Ornithine is non-essential amino acid produced from arginine in the body. It is also found in dairy products, meat, fish and eggs.
What it does
- Athletic Performance: Athletes and body builders have traditionally taken ornithone and arginine in combination becayse they are thought to stimulated the release of growth hormone and may increase muscle mass.
- Liver Protection: Ammonia, a major toxin to the liver, is converted into urea by ornithine and arginine. Ornithineis also needed for liver detoxification.
- Wound Healing: Ornithine supplementation enhances collagen synthesis and speeds repair time of tissue injury from surgery. It may also be supportive in patients with burns injuries.
- Convalescense: As part of the stress response to injury or illness, protein stores in the body get broken down to provide energy for other metabolic processes, this can be a major problem for the seriously ill patient. Supplementation with ornithine may help prevent lean muscle breakdown during illness, improving wound healing and recovery time.
- Immune System Support: Arginine (such as from ornithine conversion) may protect the thymus, the main gland of immunity, from damage, as well as aiding T-cell activity.
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Ornithone should not be supplemented in cases of active herpes infection or schizophrenia.
Do not use in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
Generally, there are no side effects or contra-indications from using ornithone.
At the time of writing there were no well known negative drug interactions with ornithone.