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All About Antioxidants

Do you remember when antioxidants were all the rage as the latest and greatest thing in supplements?  Other topics catch most of the headlines these days but antioxidant activity still underlies some of the effects of currently popular ingredients like … Continue reading

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Omega-6 Gets a Bum Rap

You have probably read more than once that omega-6 fatty acids are inflammatory. I’m sure I’ve been guilty of saying something to that effect myself. The truth is, it’s an over simplification. Flax seeds have the ideal balance of omega-6 … Continue reading

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Understanding Pain

Short title for an incredibly complicated topic.  There are many different types, causes and pathways for pain.  For the purpose of this blog I will limit the discussion to acute and chronic pain that involves inflammation. At the cellular level … Continue reading

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How Joint Supplements Work

The first joint supplement for horses came out in the 1980s and was a chondroitin sulfate only product, followed by products containing Perna (green-lipped mussel). In the early 1990s, a patent was granted for the first equine combination joint supplement … Continue reading

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Balance is Everything

Homeostasis is a continuously occurring dynamic process that seeks to maintain balance between body processes and a stable internal environment. The Chinese describe it as a balance between Yin and Yang.                  There’s a lot going on beneath the surface … Continue reading

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