Frequently Asked Questions

Why are there 4 different hemp products?

Each product provides different nutritional benefits. Hemp oil adds only fats (primarily unsaturated fats). Fibre Plus, Protein Plus and Protein Bites add ratios of protein, fibre and fats (as well as other vitamins, minerals, etc.). So that you can use any product or combination of products to tailor the supplement to your horses' needs for optimal health and performance.

What's the difference between Hemp seed oil and CBD oil?

Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. The seeds do not contain CBD, but they have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds that can also have health benefits.

CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant in its production. These contain a higher concentration of CBD, which is a compound with numerous potential health benefits.

North 40 Performance products are Hemp seed products and do not contain CBD or THC.

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Why is the Omega 6 to 3 ratio important?

Omega 3s and Omega 6s are both essential fatty acids (EFAs) that your body needs. In the correct ratio, they provide nutrition common, energy, and numerous health benefits. If the Omega 6s are to high in comparison to the Omega 3s, many of the health benefits can be reduced or lost.

How is hemp protein different from other proteins?

Hemp contains more protein than most other plant based sources. It is a complete protein consisting of 20 amino acids and it is 90% digestible, making it one of the most digestible proteins available. This combination makes hemp protein superior to most other proteins. 

Why use Fibre Plus

High starch diets are known to cause gastric ulcers, hind-gut acidosis, laminitis and colic. Fibre Plus is low in starch, high in oil and fibre offering high nutritional value while maintaining gut health integrity and may reduce the need for high starch grains. 

Do your products contain cholesterol?

No, all of our hemp feed products are cholesterol free. All of our products contain plant sterols which help to reduce cholesterol. 

Do you use chemicals or preservatives to improve shelf life?

No all of our hemp products have vitamin E and numerous anti-oxidants that act as natural preservatives, and provide additional nutritional benefits to your animal. 

Could my horse test positive for THC?

We recommend that competitive riders use these products at their own discretion. Please reach out to your association's governing body  for guidance on testing protocols. North 40 Performance is not responsible for any disciplinary action or penalty that may result from the use of our products. 

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