Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 19, 2008

Deficiency of Threonine
It is a precursor of isoleucine and imbalance may result if the synthesis rate from asparate is incorrect.

Therapeutic doses of threonine range from 300 to 1,200 mg per day. Threonine is known to require vitamin B-6, magnesium, and niacin for its optimal utilization and metabolism in the body. It is therapeutically useful when administered along with the branched-chain amino acids valine, isoleucine, and leucine.

Threonine should not be taken with protein or competitive amino acids such as Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Tryptophan, Alanine and Seine, as well as the branched-chain amino acids, Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, since they may inhibit the uptake of Threonine into the brain.

Exceeding the recommended doses of threonine can disrupt liver function, and cause the formation of too much urea, and consequently ammonia toxicity, in your body.

Main Functions:

Required for formation of collagen.
Helps prevent fatty deposits in the liver.
Aids in production of antibodies.
Can be converted to Glycine (a neurotransmitter) in the central nervous system.
Acts as detoxifier.
Needed by the gastrointestinal tract for normal functioning.
Provides symptomatic relief 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.


August 20, 2009 - Posted by | Health |

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