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Ligatend Collagen EQ: Joint & Connective Tissue Support for Horses

Collagen is an amazing protein. It is the most abundant protein in mammals, comprising up to 35% of the whole-body protein content, and is considered one of the most useful biomaterials known.1

The body creates and uses collagen to provide strength and elasticity to connective tissue, to heal wounds, support osteoarthritic joints, reduce gastroesophageal reflux, repair GI tract damage, assist in skin regeneration, and improve mineral bone density.

Introducing BioStar’s new Ligatend Collagen EQ

BioStar’s connective tissue support formula Ligatend EQ is now also available with eggshell membrane collagen!

Collagen Basics

Collagen is the main structural protein of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in the body’s connective tissue. The ECM is a non-cellular component within all tissues and organs. It is a structural scaffold that directs cell adhesion, cell migration, and regulates cellular growth.2

• Collagen is the major component of bone, skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage.

• The amino acid L-proline is an essential component of collagen and is important for proper functioning of joints and tendons.

• Collagen also provides the specific amino acid hydroxyproline, which is the major component of the connective tissues. When connective tissue is damaged, hydroxyproline is necessary for repairing the damaged area.

• Collagen is an excellent source of the amino acid L-arginine, which supports nitric oxide production for increased circulatory support.


Native eggshell membrane collagen

Eggshell membrane collagen | BioStar US

• Our addition of native eggshell membrane collagen to original Ligatend EQ offers extra support for connective tissues.

• Unlike bovine or porcine collagens, the patented native eggshell membrane collagen BioStar uses is extracted in Spain with water and mechanical presses. No chemicals are used in its production.

• Our native eggshell membrane collagen requires a much lower dosage than other food-sourced collagens due to its non-chemical extraction process, which maintains the collagen molecules’ biologically active form. It is not denatured.

• Native eggshell membrane also provides chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, elastin, and keratin.

• Native collagen has a specific immune-mediated mechanism known as oral tolerance which inhibits inflammation and tissue catabolism at the articular level.3

Benefits of Ligatend Collagen EQ

• Provides the body with what it needs to naturally help heal and repair connective tissue on its own.

• Can be used to support healthy connective tissue in the long term, or for more immediate situations.

• Ligatend with collagen may be beneficial for horses with osteoarthritis. A 2022 human study showed that native collagen “demonstrated statistically significant effects in improving joint health and quality of life in individuals with osteoarthritis compared with a positive control combination of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate.” 4

Key Ingredients

eggshellsNative eggshell membrane collagen is an essential component in the connective tissue matrix and provides:
– A matrix of L-proline and L-lysine with omega-3 fatty acids.
– Hydroxyproline essential for connective tissue repair.
– L-arginine, an important amino acid for circulatory support.


Includes bovine colostrum for growth factors necessary in cellular support.



Provides freeze-dried orange powder for vitamin C.



Includes organic freeze-dried kale for collagen synthesis and elastin fibers.


Maintaining healthy ligaments and tendons

Ligatend Collagen EQ by BioStar USMaintaining healthy connective tissue and managing injuries to ligaments and tendons is an important aspect of horse care, especially for athletes.

With BioStar’s Ligatend Collagen EQ, owners, riders, and trainers now have another important tool in their toolbox to help horses stay sound and healthy.



1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8620403/

2 – https://blog.biostarus.com/daily-neuromuscular-support-with-neuro-plex-eq-powder/

3 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10058045/

4 – https://jeo-esska.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40634-022-00559-8



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