Hedgerow Paste: Fast, Convenient Gut-Support for Horses
The success of BioStar’s Hedgerow GI powder supplement has led to the creation of a fast-acting paste with the added gastro-protective benefits of Ayurvedic Triphala: Hedgerow Paste.
East and West synergy
To create Hedgerow Paste, we’ve taken the key ingredients in Hedgerow GI — several gut-supportive forage plants of traditional English hedgerows — and given the formula an extra boost from Triphala, another GI-supportive herbal blend rooted in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. In addition, we’ve included probiotic bacterial strains, plus apple pectin and sunflower lecithin, which are both known for their gastro-protective properties.
When given in combination, all of these ingredients may help to:
- Establish homeostasis in the GI tract
- Address gas, bloating, diarrhea
- Reduce gastric distress from travel and competition
- Ease adverse GI impact from feed or hay changes, or lush pasture
Hedgerow Paste combines knowledge through the ages: traditional European gut and digestive-support plants, an Eastern Ayurvedic blend of fruiting bodies (see below), plus fulvic acids and gastric support provided by 21st century microbiome science.
The convenient paste formulation with oral syringe ensures speedy delivery of active probiotic strains, as well as apple pectin and sunflower lecithin for gastric protection in horses that need it most.
What goes into Hedgerow Paste?
Organic Triphala powder is composed of three fruits native to South Asia: Amalaki (Indian gooseberry), Bibhitaki, and Haritaki. One of the most recommended and widely used herbal blends in all of Ayurvedic medicine, Triphala is considered balancing for all three doshas, and is recommended for nourishing and rejuvenating the GI tract. Triphala supports not only proper functioning of the digestive system, but also supports the circulatory and respiratory systems.
Bacillus subtilis is a beneficial spore-forming probiotic strain that can resist acids in the stomach, allowing it to pass safely into the small intestine where it blocks pathogenic bacteria, allowing other beneficial probiotic strains to colonize. Our formula provides 50 billion CFUs of B. subtilis.
BioFlora EQ is a unique BioStar probiotic blend that includes: Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, inulin, and mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS). The bacteria strains are microencapsulated to ensure passage through the stomach. Provides 100 billion CFUs.
Reed Sedge Peat (Humic and fulvic acids) can help restore the integrity of the gut membrane and support the tight junctions of the gut which play an important role in intestinal barrier function. A dysfunctional or “leaky” intestinal tight junction allows endotoxins, antigens, and bacteria to permeate into the bloodstream.
Apple Pectin used in Hedgerow Paste is the same quality used by doctors for wound management and healing. Apple pectin coats the GI tract, preserving gut-barrier function while providing protection that allows for better healing of the intestinal mucosa.
How to use Hedgerow Paste
Because of its fast-acting delivery, Hedgerow Paste can be given any time your horse needs GI tract support. Because it’s pre-packed in an oral syringe, it’s easy to have on hand and administer, especially in situations where mixing and measuring isn’t convenient.
- At shows, horses can sometimes get quirky about eating, or begin to display other signs of stress. Hedgerow Paste can help return the GI tract to homeostasis.
- During a hay change, feed change, or access to rich pasture, Hedgerow Paste supports the gut microbiome and helps support a healthy balance within the microbial community.
- During times of excess gas or diarrhea, Hedgerow Paste provides beneficial bacteria to the gut as well as helpful herbs to support healthy digestive flow and function.
Now Available: Hedgerow Pronto
Hedgerow Paste is part of our two-component supplement:
While Hedgerow GI is an important supplement for gut health on a regular basis, Hedgerow Pronto is a dual-action approach that can be used for more immediate or temporary situations. Hedgerow Pronto consists of:
- Hedgerow Mash, given first with water to help cleanse the system
- Hedgerow Paste, given one hour later to protect and soothe
Hedgerow Pronto is show-safe and conveniently packaged
for easy use and storage.