Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains Threonine (Essential Amino Acid)

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Nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains threonine which is essential in the body's formation of tooth enamel, collagen, and elastin(1*). It also aids in the muscle tissue and liver's glycogen storing - glucose (sugar) that converts to energy(2*) and helps the body's immune system by producing antibodies and immunoglobulins(3*).

Threonine hinders the build-up of fat in the liver and assists in the liver's lipotropic function if partnered with methionine and aspartic acid(4*). Threonine also helps the intestinal and digestive tracts to function effectively(5*) and assists the body in maintaining proper protein balance(6*). Threonine, which is a precursor of serine and glycine, is found in large quantities in the skeletal structure, central nervous system and the heart(7*).


Sources of Threonine

Beans (green, kidney, navy, etc.), Cabbage, Spinach and Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) from Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Threonine
(2) WebMD: Threonine
(3) About Chemistry: Threonine
(4) WebBook: Threonine
(5) PubChem: Threonine
(6) ChemSpider: Threonine
(7) The Biology Project: Threonine