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Welcome to the BioStar Blog!


Our mission is to share information, help empower dog and horse owners with knowledge about nutrition and health of their animals, and bring them the best whole food supplements.

Here you’ll find many of our own personal experiences and opinions, and we’ve taken care to ensure that the more technical information we present is backed by published nutritional studies and scientific research. Please remember, though, that the blog articles themselves are not intended to cure, diagnose, or treat any disease.

Questions about our equine and canine whole food supplements? Contact us and we’ll be glad to assist.


Hedgerow K9 with S. boulardii: New Probiotic Support for Dogs

The yeast strain Saccharomyces boulardii is one of the most researched probiotic strains on the planet, and has become a very popular probiotic for dogs. It is known for its benefits in

Reformulating BioStar’s True Balance EQ

Five years ago I formulated a product called True Balance. It was formulated based on Ayurvedic medicine principles of food support ...
Whole food treats for horses

Synchronicity, California Dreaming and New BITES

Once upon a time, I used to feed sugar cubes to my dressage horses. I liked giving them something sweet ...

The Connection Between Microbes and Mood

The idea of taking probiotics for anxiety is a fairly new one, but the scientific support is there. In 2011, ...

Are We Over-Supplementing Our Horses?

In a recent article, "Inside Elite Nutrition at the Olympics", author Nathan Gray interviewed Jeni Pearce, head of performance nutrition ...
Beer for horses: the hops make a difference

Beer for Horses: Four Healthy Reasons

Guinness stout beer is often recommended as an aid to help horses with anhidrosis, but beer for horses goes beyond ...
Lameness in horses: more treatable than you might think

Overcoming Equine Lameness With Therapeutic Whole Foods

BioStar blog contributor Lizzie Meyer relates her experiences with lameness in horses, and choosing the right whole food supplements to ...
Genetically Engineered Lysine

Lysine & Genetically Engineered Amino Acids

As most horse owners know, lysine is an essential amino acid for horses; common food sources for horses are legume ...
Feeding Horses in Autumn

The Right Foods for Autumn

In both Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine, a variety of foods and herbs are used throughout the year to balance the ...

Dioxin and Roundup: A Tale of Two Chemicals

Two infamous chemicals made the news recently: Dioxin and Roundup. Dioxin is the name given to a class of chemicals ...
Increase circulation in horses with nitric oxide.

Increasing Circulation: A Look At Nitric Oxide

Nitric Oxide is the master signaling molecule of the body. It regulates the muscle tone of blood vessels allowing them ...

Star Lyte EQ: Electrolytes and Beyond

Electrolytes are mineral salts that are essential for nerve and muscle function as well as movement of food and water ...
BioStar's Chia Seeds for Horses

Chia Seeds for a Healthy Horse

Ages before BioStar's chia seeds for horses became a modern reality, Chia seeds were a major component of the Aztec ...