Lecithin is derived from soy and is a naturally occurring group of phospholipids that’s found in nearly every living cell.
Research has shown that Lecithin may assist with maintaining a healthy digestive tract, owing this benefit to its phospholipid content.
Phospholipids are made up of two fatty acids that are attached to a glycerol “head”. The glycerol head region of the molecule attracts water (known as hydrophilic) and the fatty tail acid end repels water (hydrophobic). The hydrophilic (water loving) head attaches to the stomach lining, leaving the hydrophobic end (water repelling) exposed to the lumen of the stomach. This arrangement helps form a barrier between the stomach wall and the gastric contents and helps to repel water loving substances such as gastric acid away from the stomach wall, thereby providing protection to the sensitive mucosa.
In addition to offering gastrointestinal protection, Lecithin is recognised for helping maintain healthy skin, coat and hooves.
100g per day/500kg horse
100g = 1 cup approx.
Lecithin is often fed in conjunction with Aloe Vera for helping to maintain a healthy digestive system.
Consult your vet before treating any illness.
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