Coconut oil in horse feed
Studies have shown that saturated fatty acids give the following effects in horses:
- Increased muscle gylcogen content,
- Increased sparing of muscle glycogen during light work
- Increased utilisation of muscle gylcogen during heavy work.
Unsaturated oils such as rice bran, corn, soybean, flax do not give these effects.
CoolStance copra is made from the white part of the coconut, which has been dried, baked and ground. It is a totally natural product and is chemical and GMO free.CoolStance copra is a unique horse feed because it has low Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC), and yet has a high digestible energy content. CoolStance is packed with ‘cool' energy from coconut oil and fibre from coconut meal. CoolStance copra is suitable for most horses and can be fed to maintain a natural state of gut health and insulin sensitivity, ie normal insulin metabolism.