Formulated to offer a comprehensive series of nutritional components, Allstar offers highly functional nutrients to support all the health needs of your equine athlete. Allstar contains egg shell membrane and MSM for joint support, curcumin to provide cells with antioxidant protection from free radical damage, equine specific probiotics for proper digestion, enzymes and organic papaya to naturally support a healthy digestive process, colostrum for immune support, a proprietary herbal blend to support optimal lung function, and BeneCell(TM)(TM), a special blend of purified nucleotides for cell regeneration.
Allstar combines the best of all ForeFront Equine products into one, easy-to-feed product, loading more cutting-edge ingredients into one formula than any other product on the market. Here is a detailed breakdown of each ingredient in Allstar, an exclusive product from ForeFront Equine.
Curcumin – Daily wear and tear of the joints leads to the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which leads to the breakdown of joint cartilage. Restricted movement soon follows. Curcumin has a long history of medicinal use due to its antioxidant properties. The science around curcumin has increased dramatically with over 7,000 studies currently in PubMed (database of scientific publications). Scientists believed that curcumin’s benefits arise from its ability to reduce free radicals in the osteo-cartilaginous tissue. Curcumin is not only supportive, it also comes without the side effects experienced by more than half of those who take pharmaceutical painkillers. ForeFront Equine is one of the first equine companies to incorporate curcumin in our equine product line. It is technology like this that makes ForeFront Equine a leader in equine nutrition.
Egg Membrane – Comprised of collagen, elastin, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks of connective tissue – natural egg membrane is a great ingredient to promote joint health. Collagen is a fibrous protein critical to cartilage strength and elasticity. Elastin is a protein critical to skin, cardiovascular, cartilage, and spinal column health. Elastin gives tissue the elastic tension and ability to resume its shape after stretching. One clinical research study with fifty-seven (57) canines with limited joint mobility demonstrated positive changes within 7 days; all subjects exhibited increased activity and mobility by the conclusion of the 28-day study. ForeFront Equine is the first equine company to combine curcumin with egg membrane.
MSM – MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient found in small amounts in a variety of foods. Published research shows MSM to be safe and successful in promoting joint comfort and supporting a normal range of motion in animals.
The sulfur in MSM helps promote flexibility and elasticity of body tissue and helps maintain cell membrane permeability. MSM also acts as a powerful antioxidant, scavenging free radicals and aiding in muscle function and joint fluid production.
MSM (known as methylsulfonylmethane) is directly involved in the production of collagen, which affects the elasticity of skin, joints, and muscle tissue. But perhaps most profoundly, MSM does seem to significantly support flexibility, allowing for the ease of motion that helps your equine athlete stay on course!
The MSM used by ForeFront Equine is manufactured exclusively in the United States, where the purity is carefully monitored and controlled to the highest standards. Horse owners can be assured they are getting the highest quality MSM available.
BeneCell(TM) – One of the most researched ingredients for use in animal diets, BeneCell(TM) is well-documented for its overall efficacy in animal diets.
BeneCell(TM) is used worldwide in human nutrition to support immunity and athletic performance. The pure nucleotides in BeneCell(TM) are also used in companion animals, bovine, swine, aquaculture, and avian diets for its powerful results. We are confident that you will be pleased with the results that your horse experiences while using Allstar from ForeFront Equine.
Colostrum – As nature’s first food, colostrum supplies immune and growth factors along with a perfect combination of vitamins and minerals to support overall health. Colostrum has applications for every age, stage of life, and level of activity.
Although it is best known for its digestive properties, colostrum also contains a peptide called LMW that offers tremendous value for joint support.
Also, colostrum is the only natural source of insulin-like growth factor, which supports cartilage and collagen production. This helps cushion joints allowing for more flexibility and ease of motion.
The colostrum used by ForeFront Equine comes from a proprietary treatment process that is recognized and approved by federal authorities and international product safety organizations. Gentle thermal processing techniques provide assurance against microbial contamination, while protecting superior immunoglobulin content, specific antibodies, growth factors, and other valuable components found within colostrum.
Why are probiotics essential and, more importantly, why equine specific probiotics?
Probiotic/Prebiotic Equine Blend –The performance and health of your horse is dependent upon the proper balance of digestive tract bacteria. Probiotics play a critical role in your horse’s diet by helping to ensure a healthy digestive tract, enhancing the immune system and defending against pathogenic agents in the digestive tract. ForeFront Equine is the first equine company to use this unique Equine Specific Probiotic Blend.
The intestinal tract encompasses one of the most diverse microbial settings ever discovered. Dependent on the life style and/or types of nutrition, the digestive tract could be subjected to minor or major alterations with possible vulnerability to disease. Thus, any disruption in the inherent nature of the GIT environment can inadvertently have unfavorable and irreparable, even tragic, consequences. Today, “good” bacteria known as probiotics are used to maintain the microbial balance of the GIT ecosystem.
Experts agree that persistent viability of probiotics within the GIT is crucial to overall health, and the important factor here is that the “good” bacteria used in supplementation must be specific to the species. In animal products, the probiotic strains typically used are either human or bovine derived. These are considered non-indigenous (foreign) as they are extracted from a non-species source.
Indigenous probiotic bacteria can tolerate the harsh conditions of the GIT (Iyer et al., 2005), while non-indigenous bacteria are unable to endure such harsh conditions. The introduction of non-indigenous probiotics into the intestine can lead to some alterations in the microorganism environment resulting in the emergence of metabolic syndrome, autoimmune diseases, and other disorders in a short- or long-term period (Barzegari, 2014).
For this reason, ForeFront Equine is using a novel probiotic blend that includes two equine specific probiotic strains - Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus salivarius. These indigenous strains were cultured directly from horses (in a non-harmful manner). Since they are host specific they can withstand the rigors of the equine digestive tract. Each digestive tract (human or animal) has a different pH, temperature, and ecosystem. Supplementing your horses’ diet with a host specific strain greatly increases the likelihood of those strains surviving in your equine athlete’s complex digestive ecosystem.
Equine Specific Enzyme Blend – is a multi-enzyme blend of non-animal source enzymes made specifically to aid in the complex digestive system of the horse. The blend is very successful in the pH range of 3 to 8, working continuously throughout the pH variations in the digestive tract. This is critical because pH in various segments of a horse’s GI tract range from 2.6 to 7.4.
The blend consists of a variety of digestive enzymes including amylase, protease, lipase, and a special enzyme mix. This enzyme complex is capable of breaking the 1-6 carbon bonds found in legume sugars. These sugars are difficult for horses to digest. When feed contains a high percentage of grain and/or alfalfa, the microbial flora ferment these sugars, which can result in the horse’s digestive discomfort. Equine Specific Enzyme Blend consists of the enzymes required for hydrolyzing plant based feed regardless of the mix of grains, legumes, and hay. It also unlocks metabolic energy and nutritive factors, increasing the nutritional value of feed. As with the Equine Specific Probiotic Blend, our product was made specifically for horses, making it safe and supportive.
Organic Papaya – It's likely you don't think much about your digestive system unless it gives you problems. When working properly, it breaks food down into smaller components so that your body can absorb and use nutrients from the food you eat. If healthy, your body produces the enzymes you need for proper digestion. Papaya contains a proteolytic enzyme called papain, which is most abundant when the fruit is ripe. Proteolytic enzymes aid in protein digestion.
Proprietary Herb Blend – The proprietary herbal blend in Allstar was specifically designed to support optimum lung function and maintain the integrity of a healthy respiratory tract. Formulated by a leading herbalist specially for ForeFront, the herbs work synergistically with the other nutrients in Allstar to offer lung support and a wide range of benefits.