L-Threonine (Amino Acid)
HealthWise® L-Threonine 150g
- 100% pure powder
- pharmaceutical grade
- packed without fillers or flowing agents
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May speed wound healing and recovery from injury by keeping the connective tissue strong to facilitate faster healing. Threonine is needed to create glycine and serine, two amino acids that are necessary for the production of collagen, elastin, and muscle tissue. It is also found in significant amounts in the heart.
Liver Function: Threonine combines with the amino acids aspartic acid and methionine to help the liver with the digestion of fats and fatty acids.
Nervous System Disorders: Threonine supplementation may be useful in the treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) where there is a Glycine deficiency. Administering glycine directly is ineffective, since it cannot cross into the central nervous system, so it needs
Threonine to facilitate the shuttle. Research indicates that symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), another disease that affects the nerve and muscle function, may be lessened with threonine supplementation.
Uric acid reduction
Uric acid accumulation in the body predisposes the body to Gout. The amino acid threonine, along with glycine, are important compound for the removal of purines – these are compounds that break down into uric acid, which itself is a by-product of protein digestion in the human body.
When taken in dosage of anything between 2 and 4 grams every day for a maximum period of about 12 months the use of threonine appears to be safe. However, some people using this essential amino acid may suffer from negligible side effects like headache, stomach disorder, queasiness and skin rash.
Nervous System Disorders; ALS, MS; Depression: One 1992 study showed that 7.5 grams of threonine taken daily decreased spasticity among
study participants. Individuals suffering from clinical depression can also benefit from using dosages consisting of one gram of threonine two times daily – this supplementation generates a marked improvement in the affected person.
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