Seaweed & Algae, sea vegetables and Kelp
A pet food ingredient that may be new to some.
Seaweed, algae and kelp are good sources of minerals such as iron, iodine, potassium, and trace minerals. Sea vegetables have a high level of digestible protein.
Most minerals are chelated because it is usually bound to an amino acid or protein. The theory is that a neutral chelated molecule will be more completely absorbed than
in a non-chelated form.
Our universal seaweed blend can be used for almost any animal and fed to a wide range of animals/mammals from the most expensive pedigree race horses to sheep, goats, pigs, domestic animals such as dogs and cats, poultry, birds and fish.
For the last three billion years Marine plants/seaweeds have supported virtually all living creatures in the Ocean. They belong too the first chain in the food cycle. The benefits of seaweed are multiple and are reflected in improved animal care and health, to keep coat condition and skin pigmentation, fertility, ability to cope with stress and livelier offspring, limiting the need of medicines. Our Seaweed blend is based on Irish rockweed (wack) but added are other brown, green and red type seaweeds, it contain the full spectrum of organic (photo-synthetic) vitamins, all minerals and 72 natural ionic sea trace minerals, lipids, plant sterols, amino acids. Omega 3’s and 6’s, anti-oxidants, growth hormones, poly-phenols i.e. This is vital for cell detoxification, and for the overall metabolism in general, In many situations a sufficient supply of an essential trace elements can make all the difference between the well being and poor growth. When farm animals as cattle, horses, sheep, goats and deer and other animals are on pasture with none, little or varying amounts of concentrates, you can consider supply trace elements using seaweed. Negatively charged minerals increase the transport and bio-availability of other foods, the supplement improves the animals ability to digest, enabling it to make better use of whatever feed is available. In addition, relying solely on land-based feed easily lead to deficiencies in these micronutrients and electrolytes
Most used types of seaweed are:
· Brown algae (kelp and fucus) is the most nutritious of all sea
vegetables. It is an excellent source of potassium and is easily
ground into a powder which may be sprinkled over the food or
used as flakes for fish and horses..
Red algae (gigartina, nori, dulse, and Iris Moss) have high concentration of carrageen an which results in the red algae having a gelatinous consistency. These red algae maintains their form in the intestines and this will helps to absorb poisons and toxins which will then be carried out of the body.
* Chlorophyll. It contains vitamins (especially B12), minerals, trace
minerals, and beta carotene. It also has significant amounts of
naturally occurring precursors of glycogen and other compounds
which nourish and enhance brain activity.
* Ocean mix. A blend made from brown, green and red seaweed/algae.
Each type of seaweed has his own cocktail of chemical compounds.
Price; € 1.95/Kg ( agriculture use)