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Biotin: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Biotin is a B-vitamin that plays a key role in the production of skin, nails, and hair. The B-complex vitamins, like biotin, help the body convert carbohydrates, fats, and protein into energy. Biotin is used by the body to maintain the health of skin, the digestive tract, and the nervous system. The science behind the […] Read more »

Glucosamine: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Glucosamine for joint health
Glucosamine is an amino sugar produced by the body for use in tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the fluid around the body’s joints. Glucosamine can be helpful for joint health (e.g., as a supplement) to people, dogs, and horses to support healthy joints because it provides building blocks for synovial fluid, cartilage and connective tissues. Glucosamine […] Read more »

MSM: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Illustration of an MSM molecule
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in plants, animals, and humans. MSM is believed to support healthy joints when taken as a supplement.* People can get dietary MSM from a variety of plant sources, including various fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; however, the MSM used in supplements is commonly sourced from the […] Read more »

Chondroitin Sulfate, the Science Behind the Supplement

chondroitin sulfate for joint health
Chondroitin sulfate provides natural support for joints. Chondroitin sulfate is a naturally occurring molecule found in the cartilage and connective tissues of people and animals. Chondroitin is the substance that enables cartilage to provide cushion to healthy joints, and it is what the body uses to make new cartilage. Chondroitin also serves a vital role […] Read more »

Panax Ginseng: “All Healing” Root

Panax ginseng for calm, well being, and performance
Panax ginseng has been used for thousands of years to help the body manage physical and mental stress. Ginseng (panax ginseng) is a member of the ivy family that is renowned for the powerful health properties of its roots. Ginseng is the most widely used of the botanicals referred to as adaptogens, which help the […] Read more »

Why is My Horse Coughing? On Horses & Heaves

Horse coughing can be a symptom of heaves
Horse coughing is a common symptom of  heaves, an inflammatory response in the respiratory tract, often triggered by an inhaled allergen. Heaves can be compared to human asthma; however, horses with heaves will most likely not yield a diagnosis on an allergy test. Respiration becomes difficult when allergen triggers, such as pollen, dust, or mold, […] Read more »