Threonine is an essential amino acid, and cannot be manufactured by the body and is found in high concentrations in the heart, skeletal muscles and central nervous system.
What it is
Threonine is an essential amino acid and thus indispensable in the diet of man. It is only synthesized in the microorganisms.
Threonine is useful in the stabilization of blood sugar because it can be converted into glucose in the liver by the process of gluconeogenesis. Individuals who have undergone burns or trauma have been found to have greater urinary spill of threonine, indicating that it is mobilized from tissues after a trauma.
What it does
Threonine helps maintain proper protein balance in the body. It is important for the formation of collagen, elastin and tooth enamel. It aids liver and Lipotropic function when combined with Aspartic Acid and Methionine. It prevents the buildup of fat in the liver; assists metabolism and assimilation.
- Maintains proper protein balance in the body
- Helps in collagen and elastin formation
- Formation of tooth enamel
- Liver function
- Stabilizes blood sugar
- Recovery after injury
- Anxiety alleviation and depression
Therapeutic doses of threonine range from 300 to 1,200 mg per day.