Threonine is an essential amino acid and is a precursor of both amino acids Glycine and Serine in the body which are necessary to make collagen, elastin and muscle tissue.
Threonine helps maintain proper protein balance in the body while playing a key role in liver, immune and central nervous system functions. The amino acid Threonine is required to properly metabolize fats in the liver. In the nervous system, Threonine increases glycine levels important in individuals with muscle twitching and the symptoms of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
Threonine produces a tranquilizing effect in the brain and creates a feeling of relaxation without drowsiness. Helps reduce high blood pressure and relieve stress.
Aids in production of antibodies.
Acts as detoxifier.
Needed by the GI (gastrointensinal) tract for normal functioning.
Provides symptomatic relief in ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Threonine helps maintain proper protein balance in the body and preventing fatty buildup in the liver. Threonine boost the immune system by forming antibodies and immunoglobulins. Threonine helps regulate the central nervous system. Maintains protein balance in the body.
Threonine is often low in depressed patients. For that group, Threonine is helpful in treating the depression.
Threonine is an essential amino acid that helps to maintain the proper protein balance in the body. Threonine is important for the formation of collagen, elastin, and tooth enamel and enhances the immune system by aiding in the production of antibodies.
Patients with chronic depression were studied by Princeton’s Brain-Bio Institute. Those that took L-Threonine supplementation showed a greater control over their depression. In other laboratory experiments with animals, Threonine increases thymus weight. After surgery Threonine may speed up recovery.
Threonine is found in the heart where it helps maintain strength and elasticity of connective tissues and muscles. Threonine is a precursor of the amino acids glycine and serine, which have effects on the central nervous system.
Green tea, meats, dairy products, eggs, and in lesser amounts in wheat germ, nuts, beans and some vegetables
Deficiency Signs or Symptoms:
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis),
Those treated with sedative anti-convulsant medication (animal studies)
Vitamin B6 deficiency
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