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All Colostrum Products Are Not Alike

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All Colostrum Products Are Not Alike

As more research demonstrates the health benefits of bovine colostrum for horses, dogs and humans, more companies are coming to the market with colostrum supplements. But not all bovine colostrum is alike… and information on most of these products is heavy on marketing, but light on what’s actually important when choosing colostrum.Standard of potency Certain ...[Read Full Article]

 

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Questions & Ethics: Keeping the Feed and Supplement Industry Honest

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Questions & Ethics: Keeping the Feed and Supplement Industry Honest

At BioStar, we are asked lots of questions by horse and dog owners.   It’s an important part of working for BioStar to welcome the opportunity to answer questions…and if we don’t know the answer right away, we will find out. My job as a formulator requires asking lots and lots of my own questions when ...[Read Full Article]

 

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Astaxanthin: Super-Antioxidant

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Astaxanthin: Super-Antioxidant

AstaxanthinAstaxanthin (pronounced Asta-ZAN-thin) is a powerful antioxidant you may never have heard of.  It is a carotenoid, related to beta-carotene and lutein found in the microalgae Haematacoccus pluvialis as well as krill oil. Salmon, crab, and lobsters that eat krill gain that lovely pink/red color from this compound.   In fact, some scientists have speculated that ...[Read Full Article]

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Weathering the Winter: Foods to Support the Immune System

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Weathering the Winter: Foods to Support the Immune System

Wintertime is upon us—as is a very active flu season.  Fortunately, there are specific foods that will support your horse’s immune system, your dog’s immune system, and yours as well! The base of an immune diet for me is bovine colostrum.  This food provides 80 different immune factors including the immunoglobulins IgA and IgG, and ...[Read Full Article]

 

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Autumn: Seasonal Support for the Liver

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Autumn: Seasonal Support for the Liver

In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, autumn is known as a cleansing time for the liver. The liver is the body’s blood filter, removing toxins and unhealthy substances.  The liver is also responsible for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, specific proteins, free fatty acids, volatile fatty acids, sugars, and glycogen.  The liver produces bile ...[Read Full Article]

 

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