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Lithothamnion Calcareum :The Unique Benefits of Shamrocks Farm Enterprises Seaweed Supplements for Horses

In equine nutrition, innovative approaches are always being sought to enhance the health and performance of horses.One major advancement is the incorporation of minerals and supplements derived from a specific type of Red seaweed, Lithothamnion Calcareum in the equine diet.Shamrock Farm Enterprises have been the pioneers in developing a wide range of seaweed based products offering  a unique range of benefits to Equine health, setting a new standard in Health and Performance nutrition.

We are recognised as one of the Global leaders in Equine health and nutrition with a Global list of customers.Our clients include many of the leading trainers and breeders in Ireland.





What is Lithothamnion Calcareum?

Lithothamnion Calcareum is a type of red seaweed found in the pristine, mineral-rich waters. It is renowned for its high content of bioavailable minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and a suite of trace elements essential for optimal animal health.

Research has shown that some forms of calcium, including those derived from marine sources like seaweeds, offer high bioavailability, solubility, and absorption rates. 


This is particularly beneficial as these forms of calcium are less sensitive to gastric pH compared to calcium carbonate. Calcium organic acids, which include forms like calcium citrate and calcium lactate, are notable for their high relative bioavailability. 

The calcium derived from marine sources like Lithothamnion Calcareum is highly absorbable by the body, due to its bioavailability and solubility. This means that when horses consume supplements containing this type of calcium, their bodies can more efficiently absorb and utilize the calcium. This is beneficial for bone health, digestive function, and overall vitality. Improved calcium absorption supports stronger bones, 

Enhanced Bone Health and Development

One of the standout benefits of Lithothamnion Calcareum is its remarkable influence on bone health. This seaweed is a rich source of bioavailable calcium, a critical component in bone formation and maintenance. Regular intake of our supplements can contribute significantly to the development of stronger, denser bones in horses, which is particularly beneficial for young, growing horses as well as older horses that might be prone to bone degeneration.

Improved Digestive Health

Shamrock minerals also promote digestive health in horses. The high magnesium content aids in efficient digestion and nutrient absorption. Moreover, the natural buffering properties of Lithothamnion Calcareum help maintain a healthy pH balance in the stomach, reducing the risk of gastric ulcers, a common issue in performance horses.

Boost in Overall Vitality and Immunity

The trace elements found in Lithothamnion Calcareum, such as zinc, selenium, and iodine, play a vital role in supporting the immune system. These elements aid in wound healing, coat health, and overall vitality, ensuring that horses not only perform at their best but also exhibit a radiant, healthy appearance.


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