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Welcome to USChia.com

At US Chia, we're committed to providing high-quality, American grown chia seeds to promote health and performance. We believe nutrition is the foundation of health and wellness, and chia seeds provide a wide range of nutritional benefits. Chia contains some of the highest concentrations of soluble fiber and Omega-3s, which we all need but have trouble getting through regular diets. Whether you're focused on digestive health, heart health, or increasing endurance and performance, the powerful nutrients in chia seeds can help.

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Proudly grown in the USA

All of our chia seeds are grown in the US (the photo above is from our Kentucky farm). Most chia seeds that are sold in the US are imported from South America and Australia. We work closely with our farmers to ensure that we know how and where our seeds are produced, cleaned, and stored. We're also able to eliminate the middle-men along the way. Not only does this allow us to provide high-quality and traceable products, but it reduces chia's environmental impact and enables us to sell an affordable American-made product. 

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We're confident that you and your animals will feel and look your best with chia seeds incorporated into your diet. We sell our seeds in 1.5, 3, 5, 12, 25, and 50 lb. containers to fit your needs. So whether you're a cyclist training for the big race, or a trainer with a pasture full of Thoroughbreds, we've got you covered.

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Research

The Pitfalls of Crop Importation

April 20, 2014

While farming has long been an integral part of the American economic system, the US farming community has been plagued with a new blight over the last few years – imported crops. With locally grown food initiatives rising in popularity, one has to ask the question – who is really benefitting from importing crops? While consumers do reap some cost reductions and a wider selection, the true beneficiaries are the large food processors and distributors whose primary goal is to boost profit margins. In an article from independent media provider Alternet, author Jason Mark outlines the issues facing famers and consumers in the United States as a result from increased crop imports, highlighting the importance of re-stimulating agriculture in America. ...

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Chia Seeds Recognized for Improving Gastrointestinal Function

April 13, 2014

No one enjoys discussing poop – however, studies indicate that 15% of the human population suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects horses as well. Linkages between recurring colic and laminitis in association with IBS in horses have even become recent topics of importance within the equine community. There is no known cure for IBS, but there may be hope in store. According to No-IBS – an organization dedicated to finding holistic approaches to relieving digestion issues – chia is a great food for those suffering from IBS. First and foremost, chia seeds are very high in soluble fiber, with 10.3 grams in every two tablespoons (for the record, that’s 41% of a humans daily requirement). It’s...

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Chronicle of the Horse Suggests Omega-3 to Manage Allergies

April 06, 2014

Many horse owners struggle with the occurrence of allergies, finding them difficult to properly diagnose and treat. Often the sources are challenging to fully eliminate, and using allergy shots or corticosteroids can be costly and hard to manage. Chronicle of the Horse indentifies dietary supplements, such as flax, chia and hemp as helpful additives for reducing the symptoms and occurrence of allergies because of their richness in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fights against allergies in several ways. First, allergies are typically a result of an over-reactive immune system. Omega-3s help both regulate and strengthen the immune system, thus working to ward off future allergic reactions. Boosting the immune system also lessens the risk of developing infections as a result of...

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