Vitamins are an organic compound and a vital nutrient required by every living organism. Supplementation of vitamins as a treatment of certain health issues is vital, but vitamins provided to healthy organisms have little to none nutritional benefit.

The term vitamin does not include other essential nutrients. Vitamins possess a diverse amount of biochemical functions. Some, such as vitamin D, have hormone functions such as regulators of cell and tissue growth or regulators of mineral metabolism. Others, such as vitamin E, act as antioxidants. But the largest amount of vitamins, B complex vitamins, function as enzyme cofactors. These cofactors help enzymes in their work in metabolism. The vitamins are often tightly bound to the enzymes they help.

When a plant has a certain vitamin deficiency, vitamins can be supplemented. This will ensure the plant to be as strong as it can be. Vitamins are commonly used in plant tissue culture, because plants need to be as strong and healthy as possible.

Without vitamins, this specially designed Alstroemeria may not have survived its growing process.

At Lab Associates we can provide you with all commonly used vitamins in PTC labs, such as:

  • Ascorbic acid
  • Folic acid
  • Inositol
  • Pyridoxine
  • Thiamine

In order to ensure that plants, like this Alstroemeria, are as strong and healthy as possible, vitamins are used in PTC.