About our oil

The value of this oilseed lies within its unique fatty acid composition. Fatty Acids are the nutritional components of oils and fats. There are two types of fatty acids that are labelled “essential” because they must be acquired through the diet. Human and horses both can't synthesize them on their own. These two essential fatty acids (EFAs) are linoleic acid (LA which is synthesized into Omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA which is synthesized into Omega-3).


Omega-3 Supplementation in Equines

The balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 in a horse's diet is very important. Both nutrients have important functions within the body, and balancing the two is imperative in order for them to function appropriately. Because horses are herbivores and grazers, their bodies are naturally inclined to having a higher level of Omega-3 compared to Omega-6. Their Omega-3 intake comes from the small quantities of fat in their forage and their Omega-6 comes from the fats found in the oil of their grain rations.

To date, there has not been a recommended ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 that has been documented for horses. It is believed, however, that a ratio ranging from 2:1 to 5:1 Omega-3 to Omega-6 is optimal for a horse's health.

Omega-3 supplementation in a horse's diet has been shown to:

  • Improve the quality of their skin and hair coat
  • Decrease joint pain in horses that suffer from arthritis
  • Improve bone structure
  • Help prevent ulcers
  • Help with allergic hyperactivity
  • Have anti-inflammatory effects

Camelina and Vitamin E

Camelina has a high level of natural anti-oxidants in the form of Vitamin E. Vitamin E can be broken down into its chemical components called tocopherols. The following is the breakdown of Camelina Oil into its different tocopherol components:

  • Alpha-tocopherol: 30 – 40 mg/kg
  • Gamma –tocopherol: 720 – 740 mg/kg
  • Delta-tocopherol: 10 – 20 mg/kg

Of these tocopherols, gamma has the strongest anti-oxidant effects in polyunsaturated oils such as Camelina Oil. Typically, the more unsaturated the oil, the more prone it is to oxidation, hence a shorter shelf life. However, the high concentration of the gamma-tocopherol in camelina improves the oil's stability in comparison to other oils with similar levels of unsaturated fatty acids, improving its shelf life.

Storage and Shelf Life

The shelf life of camelina oil is 2 years from press date when stored appropriately. This extensive shelf life helps guarantee fresh product through the life of your product.

Light is very detrimental to cold pressed oils so it is advised to store camelina in tinted or solid colored containers. Refrigeration is not required but it is optional and may help ward off rancidity.

Do keep in mind that once a container is open, the more head space within the container to allow for oxygen, the faster the oil will break down. Therefore we recommend regular use of the product and if there is concern, you can transfer the contents to a smaller container as you move through the life of the product.


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What People Are Saying About Us

"I have seen such a great improvement in my retired rodeo horse! Since we have started using Canpressco Camelina Oil he's gone from hyper and erratic to a much calmer behaviour."

Breann Heatherington

Carrot River, SK
"I was using a similar product but decided to switch to Canpressco Camelina Oil because of the higher Omega-3 and natural Vitamin E content. Since the switch, my horses are doing so well that I've actually cut back the grain they were getting by half."

Brent Nostadt

Carnduff, SK
"My horses like Canpressco Camelina Oil so much that one of them broke into the barn and chewed the top off the pail so she could help herself!"

Debbie Spencer

Odessa, SK

About Us

Canpressco Products was the driving force behind gaining novel foods status for Camelina Oil in Canada. Through our activities in the Canadian grocery marketplace, we soon realized the value this cold pressed oil has in the equine market.

We are proud to offer a 100% Canadian grown and made Camelina Oil. Our processing procedures have been carefully designed to ensure the delicate scent and flavor of the camelina is not damaged during pressing and that the Omega-3 and Vitamin E remains fully intact throughout processing.

Our camelina oil is guaranteed to be fresh as we do small batch pressings on a quarterly basis. Our seed is cleaned to the highest of standards to ensure no contamination or foreign seed oils are present in the product.

From the Horse's Mouth

"I'm a skeptic when it comes to using supplements but I decided to give Canpressco Camelina Oil a try. My mare that has been lame for 6 months came ripping across the field on all fours, good as new after just a few weeks on the product. I am now a Canpressco believer; this stuff works in managing inflammation and joint pain!"

Jared Martin

Reserve Grand Champion at Calgary Stampede 2016
"All of my horses: broodmares, babies, and show horses are on Canpressco Camelina Oil. It gives them the show ready "bloom" that I strive for. It is terrific to have such an exceptional product available that is grown and produced locally and that is so affordable. My horses have never looked better!"

Travis Rodgers

Reserve Champion in the Non Pro Derby at the Canadian Supreme
"It can be hard on a horse’s body and muscles when you are constantly rodeoing and traveling. The Canpressco camelina oil has really helped my horse ‘Dreamer’ with her knees. They have gone from showing signs of arthritis to a huge decrease in inflammation, since using Canpressco!"

Nicole Pana

Professional Barrel Racer & Canpressco Brand Ambassador