Nekton Iguana Vitamins
Contains health-giving and life-maintaining ingredients. 13 Vitamins (in particular The B group of vitamins), 18 Amino Acids, Calcium & Phosphorus, Trace Elements.
All the ingredients in NEKTON-Iguana are in such a form that they are immediately and easily absorbed in full by the animal's organism. It supplements the daily diet with Carbohydrates, Fatty Acids, Proteins, Vitamins, Macro and Micro Elements.
Vitamins and minerals (macro and trace elements) are essential for the chemical activities of the body. Reptiles, like other animals, cannot produce their own vitamins or not in sufficient quantities and must obtain them "ready-made." If a diet is deficient in one or more vitamins this results in a breakdown of normal bodily activities and produces some symptoms of disease. An avitaminosis (vitamin deficiency) leads to the iguana's fresh green colour turning dull grey-green and can cause the points of the crest to die off. Together with a malfunctioning protein synthesis it can also lead to gout, a common occurrence in reptiles. A deficiency in any of the B group of vitamins is particularly serious as it can often result in paralysis, convulsions, impaired growth and skin problems, in particular the skin sloughing process.
Furthermore a wide variety of mineral substances are required by the body for the construction of certain tissues. Although the body is able to store some of these mineral elements, certain amounts are constantly excreted unchanged and must be replaced daily to ensure adequate reserves in times of increased metabolic activity. Of the macro elements calcium and phosphorus in particular are needed for the bones. NEKTON-Iguana, therefore, contains a balance of calcium and phosphate together with vitamin D3 to aid the adsorption of calcium by the animal's body.
This makes NEKTON-Iguana particularly valuable during such periods of stress as illness, skin sloughing, re-housing and acclimation, and has proved an excellent support during transport.
Made in Germany