Origin: Supplements and food such as cottage cheese, poultry, fish, meat lentils, and sesame seeds

Also Known As:


2-Amino-3-hydroxybutyric acid

L-alpha-amino-beta-hydroxybutyric acid


Overview: Threonine is an important part of various proteins in the body and plays a necessary role in the formation of elastin and collagen which both help with healthy skin and wound healing as well as tooth enamel. It enhances immunity, cell immune defense function, and helps prevent fatty build up within the liver.

The body synthesizes threonine into glycine which aids in the reduction of constant unwanted contractions of the muscles or spasticity.

Common Dosage: Information on standardized dosage for Threonine is lacking. However, there are suggested dosage depending on what it is used for:

  • For Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), 2g once daily for 7 days.
  • For movement disorders, 6g daily for an unknown duration.
  • For muscle spasticity, 4.5g or 6g daily in 3 divided doses for 2 weeks.
  • For spinal cord injury, 6g daily in 3 divided doses for up to 2 weeks.

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