Threonine is an essential amino acid and is a precursor of the amino acids glycine and serine. Threonine is thought to help maintain the proper protein balance in the body and prevent fatty buildup in the liver. Threonine may boost the immune system by forming antibodies and immunoglobulins. Threonine helps regulate the central nervous system. Maintains protein balance in the body.
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. •
Threonine is found in green tea that produces tranquilizing effects in the brain and creates a feeling of relaxation without drowsiness. Helps reduce high blood pressure and relieve stress.
Required for formation of collagen.
Helps prevent fatty deposits in the liver.
Aids in production of antibodies.
Acts as detoxifier.
Needed by the GI (gastrointensinal) tract for normal functioning.
Provides symptomatic relife in ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Threonine is often low in depressed patients. In that group of patients, Threonine is helpful in treating the depression.
In Studies: 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.
Technicals: Threonine is a precursor of the amino acids glycine and serine, which have effects on the central nervous system. In laboratory experiments with animals, Threonine increases thymus weight.
Sources: Green tea, meats, dairy products, eggs, and in lesser amounts in wheat germ, nuts, beans and some vegetables
Signs or Symptoms of a Deficiency: Depression
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
Excess maybe seen in: Alcohol ingestion
Those treated with sedative anti-convulsant medication (animal studies)
Vitamin B6 deficiency
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