Competition Concerns with Use of Green Tea
Our EQ Plus product for horses was our original trial formulation and has been in use for over 7 years successfully. Much concern has been raised recently regarding the use of Green Tea in this formulation and competing horses. Since the product conception, we offered two formulations: one with and one without green tea for those competing horses. Due to the rise in the number of competing horses using our products, we have encountered some confusion regarding product usage and competition.
Our biggest concern is that an owner may select the wrong formulation and end up with a positive test during competition, which is certainly not our intention. We would like to offer all 'test free' formulas, hopefully eliminating confusion and risk. With this, we have decided to discontinue the regular EQ Plus product and would like to refer all of our current EQ Plus customers to use our EQ Plus Green Tea Free Formula. We feel confident that you will receive the same benefits in terms of inflammation and pain relief.
The EQ Plus product with green tea will no longer be held in stock, but can be formulated on a custom basis at no charge for a limited time if you desire to have this formulation. Green tea is a wonderful anti-oxidant and offers many benefits, however, it is a banned substance due to containing natural caffeine derivatives.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but are just looking out for the benefit of our customers and their competing horses. If you have questions, please feel free to let us know. We are here to assist in any way possible.
Thank you for your support!
Research Spotlight: The Impact of Spirulina on Health
Spirulina blue green algae is one of my favorite ingredients and something that I have used in our pets and horses, and myself for many years. Not only is spirulina a great source of protein and naturally occurring nutrients, but has also demonstrated anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Spirulina has been used as a general detoxifying agent as well, helping to remove toxic heavy metals from the body, thus impacting health and performance.
I have personally found spirulina to benefit energy levels, improve gastrointestinal health and impact allergic conditions positively.
The research spotlight highlighted here documents the many abilities of spirulina, including the ability to reduce cholesterol levels in people. So many benefits! We include spirulina in our Cur-OST Human, EQ Green and the Companion Animal formula for added anti-inflammatory properties and overall protein support. Check out this research article ...
RIDER RESULTS SPOTLIGHT: Glenn Thompson and Two Notch
I wanted to give a quick shout out of congratulations to Glenn and his success with Two Notch at Monmouth Park. Two Notch came back after a 2 year layoff, led the pack for the majority of the race, but came in a few strides short in the end. Two Notch ran 'drug free' and considering his prior history, it makes his performance that much more spectacular. Glenn has been using our Cur-OST EQ Plus GTF formula for Two Notch, reporting a reduction in bleeding and increase in overall performance. Glenn took a leap of faith yesterday, in Two Notch and in our Cur-OST products. It was a big step for the industry and helps to show that improved health can dramatically enhance performance.
Congratulations Glenn and Two Notch! We are glad to be a part of your program!