- What other names is Ornithine known by?
- What is Ornithine?
- How does Ornithine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Ornithine.
Ornithine is used for improving athletic performance, reducing glutamine poisoning in the treatment of a brain condition due to liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy), and for wound healing.
Don't confuse ornithine with ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG).
Possibly Effective for...
- Brain complications caused by liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). Most research suggests that infusing L-ornithine-L-aspartate intravenously (by IV) or taking L-ornithine-L-aspartate by mouth improves ammonia levels and disease status in people with hepatic encephalopathy.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Athletic performance. Early research suggests that taking ornithine by mouth might reduce fatigue and improve measures of athletic performance such as speed, strength, and power in some people. Also, taking ornithine in combination with arginine seems to improve strength and power in male weightlifters.
- Wound healing.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking ornithine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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