Additional Information


EquiStar™ contains beta-1,3/1,6-D-glucan* and probiotics to optimize the immune response, maintain a healthy digestive tract, facilitate the fighting of diseases, and aid in maintaining overall health and performance.  EquiStar™ is also a highly fortified nutritional supplement that provides the equine athlete with optimal levels of vitamins and minerals.  

A strong immune system is essential to the Equine since the immune system controls many functions by producing chemicals and white blood cells that travel through the blood to combat infectious agents, suppress or activate inflammatory responses, enhance healing, and ward off diseases.

Immune health can be challenged by the environment, stress, allergens, poor nutrition, and bad water.
The Equine athlete is subject to stress not only from the strenuous exercise by training and performance, but also from environmental conditions – stabling in confined space, limited exposure to the outdoors, and, in some cases, poor nutrition and poor water quality.

The use of antibiotics and other drugs cause changes in the type of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract by killing the bacteria and allowing often harmful bacteria to colonize the gastrointestinal tract.  To re-establish a beneficial flora (bacteria), it is necessary to introduce in the gastrointestinal tract as many good bacteria as possible to re-balance and exclude harmful bacteria.

The introduction of probiotics in the gut can be very effective in alleviating a number of a number of conditions ranging from infantile diarrhea, necrotizing enterocolitis, antibiotic associated diarrhea, colitis, ulcers, and even surgical infections.

Since the majority of horses are subjected to stress, it is important that probiotics have been found to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori, to reduce the number of H. pylori associated gastric inflammation and to improve H. pylori associated gastritis.

Another significant beneficial effect of probiotics is the treatment and prevention of diarrhea and especially antibiotic associated diarrhea.  Antibiotic associated diarrhea is accompanied by severe side-effects including electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, pseudo-membrane colitis, and toxic megacolon.

EquiStar™ has been formulated to address these conditions.  

EqiuStar™ contains biologically active, pure beta 1,3/1,6-D glucan in concentrations that studies have shown to be effective in enhancing the Immune System of horses.  

EquiStar™ contains 50 Billion CFIs of probiotics (Basillus Lichenformis and Bacillus subtilis) to insure a healthy intestinal environment.

EquiStar™ is supplemented with optimal levels of Chontroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrocholride, and MSM to maintain joint health.  It is also supplemented with vitamins and minerals (biotin, selenium, iron, and others) essential to the health and performance of the equine athlete.

Beta 1,3/1,6-D glucan* is a known modulator of the Immune System that specifically enhances the ability of the Innate Immune System to combat infectious agents.  Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis are two probiotics that are known to prevent pathogenic micro-organisms from colonizing mucosal surfaces, reduce the availability of nutrients to exogenous pathogens, and secrete antimicrobial substance such as bacteriocins and defensins.  Interactions between enteric bacteria and dentritic cells of the host cells also stimulate the host immune system.  Since stress and the use of antibiotics are known to cause alterations in the normal intestinal flora, the introduction of beneficial bacterial species into the GI tract is an attractive option to re-establish the microbial equilibrium and prevent disease.

These benefits add up to the overall improved health and performance of the equine athlete.  The financial benefits are comparable to the health and performance benefits.  Use of EquiHealth’s immune boosting products is credited with improved winning levels in numerous horses and the successful delivery of very healthy foals.  They eliminate the cost of separate supplements included in EquiHealth’s blends and reduce the need for vet visits, scoping, and medications. 

EquiStar size and price:
4 lb serves 1 horse one month - $86.00
8 lb serves 1 horse two months - $150.00
24 lb serves 1 horse six months - $350.00

EquiStar™ Building value in your equine athlete.

*The Immunomodulator, Beta-1,3/1,6-D-glucan is considered GRAS by the FDA
(Generally Regarded As Safe)