NEKTON-R is a vitamin supplement to brighten colors, enhance plumage and prevent color fading.
Feathers are given their color 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.
NEKTON-R contains the carotenoid Canthaxanthin to preserve and enhance red parts of plumage and deepen other colors. Effective additive to bird feed to bring out colors in same brilliance they have in their natural surroundings. In addition NEKTON-R is a well-balanced formula of amino acids, essential vitamins and minerals as an excellent aid to good health and condition during the moult.
NEKTON-R boosts the red coloring in the plumage of such birds as goldfinches, crossbills, red canaries, red siskins, painted buntings, cardinals, sun birds, ibises and flamingos as well as all other species producing carotenoid in their plumage.