Formulator’s Corner

formulators corner

Follow Chester to
the BioStar Lab...
The entrance to
the Rabbit Hole!
Down the dark
tunnel he goes...
The mad scientist
is at work!


This is where we go down the rabbit hole and talk about research and experiments with food, plants, and ingredients. The place where new ideas are sprouted, and new formulas and products are created. Tigger Montague, our founder and formulator, shares her insights and scientific research on health, nutrition, ingredients, and formulas. These articles are the basis of our products and our philosophies.

Horse Hindgut Health and Butyrate | BioStarUS

Hindgut Health and Butyric Acid

An estimated 65% of all performance and sport horses experience hindgut ulcers. Stress (including environmental, training, and transport stress), nutrition, ...
Understanding Inflammation and your Horse | BioStar US

Understanding Inflammation and Your Horse

The inflammatory process is both fascinating and complicated. The essence of inflammation is the normal protective response by the body’s ...
Fun Facts about Horses, Dogs, and Food | BioStar US

Fun Facts about Horses, Dogs, & Food!

If you’re a fan of Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit, you’ll love our fun and interesting facts about horses, dogs, and ...
Medicinal mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms for Dogs & Horses

Medicinal mushrooms have thousands of years of use as therapeutic foods in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as in ancient ...

Ask Tigger: Diet Recommendations to Build Muscle

Dear Tigger, I recently purchased a horse that was doing mid-level dressage and am transitioning him into a mid-level jumper. I ...
Horse on Optimum Defense label

Supporting the Equine Immune System with Optimum Defense

The equine immune system is a vast, complex biological apparatus. How well it functions depends on a number of factors ...
Down the Rabbit Hole with Quercetin- Tigger scientist illustration

Down the Rabbit Hole with Quercetin

What is Quercetin, and how can it help your horse? We go down the rabbit hole to learn more about ...

Which Optimum wellness formula is best for my horse or dog?

BioStar offers a range of wellness formulas with vitamins and minerals, called Optimum. With so many choices, we’ve put together ...

Choosing the Right Calming Supplement for Your Horse

The search for the best calming supplements for horses can be overwhelming… there are so many options to choose from! ...
The Next Generation of Equine Probiotics: Sym-Biota EQ | BioStar US

The Next Generation of Equine Probiotics: Sym-Biota EQ

Soil research over the past 50 years has provided us with a profound understanding of how important healthy soil is ...
Sym-Biota K9 | BioStar US

Liquid GI Support for Dogs:
Sym-Biota K9

Keeping our dog healthy begins with the gut, and dietary GI support is key to achieving it. Hippocrates said, “all ...
East Meets West: Integrated Nutritional Support for Cushing's Horses

Integrated Nutritional Support for Cushing’s Horses

The approaches to biological health challenges — including treatment of insulin-resistant and Cushing's horses — are very different between Eastern ...