Ornithine is a non-essential amino acid that plays a central role in the urea cycle. It works in conjunction with arginine and citrulline to rid the body of ammonia, a byproduct of protein metabolism. Since ornithine is converted to arginine, it can help maintain healthy levels of arginine in the body. Ornithine can also be converted to other amino acids, such as citrulline, proline, and glutamate, as well as creatine, an important source of muscle energy.
Do not use if you are hypersensitive to L-Ornithine, if you have ornithine delta-aminotransferase deficiency, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are on a special diet, or if you have a kidney, liver, or cardiovascular disorder. Some people may experience gastrointestinal discomfort.