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NOW L-Ornithine 500mg 60caps
Supports and maintains protein metabolism. Athletes produce higher than normal levels of ammonia, a by-product of exercise that can impair muscle function and lead to weakness and fatigue. High blood ammonia levels can also result from poor metabolic function of the kidneys and liver, and lead to other health issues such as brain confusion, delirium, and lethargy. Besides liver diseases like cirrhosis and hepatitis, enzymatic problems in the urea cycle, kidney damage, smoking and drugs like diuretics and barbiturates can raise ammonia levels. High consumption of alcohol may also increase ammonia levels indirectly by impairing liver function. Ornithine has been found to help support the urea cycle and help reduce blood ammonia levels. With an aging population leading to more kidney and liver failure, plus increase use of drugs and medications, the need to control ammonia levels may increase.
Ornithine is a non-essential amino acid that plays a central role in the urea cycle, functioning along with Arginine and Citrulline to rid the body of ammonia, a byproduct of protein metabolism. Because Ornithine is converted into Arginine, it can help to maintain healthy Arginine levels in the body. Ornithine can also be converted into other amino acids, such as citrulline, proline, and glutamate, as well as creatine, an important muscular energy source. Other research has linked ornithine with production of growth hormone. Product suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Directions:Adult Dosage: Take 2 capsules 2 times daily between meals. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond a duration of 8 weeks.
Ingredients (each capsule contains):
L-Ornithine (from L-Ornithine Hydrochloride).....................................500 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients:Veg Capsule (hypromellose, water), Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).