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    Default ZooMed Repti Calcium vs Now Calcium Carbonate


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    Hello, Iíve been searching for calcium supplements that are just as good as Nutrobal vetark. So far ZooMed seems to be # 1 here in the US but it doesnít have a long stick time like Nutrobal. https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/...=5F73EDCC&dl=1

    Nutrobal takes a long time to arrive from Amazon so Iíll just have to look for a different supplement that could be better.

    So Iím looking at the human supplement Now calcium carbonate. It claims to have 46% calcium in comparison to Zoomedís 38% min - 43% max. Is the Now supplement almost as good as Nutrobal calcium levels?

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    Hi Digs ~

    Have you been trying Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins with or without D3? I use Reptivite without D3, Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3, and occasionally NOW plain calcium. I know that Reptivite without D3 doesn't "stick" very well. Repti Calcium with D3 sticks pretty good.

    NOW human brand calcium carbonate is a pure calcium carbonate. Being pure I believe it never expires. I feel that NOW is comparable to Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3. I've been using NOW for my geckos for many years. It sticks well to insects.

    From my bottle's label --
    "NOW Calcium Carbonate is a basic calcium supplement that contains one of the highest concentrations of elemental calcium (about 40%), making it an optimal formulation for supporting healthy bones and teeth."
    Vetark's Nutrobal is an all-in-one multivitamin that contains a Ca:P ratio of 46:1.

    I wonder whether 46% is actually on current NOW bottles? Where did you find that? From what I see NOW compares quite favorably with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3.


    Click: https://www.amazon.com/Vetark-Nutrob...-1&tag=mh0b-20


    UPDATE!
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-01-2020 at 06:24 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    I currently have ZooMed Reptivite without D3 but I’m about to switch to Reptivite with D3. I don’t mind the reptivite’s lack of stick, I just have 1 reptile that I’m going to be supplementing and I feel that the Repti calcium with D3 will expire with lots of product still in it. The same will perhaps happen with the Reptivite but I believe that there will atleast be less product left by the time it expires. Since I’m in the US Nutrobal is rather costly due to shipping so I’m just curious if there are US calcium supplement brands better than ZooMed Repti Calcium.

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    So I guess my question is, is now’s calcium carbonate better than ZooMed Repti Calcium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digs View Post
    I currently have ZooMed Reptivite without D3 but Iím about to switch to Reptivite with D3. I donít mind the reptiviteís lack of stick, I just have 1 reptile that Iím going to be supplementing and I feel that the Repti calcium with D3 will expire with lots of product still in it. The same will perhaps happen with the Reptivite but I believe that there will atleast be less product left by the time it expires. Since Iím in the US Nutrobal is rather costly due to shipping so Iím just curious if there are US calcium supplement brands better than ZooMed Repti Calcium.
    Quote Originally Posted by Digs View Post
    So I guess my question is, is nowís calcium carbonate better than ZooMed Repti Calcium?
    I don't know any superior USA brands of calcium carbonate to NOW or to Zoo Med.

    I think NOW is equivalent to Zoo Med Repti Calcium.

    Please see my update to post 2.

    Are you ordering from the Reptile Supply Company in California or from Reptile Basics?
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I don't know any superior USA brands of calcium carbonate to NOW or to Zoo Med.

    I think NOW is equivalent to Zoo Med Repti Calcium.

    Please see my update to post 2.

    Are you ordering from the Reptile Supply Company in California or from Reptile Basics?
    I’ve never ordered items from those companies. I got the Reptivite from Petco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Hi Digs ~

    Have you been trying Zoo Med's Reptivite multivitamins with or without D3? I use Reptivite without D3, Zoo Med's Repti Calcium with D3, and occasionally NOW plain calcium. I know that Reptivite without D3 doesn't "stick" very well. Repti Calcium with D3 sticks pretty good.

    NOW human brand calcium carbonate is a pure calcium carbonate. Being pure I believe it never expires. I feel that NOW is comparable to Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3. I've been using NOW for my geckos for many years. It sticks well to insects.



    Vetark's Nutrobal is an all-in-one multivitamin that contains a Ca:P ratio of 46:1.

    I wonder whether 46% is actually on current NOW bottles? Where did you find that? From what I see NOW compares quite favorably with Zoo Med's Repti Calcium without D3.


    Click: https://www.amazon.com/Vetark-Nutrob...-1&tag=mh0b-20


    UPDATE!
    Hereís where I found it saying 46%
    https://www.nowfoods.com/supplements...rbonate-powder

    It says it contains 600mg of calcium which is more than what Vetarkís Calci Dust contains (400mg) https://www.vetark.co.uk/Shop/Reptil...lci-Dust.aspx?
    Last edited by Digs; 10-01-2020 at 02:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digs View Post
    I’ve never ordered items from those companies. I got the Reptivite from Petco.
    I've been buying my geckos' Reptivite withOUT D3 from the Reptile Supply Company in California. I also buy my insect gutload there: Zoo Med's Natural ADULT Bearded Dragon Food. The closet Petco only carries Reptivite with D3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digs View Post
    Here’s where I found it saying 46%
    https://www.nowfoods.com/supplements...rbonate-powder

    It says it contains 600mg of calcium which is more than what Vetark’s Calci Dust contains (400mg) https://www.vetark.co.uk/Shop/Reptil...lci-Dust.aspx?
    Once one has a pure calcium carbonate with X number of milligrams per serving (like Repti Calcium with or without D3), may I ask why you think more pure calcium carbonate is better? I don't think NOW contains too much calcium carbonate.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-08-2020 at 02:57 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I've been buying my geckos' Reptivite withOUT D3 from the Reptile Supply Company in California. The closet Petco only carries Reptivite with D3. I also buy my insect gutload there: Zoo Med's Natural ADULT Bearded Dragon Food.



    Once one has a pure calcium carbonate with X number of grams per serving (like Repti Calcium with or without D3), may I ask whyyou think more pure calcium carbonate is better?
    I just hear that vetark’s nutrobal has the most calcium out of all of the vitamin brands so far and I wanted to obtain the same amount of calcium in Asia’s diet. However I might just stick to ZooMed Repti calcium without D3 and ZooMed Reptivite with D3 once a week from now on. I might switch over to the NOW calcium brand if it’s true that it will last for a longer time than ZooMed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digs View Post
    I just hear that vetarkís nutrobal has the most calcium out of all of the vitamin brands so far and I wanted to obtain the same amount of calcium in Asiaís diet. However I might just stick to ZooMed Repti calcium without D3 and ZooMed Reptivite with D3 once a week from now on. I might switch over to the NOW calcium brand if itís true that it will last for a longer time than ZooMed.
    In order to compare amount of calcium carbonate in NOW to the amount of calcium carbonate in Repti Calcium without D3 we need equivalent % by weight or by volume. Have you seen either units for Repti Calcium?
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-10-2020 at 03:38 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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