Some interesting facts about threonine:
- Threonine is an essential amino acid
Threonine is an essential amino acid. This means the body cannot make it at all, or not in sufficient amounts for good health and it needs to be eaten as part of the diet every day.
- Threonine functions as a building block of protein in the body
Threonine, just like all the other amino acids, is one of the building blocks of all proteins in the body, which not only include muscles, but also all the other proteins required for normal function of the body.
Studies show that when adequate levels of threonine are present in the body, other nutrients which have been digested, can be absorbed much better
- Stress and trauma increase the need for threonine
Studies show that threonine is required in much higher levels than normal when the body is under stress, especially if it is long term stress or trauma has been experienced by the body. Studies show that threonine may help the body recover more quickly after stress or trauma have been experienced.
- Threonine helps the body absorb vital nutrients
Studies show that when adequate levels of threonine are present in the body, other nutrients which have been digested, can be absorbed much better. This means that threonine facilitates better absorption of vitamins, minerals and other amino acids.