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After years of herpetologists and breeders raving about how well Miner-all works, the demand for a comparable vitamin formula to use with it has been met. Vit-All is an exceptional insect and rodent gut-load for a litany of scientific reasons.
Through extensive research and development, we discovered that dusting vitamins onto prey insects or rodents isn't fully effective because several essential ingredients, such as beta carotene, don't work well in a dust form. The beadlet required to keep beta carotene stable when exposed to oxygen is far too large to stick to any feeder prey.
We also learned that many species of reptile are sensitive to excess amount of synthetic vitamin A, something commonly found in most other reptile vitamin supplements.
Additionally we also learned that vitamins and minerals, when packaged together, degrade each other over a short period of time.
Therefore, we package Vit-All and Miner-All separately to preserve the integrity of both products. We created Vit-All as a separate product to work with Miner-All in forming an extremely effective diet supplementation regiment.
Vit-All was developed after tremendous research into the vitamins and amino acids essential to the well being of all reptiles and amphibians. Interestingly, we discovered that the best delivery method was to use Vit-All as a gut-load for feeder insects and rodents, not as a dusting.
Feeder insects raised in captivity are essentially sterile and of reduced nutritional value. This is where Vit-All saves the day!
Feeder prey, both insects and rodents, relish the fresh ingredients in Vit-All. You'll likely even see crickets frothing at the mouth while they consume it...literally.
The key is that vitamins consumed from a dusted prey item are not nearly as absorbable as vitamins consumed from eating a prey item that consumed the vitamins ahead of time. Did you follow that? It's an amazing concept.
In order to get a natural source of Vitamin A, the beta carotene in Vit-All is freshly activated for 24 hours due to the unique addition of water to melt the lipid (fat cell) off the beta carotene beadlet that preserves its freshness.
Beta carotene builds immunity, and is a powerful antioxidant that improves immune function and promotes mucous membrane health which helps reduce upper respiratory infections.
In fact, dietary intake of beta carotene can enhance cell-mediated immune responses. Gut loading insects and rodents is the best way to introduce the proper amount of vitamins to all reptiles and amphibians.
For a balanced diet, Vit-All is recommended for use in combination with our Miner-All calcium and mineral powder.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: Shake can to blend ingredients properly.
FEEDER INSECTS: Mix approximately one teaspoon of dry VIT-ALL with one teaspoon of water, and let stand for 10 minutes. Feed this mixture to the insects in an open bowl or pan for up to 24 hours before then feeding the insects to your reptiles and amphibians.
VEGETARIANS AND HERBIVORES: Sprinkle VIT-ALL on vegetables or fruit, mist with water, and let stand for 10 minutes. Feed the vegetables or fruit to your reptile for up to 24 hours.
MICE: Mix approximately 1/4 teaspoon of VIT-ALL with 1/4 teaspoon of water, and let stand for 10 minutes. Feed to your mice in an open bowl for up to 24 hours prior to offering the rodent to your reptile.
The following are ingredients of VIT-ALL: Alfalfa Meal (natural source of Vitamin A), Dried Whey, Starch, Dextrose, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin B-12 supplement, Pollen, Beta Carotene supplement (natural source of Vitamin A), Niacin, Vitamin E supplement, Pyridoxine, Hydrochloride, Thimine mononitrate, Riboflavin, Calcium pantothenate (source of Pantothenic acid), Folic Add, Biotin.
Guaranteed Analysis Per Kilo VIT-ALL
Not Less than: Vitamin E 500 ID/kg, Vitamin B-12 3mg, Niacin 2,500mg, Riboflavin 650mg, D- Pantothenic acid 500mg, d-Biotin 1.4mg, Choline 6,000mg, Folic Acid 65mg, Thimine 850mg, Pyridoxine 800mg, Vit.C 5,200mg.
Not for human consumption.
This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.
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I bought this product from Sticky Tongue Farms along with their indoor Miner-all with D3 for my juvenile Pacman frog as a recommendation from a breeder online. My crickets swarm around the Vit-All as opposed to the Fluker's Orange cubes that I also use. They absolutely love the Vit-All. I didn't buy either from Josh's Frogs, but I wanted to review this product in particular to clear up the company's confusing details for anyone else as there hasn't been much information online regarding this product. I contacted Sticky Tongue Farms to clarify what this product was and they described it as a gut-loader formulation, not a vitamin duster, for feeder insects. Their philosophy behind giving vitamins to reptiles/amphibians is that the vitamins are best absorbed by the animal by properly feeding nutrients to your feeder insects rather than dusting than me. I compared Vit-all to other gut-loading products and they seem rather similar. The company wrote to me that they do not use any other supplements, however it's my personal preference if I want to. I have chosen to use Vit-All as apart of my feeder insect's dietary regimen. As for supplements, I use Sticky Tongue Farms indoor Miner-all (Calcium w/ D3), Rep-Cal Herptivite (multi-vit), Repashy Vitamin A, and Repashy Super-Pig (Cartenoid pigment enhancer). I pretty much follow the supplement schedule under the Pacman Supplement bundle here at Josh's Frogs. I know I wrote a novel and an epilogue, but I'm new to having an amphibian roommate and I understand how stressful it is wondering whether you're taking care of your amphibian friend(s) properly or not. I wanted to write this review in case anyone else was confused about this product as well. *<|:o)
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