All About Amino Acids

Threonine
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Why threonine is good for you

Threonine is an essential amino acid that helps to maintain the proper balance of protein in the body. It is important for the formation of collagen and elastin in the skin, and aids to fight fatty liver, when combined with aspartic acid and methionine.

 

Important threonine facts

 

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Groups at risk of threonine deficiency

Deficiency is rare, but can occur in the following individuals:

People in these groups at risk of threonine deficiency should talk to a medical professional about threonine supplementation BEFORE taking it.

 

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Symptoms of threonine deficiency

Deficiency may result in irritability and a generally difficult personality, including severe and sudden mood changes.

As threonine is a precursor of isoleucine, imbalance may result if the synthesis rate from aspartate is incorrect.

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Threonine and health

Talk to a medical professional about threonine supplements BEFORE taking them

 

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Threonine in food

FOOD AMOUNT
Threonine
(mg)
Bacon, pan-fried
28g
4200
Tuna, canned in oil
1 can (171g)
2184
Snapper, cooked
1 fillet (170g)
1960
Halibut, cooked
1/2 fillet (159g)
1860
Chicken breast meat only, roasted
1 cup (140g)
1834
King mackerel, cooked
1/2 fillet (154g)
1756
Soybeans, dry roasted
100g
1719
Lean veal leg, cooked
100g
1604
Lean veal sirloin, cooked
100g
1483
Lean shoulder lamb, cooked
100g
1460
Lean round beef, cooked
100g
1443
Lean pork loin chops, cooked
100g
1422
Lean veal shank, cooked
100g
1407
Pink salmon, cooked
1/2 fillet (124g)
1390
Turkey breast meat only, roasted
100g
1337
Yellow fin tuna, cooked
100g
1314
Blue fin tuna, cooked
100g
1311
Alaskan king crab, cooked
1 leg (172g)
1275

 

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Threonine recommended daily intake (RDI)

RDA 68mg/kg body weight (infants)
28mg/kg body weight (children)
8-10mg/kg body weight (adults)
 
TOLERABLE UPPER LIMIT 150-500mg
 
TOXIC LEVELS No information available

 

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Threonine works best with

 

Overdosage, toxicity and cautions for threonine

No information available.

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references

 

Last reviewed: 11 January 2007 || Last updated: 26 September 2007

 

NOTE: Mega doses of vitamins, minerals or other nutrients cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of amino acid supplement.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.

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