An Essential Amino Acid

Threonine, an essential amino acid, is an important constituent of collagen, Elastin, and enamel protein.

Prevent Fat Build Up

Threonine helps prevents fat build-up in the liver and helps the digestive and intestinal tracts function more smoothly; assists metabolism and assimilation. Threonine is required to help maintain the proper protein balance in the body, as well as assist in the formation of collagen and elastin in the skin.

Other nutrients are also better absorbed when threonine is present, and threonine has also been used as a partial treatment of mental health.

Deficiency Symptoms

In humans, threonine deficiency may result in irritability and a generally difficult personality.

Good levels of threonine are found in most meats, dairy and eggs, as well as in lower quantities in wheat germ, nuts, beans and some vegetables.

People taking threonine supplements normally take a dosage ranging between 103 milligrams and 500 milligrams daily but be aware that this dosage is the minimum that you require per day, to ward off serious deficiency of threonine. In the therapeutic use of threonine, the dosage is usually increased considerably, but the toxicity level must be kept in mind.

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