Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2015 -- Humans and animals have long been sharing medicines and natural remedies. There are many pharmaceutical drugs that are therapeutic both for people and animals. There are also natural alternatives, such as turmeric, that are helpful not just to humans, but also horses.
Turmeric is believed to be a great remedy for chronic conditions suffered by horses. Turmeric is often used in kitchens and is considered to be a great spice that adds flavor and nutrients to a dish. It is native to India and comes from a plant that belongs to the ginger family.
"For thousands of years, turmeric has been used not just in food preparation, but also as a medicine. Turmeric has an active ingredient called curcumin and it is believed to have therapeutic properties that can be helpful in treating a variety of conditions," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
In a study, a researcher concluded that turmeric may have outperformed many pharmaceutical drugs in fighting a variety of chronic, debilitating diseases. One of the best things about the spice is that its use is not associated with any side effects, unlike pharmaceutical drugs.
Turmeric is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and it works by reducing the body's inflammatory pathways. However, unlike the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories that are usually given to horses, turmeric works safely. It does its job by acting as a COX-2 inhibitor and it does not cause any damage to the lining of the stomach. Many horse owners have reported that using turmeric supplements has helped reverse the growth of melanoma in their gray horses. Turmeric is also known as a liver detoxifier and an antioxidant.
Horses are prone to oxidative stress in the same way as humans. For older horses that suffer from a type of chronic condition or for performance horses, using turmeric can be a great help. It has not yet been determined how much turmeric should be fed to horses. However, they are usually given about 1 to 2 teaspoons per day.
There are many turmeric supplements available in the market today. Experts suggest that horse owners should choose a product that has a high concentration of curcumin, and that contains a black pepper extract known as BioPerine. Turmeric has low bioavailability, and with the use of BioPerine, curcumin can be easily absorbed by the body. Turmeric with BioPerine is believed to be more therapeutic, and effective in delivering health benefits (amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI ).
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