Poultry cannot produce carotenoids on their own, which is why the color of egg yolks depends on the carotenoids combination in their diets. Dark red pigmentation can be achieved with Citranaxanthin, the active ingredient in Lucantin® CX 10% NXT. The required dosage depends on the xanthophyll content of the ration.
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Our next generation of carotenoids is stabilized by propyl gallate (PG) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) or tocopherol. Extensive trials have shown that Lucantin® NXT products deliver high homogeneity, outstanding stability and long shelf life while maintaining egg yolk and broiler skin coloring efficacy. These carotenoid formulations meet the latest Regulation (EC) No 2017/962, which requires to withdraw EQ as a feed additive.
What animal species does Lucantin® CX 10% NXT cover?
BASF’s feed additives help poultry, such as laying hens and broilers, to make better use of the energy in their feed. It also gives eggs their appealing yellow-orange yolks.
In which form and standard packaging do we offer Lucantin® CX 10% NXT cover?
Lucantin® CX 10% NXT is offered as beadlet.
What is Lucantin® CX 10% NXT role in animal nutrition?
Citranaxantin is a red pigment used exclusively in poultry feeds to impart red color to egg yolks. In combination with yellow carotenoids, citranaxanthin intensifies the pigmentation and imparts the desired goldenyellow color. Citranaxanthin has been applied in this field for many decades. In comparison with canthaxanthin, a constant action ratio of 1.5:1 is achieved over the entire range.