11-28-2008, 04:21 AM
| || | Unsafe if used excessively. Shouldn't hurt though if used at least every 2 weeks or once a month. It does enhance calcium absorption and no more than that.
Originally Posted by iamntbatman
Mine does have vitamin D. I don't use the stuff myself, as I'm not exactly at risk for osteoporosis, but do you know if the vitamin D is unsafe for fish and inverts? I actually don't dose Caltrate anymore for my adult mystery snails as my water has a pH of 7.2 and is fairly hard so they don't have shell problems. I only use the Caltrate in my pond snail breeding tanks as it really seems to help them grow faster.
| Point is if Vitamin D is taken in excess, whilst it does enhance absorption of calcium, it becomes the most toxic of all vitamins available. Supplements containing Vit. D in concentrated form are not safe. Adults should be careful when taking Vit. D. Keep out of reach of children. Tolerable upper intake for vitamin D is 50 micrograms per day for adults. |
Last edited by Lupin; 11-28-2008 at 04:23 AM..