BioStar Blog Articles — Tri Dosha

Success Story Update: Allie’s Insulin Resistance

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by Anne Eller I just wanted to give you an update with Allie, diagnosed with insulin resistance back in January, 2015.  I just retested and she is completely within normal range!!! She is on Optimum...

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Understanding Non-structural and Structural Carbohydrates

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Understanding the difference between non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) and structural carbohydrates, and how they are calculated, can be an important guide to maintaining healthy weight and a more balanced metabolism in easy keepers and metabolic horses.

There are two general categories of carbohydrates: non-structural and structural. Starches and sugars are known as non-structural carbohydrates. They are digested by enzymes and absorbed in the foregut. Although minimal carbohydrate digestion happens in the stomach, most of the digestion and absorption occurs in the small intestine.

Structural carbohydrates are fiber components like cellulose, pectin, fructan, and hemicellulose that are digested with the help of  microorganisms in the hindgut.

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BioStar Introduces Tri Dosha EQ: New Support for Metabolic Horses

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Over the past several years as the number of metabolic horses has increased to almost epidemic proportions, I have been diligently studying, testing, and experimenting with plants and foods to see what can help bring balance to the metabolic horse’s system.

Every time a new supplement comes out for insulin resistant or Cushings horses, I immediately go read the labeled ingredients.   Sometimes I think to myself, “Hmm, I need to do some research on that ingredient,” or often, when I’m familiar with the ingredient, ask myself, “Why would a company include that?”

Of course the basics for maintaining a healthy horse with metabolic issues, or one that could become metabolic begins with food and lifestyle.

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