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- What is Aspartates?
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- Dosing considerations for Aspartates.
Aspartates are used to increase absorption of the minerals they are combined with and to enhance athletic performance. Some forms are used to reduce brain damage caused by cirrhosis of the liver (hepatic encephalopathy) when given intravenously by a healthcare professional.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Liver cirrhosis. Developing research suggests L-ornithine-L-aspartate given by IV (intravenously) might reduce brain damage in some patients with liver cirrhosis.
- Enhancing athletic performance.
- Increasing mineral levels. So far there is not evidence that aspartates increase mineral absorption. Except in cases of mineral deficiency, such as iron-deficiency anemia, a well-balanced diet typically provides the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of minerals.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of aspartates during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011