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Phosphorus Free Calcium Powder

Discussion in 'Product Questions' started by MamaGwynn, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. MamaGwynn

    MamaGwynn Elite Member

    Am I correct in thinking that phosphorus is needed for calcium absorption? In that case this would not make a good calcium supplement. I was given a container of Rep-Cal Phosphorus free calcium with vitamin D. Will I have to use this with another supplement containing phosphorus for it to be effective?

    ETA: Or is it phosphorus that blocks calcium absorption??
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    What you were given is fine.
    The reason that we use phosphorous free calcium is that most animals get all the phosphorous that they need from their food. Using a supplement that include phosphorous is just skewing the calcium phosphorous ratio too heavily on the phosphorous side.
  3. MamaGwynn

    MamaGwynn Elite Member

    Thanks for clearing that up. I figured it was good stuff I just couldn't remember what it was about the calcium to phosphorus ratio that was significant. I didn't get enough sleep last night because I was checking on my new frogs too much LOL

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