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Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:21 am
by AHBD
I thought this article could be beneficial + answer some questions about this subject.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... 9KxcIslUIQ

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:26 am
by CooperDragon
That's a good breakdown from a reputable source. One of the big reasons I use and recommend his products quite often.

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:14 pm
by kingofnobbys
Bookmarked .... thx

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:34 pm
by Drache613
Hello,

Great article from the reptile magazine. I completely agree.
I wish the information got out to more people regarding the importance of balance.
Thanks for posting it.

Tracie

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 3:10 am
by kingofnobbys
more recent study --- scientific paper in the journal COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY
(B) 2010

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Pertinent extract is marked with a red rectangle ....= see page 6 of the pdf file
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The main consequence of vitamin D toxicity is a buildup of calcium in your beardie's blood (hypercalcemia) and Hypervitaminosis D when too much vitamin D is ingested.

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 6:03 am
by Taterbug
It's worth noting that while the discussion points based on other publications are probably quite relavent the UVb portion of the above paper ( https://www.vitamindwiki.com/dl959 ) failed to be replicated recently. ( http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... 12728/full ).

None of the animals in the control group had detectable levels of 25(OH)D3, whereas in the Arcadia group, all animals had levels above the detection limit of 4 nmol/L (Table 3). This group also had a higher mean 25(OH)D3 plasma concentration than the four other treatments, which were all close to the limit of detection.

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:28 am
by EllenD
Thanks so much for posting this, bookmarked it...

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:13 pm
by kyleena29
I have a question. I was looking at the Repashy calcium plus. It says use with every feeding. Would this be every day every feeding?

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:59 am
by CooperDragon
kyleena29 wrote:I have a question. I was looking at the Repashy calcium plus. It says use with every feeding. Would this be every day every feeding?


Yes dust bugs lightly and evenly at every feeding every day. It only needs to be added to bugs, not salads.

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:29 pm
by PDotson
It is really helpful. Thanks for sharing that link of the article.

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:47 am
by kingofnobbys
A little bit of biochemistry regarding calcium, UVB & vitD3 : http://www.uvguide.co.uk/vitdpathway.htm , worth adding this here for completeness I think.

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:45 am
by ShaneBond
Is it necessary to give vitamin dosage to my reptile? If yes then what are the original means of vitamin instead of artificial dosage.

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:41 am
by Taterbug
ShaneBond wrote:Is it necessary to give vitamin dosage to my reptile? If yes then what are the original means of vitamin instead of artificial dosage.


A few things are different that necessitate supplements. First our dragons get less variety of insects and plants to eat, and those insects get less variety to eat themselves. Also nature is a bit dirty, but dirt and such can contribute useful minerals from the soil. Finally in the wild many animals are known to seek out vitamins and minerals from unusual places, such as eating clay, chalk or animal bones.

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:11 am
by Danadoo
Hi there
I have an 8 week old bearded dragon called Mia :-)
Everything is good but just after some advice on supplements,
I have vetark Calci-dust vetark nutrobal and reptivite wo D3
I have been dusting first feed(crickets) with Calci-dust 5 days a week and 2 days nutrobal do I need to use the
Reptivite ?
Also I was told to get Verm x and do this 3 days a week just a bit confused of what and when I should be giving her things :-/
Your advice would be great :-)

Re: Expert view on vitamin dosing/overdosing

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 2:26 pm
by CaptSquishy
So if I am understanding the article correctly having a daily dose of vitamin/minerals along with a small daily of calcium and D3 is okay and better than giving larger doses less often?
I am at the moment feeding my Dragon dusted veggies and Worms with a 3 days of Calcium and D3
and 3 day of dusted Vitamin mineral mix is this okay? Thanks again for feed back.