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BioStar Blog Articles — Flex-Well

Decisions, Decisions: What Supplement to Use When?

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“Which product is best for my horse? Do I need hemp oil or camelina? Do I use Flex-Well or Comfort Zone? Or Furnace?”  We hear these questions a lot!  Well, here we are to help...

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Giving Back: Environmental Defense Fund

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For the Fall of 2015, BioStar has pledged a portion of our proceeds from Chia Seeds and Flex-well K9 to help support the Environmental Defense Fund. The Environmental Defense Fund focuses its efforts on clean air and...

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Supporting and Healing Ligaments and Tendons in Horses

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Injuries to ligaments and tendons in horses are common. And while we cannot totally prevent these issues from happening, we can be proactive in nutritionally supporting the connective tissue. If an injury does occur, there are methods of treatment, modalities, and nutritional support that can help the connective tissues heal.

Function and structure of connective tissue:
Tendons join muscle to bone, while ligaments join bone to bone. Both ligaments and tendons in horses have the same basic structure and are made from the same basic tissue. Most tendons are designed as flexor or extensor. Flexor tendons allow a joint to bend, and extensor tendons allow a joint to extend.

Ligaments are the stabilizing structures that help hold bones together and stop them from over-flexing or over-rotating.

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