Oftentimes when people look to support health they focus on nutrition and digestion... And although that isn't wrong, it will prove ineffective and will fall short if cell health and function are not addressed.
Without boring you and taking you back to high school biology class, it's important to remember that cells are the basic building blocks of all living things!
Your horse's body is composed of trillions of cells, all with their own specialized function, that is crucial to vitality, longevity, and even basic survival.
Ultimately, cells are the basic structures of all living organisms and they provide structure for the body, take in nutrients from food and carry out vital functions.
For those who skip this step and who fail to implement action in their care routine that addresses their horse's cell health and function, it's the equivalent of trying to put water in a bucket that has holes in it. The answer isn't to put more water in the bucket, it's to first repair the holes!
If you spend all your hard-earned money and limited time focused on nutrition and digestion alone and your horse's cells are in a state of distress or disease; the cells cannot and will not properly assimilate the nutrition you send in.
That will lead not only to expensive nutrient-dense manure piles but is also the contributing factor to many horses that express nutrient deficiency and even nutrient toxicity.
Horse owners often spend hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars and countless hours analyzing the nutrient ratios of their hay and the supplements they're feeding... Without any regard to ensuring the cells of the body are in a state to utilize any of it.
Imbalance and dysfunction of cells is a major contributor of disease in your horse!
The question is - Are you currently addressing cell health and function?
In the next part of this series, we will explore ways that you can effectively support cell health and function. Allowing your horse to assimilate nutrition more readily and experience vibrant health from the very core of the body - the cells.