NEKTON-GELB is a vitamin supplement to brighten colors, enhance plumage and
prevent colors fading.
Feathers are given their colors by the deposits of carotenoids, red and yellow
pigments/lipochromes, found in plants and the fatty tissues of animals.
Although the deposits are minute they are spread over the whole surface of the
feathers creating the various shades. Carotenoids are the most widely
distributed pigments in nature and are found in all parts of plants, even in
the green parts, where they are overshadowed by the preponderance of green
chlorophyll. The bird is not capable of synthesising carotenoids by itself
which means these color pigments must form part of the dietary intake.
The nature-identical carotenoid Apo-8-carotenoic acid ethyl ester gives the
yellow shades a strong and brilliant hue. Add to nestling or egg food, or to
drinking water, at the beginning of the moult until a full set of new feathers
has grown in.
In order to help a bird through this time of pressure and strain and maintain
health, which also reflects in full and shiny feathers, the carotenoid has been
added to a basic formula of important vitamins, essential free amino acids and
a combination of macro and trace elements.
Packaging: 35 grams, 150 grams, and 750 grams.
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