promotes digestion. It also helps develop better joint and muscle flexibility, because of its anti-inflammatory qualities.
Oregano also strengthens the immune system and reduces allergic reactions.
Alfalfa is a high-quality protein source, and has a high content of amino acid and lysine. The horse needs lysine to build new proteins. Alfalfa is also good natural beta-carotene source, and good sources of vitamin A, B, E, minerals, and has a high content of calcium.
Alfalfa is good for the horse’s digestion and has a positive effect on the immune system.
The plant reduces the level of uric acid in the body of the horse. If the kidneys are not working well and cannot reduce the level of uric acid, the amount of uric acid in the blood gets too high. This means that the uric acid will crystallize and remain in the body of the horse. This will increase the risk of pain in joints and tendons and thereby, the performance of the horse will be reduced.
The most active ingredient in garlic is called allicin. It has anti-bacterial properties, which blocks the bacterial enzymes and thereby may inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Allicin also has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, reduces allergic reactions and has a positive disincentive effect on respiratory problems, as well as a good remedy for colic and indigestion.
The content of antioxidants also reduces the horse’s body age and reduces the risk of cancer and the sulfur compounds in garlic strengthen the immune system.
Peppermint has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. It can ease cramps, and has an analgesic and calming effect. Furthermore, it increases the blood circulation and fights bacteria and viruses.
The plant contains flavonoids, ferments and oil, in which the main ingredient is menthol. Peppermint has a high level of the gastrointestinal stimulating agents which affect the intestine positively.
Corn contains antioxidants and healthy fats, and app. 80% are unsaturated fatty acids, which help regulate the digestion system. If you feed corn to your horse, it will get the full nutritional value from other feeds.
Corn will stabilize blood sugar levels because of vitamin B, which has a good effect on nerve cells as well, and prevents diseases of the central nervous system. The contents of glutamic acid relieve mental fatigue, anemia and other types of fatigue – and they also protect the intestinal mucosa.
Corn has essential amino acids, tryptophan and lysine, and it is also rich in vitamins and essential minerals. The corn in Regulator Complete® is micronized / heat-treated, which means that the corn is more easily absorbed by its small intestine – so you do not risk to harm the environment of the colon.
Fennel smells a bit like licorice drops. The seeds are used as a pain reliever, to relieve muscle tension and stress, because of their good soothing and cramp relieving properties.
The essential oils of fennel that prevent fermentation and abdominal gas, indigestion, stomach cramps, cough, and bronchitis. In addition, it is good for convalescence, i.e. when the horse is healing after illness. In the convalescence period the horse is often weak and anorexic.
During time of convalescence, tissues and organs are repaired. Fennel stimulates the mammary glands of lactating mares.
This plant is very rich in vitamins and minerals, because its deep roots are able to absorb nutrients up from the ground. The contents strengthen the immune system, are good for poor hooves and a dull coat.
The plant is also rich in anti-inflammatory flavonoids. Stinging nettle (together with potassium) is the best herb for cleaning the blood.
Stinging nettle extracts help control blood sugar levels- and a controlled blood sugar level will lower the risk of laminitis. The active ingredients of the nettle relieve eczema, increase lactation in lactating mares, and prevent blood and iron deficiencies – and this herb is also a helpful remedy for chronic coughs.