Formulator’s Corner

FORMULATOR’S CORNER

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.

Healthy Pastures mean Healthy Horses BioStar US

Protecting the gut from herbicide and pesticide exposure

Recently a customer notified me that she had her feed tested for glyphosate (Roundup) residue. She had been happy with ...
Hedgerow GI The Next Generation of Gut Support | BioStar US

Hedgerow GI: The Next Generation in Gut Support

Hedgerow GI: A new formula with ancient roots Several years ago, I became interested in traditional English hedgerows and how ...
Fermented Turmeric for Horses | BioStar US

Fermented Turmeric for Horses

Gut health is essential for overall health, and turmeric offers support for a healthy GI tract for horses and dogs ...

A Horse is a GI Tract on Four Legs

Recently I read an article on a presentation about gastric ulcers in horses given at the Association of Equine Practitioners ...
Bacillus subtilis | BioStar US

Bacillus subtilis: The Spore-based Probiotic You’ve Never Heard Of

This summer, I was introduced to a new probiotic strain by a colleague who is a human supplement formulator. He ...
Tulsi aka Holy Basil | BioStar US

Tulsi, “The Incomparable One”

In Western herbology, Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), is categorized as an adaptogen: a plant capable of ...
Bridging Eastern and Western Medicine in Chi Solutions by BioStar US

Connection: Bridging Eastern Medicine and Western Science

In 2001, a friend gave me a book on Ayurveda called The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant ...
Vitamin E and Neurological Support for Horses and Dogs | BioStar

Vitamin E & Neurological Support for Horses and Dogs

Over the past year, I’ve noticed a bit of a cognitive change in my 13 year old Australian Shepherd, Kemosabe ...
Horse Stable Vices and Domestication | BioStar

Horse Stable Vices and Domestication

What we horse owners refer to as stable vices (cribbing, wind sucking, and weaving), are also known as stereotypies, or ...
Vitamin E for Horses and Dogs | BioStar US

Vitamin E Supplements for Horses & Dogs

After many years of searching, we finally found a vitamin E complex of tocopherols and tocotrienols that meets our high ...
JJ Tate horse with BioStar blanket

The Devil’s in the Details: What Sets BioStar Apart

The raising, care, training, and campaigning of horses requires close attention to details. Whether you keep your horses in your ...
Recovery and Comfort for Horses

Recovery and Comfort for Horses: An East-Meets-West Approach

Horses are incredible athletes. Just like humans, however, their muscles can become sore and stiff after a training session or ...