THREONINE is one of the essential amino acids, meaning that it cannot be produced by the human body and must be supplied externally, through diet or supplementation. It is one of the 20 essential protein-building amino acids that are crucial for the body to function properly. Threonine plays an important role in the production of collagen, elastin, and in maintaining normal muscle, skin and bone health.
Importance of threonine for athletes:
- Muscle regeneration. Supports muscle recovery processes after intense exercise, which can reduce the time it takes to return to full performance.
- Strengthening the immune system – Regular physical exertion, especially competitive exercise, can put a strain on the immune system. Providing adequate amounts of threonine can support immune system function and protect athletes from disease.
- Maintaining healthy muscle mass. Is involved in protein synthesis, which is essential for maintaining and developing muscle mass, which is important for athletes.
Dosage: 15-20 mg per kilogram of body weight per day.