Tag Archives: Nitric oxide

Spring Grass Laminitis

Spring is the peak time for grass-associated laminitis in most parts of the world. You can effectively treat or, better yet, prevent it but only if you understand the mechanism. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Scott A fat pony is the … Continue reading

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Fall Laminitis

There are many possible causes of laminitis but the vast majority of cases have a hormonal/endocrine root.  There is a peak in the spring, related to grazing young high sugar growths of grass.  A second peak occurs in the fall, … Continue reading

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The J-Herb

Jiaogulan, scientifically known as, Gynostemma pentaphyllum is a vine indigenous to mountainous areas of Southern China and other parts of Asia. This herb is one of the most potent inducers of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthesis.  At the same time, it … Continue reading

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