Carotene Powder - Natural Vitamin A
is a 100% pure Beta Carotene Powder. Made in the USA, organic,
and you can use it in your smoothies! Great
for ALL reptiles!
confuse Vitamin A (Retinol) with Beta Carotene. They are not the
same! Retinol is a fat-soluable vitamin. Any excess in the body
is stored in the liver for future use. That's why you can easily
overdose on Vitamin A.
Carotene is naturally found in orange and yellow veggies, like
carrots. This natural Beta Carotene is a precursor to Vitamin
A, and is naturally converted in the body to active Vitamin A.
What the body needs the body will use. The best part about Beta
Carotene is that any excess is not stored in the body, instead
it's excreted in your reptile's waste. So you cannot overdose
Beta Carotene! Worst case senario of giving too much Beta Carotene
is a slight yellowing pigmentation of the skin. Some breeders
of bearded dragons and geckos have been known to give Beta Carotene
to give their reptiles more yellow in their skin. Just like a
baby that loves their carrot baby food and their noses turn orange.
Research shows that Chameleons also need Vitamin A in addition
to Beta Carotene as their bodies may not make enough Vitamin A
alone. Just be careful not to overdose. For Chameleons we recommend
Calcium Plus because it has both Vitamin A and Beta Carotene.
We give Calcium
Plus twice a month to Chameleons and Beta Carotene Powder
once a week dusted on bugs.
all other reptiles: Add it to slurries, gecko foods, dust your
insects with it, sprinkle it over greens and veggies, and gut-load
your bugs. Use it 2-3 times a week for general supplementation.
in the refrigerator for maximum freshness. Will keep for a year.