The Omega-3 fatty acids in US Chia seeds fight allergies in several ways. By definition, an allergy is a condition in which the immune system reacts abnormally to a foreign substance. Omega-3s help to both regulate and strengthen the immune system, thus working to prevent future allergic reactions. Boosting the immune system also lessens the risk of developing infections by combating allergens and preventing the immune system from being over-reactive.
Additionally, the Omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds have been shown to improve asthma control in humans (Barros et al., 2011, British Journal of Nutrition) and inhibit histamine release (a substance involved in immune responses) (Kawaski et al., 1994). Asthma patients and people with inflammatory airway problems have better control if their diet includes Omega-3 fatty acids (even ALA). If left unattended, chronic inflammation can lead to long-term respiratory problems, potentially inhibiting the horse’s performance and quality of life. These benefits make US Chia seeds especially appealing for horses suffering from seasonal and environmental allergic airway diseases.
Lastly, the soothing effects for the Omega-3's on the skin, reduce dryness and itchiness in horses suffering from chronic skin allergies. US Chia seeds have been proven to reduce and eliminate the effects of chronic skin allergies. Many customers have seen vast improvements in horses suffering from Urticaria (hives), insect bites, Dermatitis (scratches), and other chronic skin allergies. US Chia seeds can be used as a natural alternative to costly medications, and as a preventative to combat chronic skin allergies before they appear.