Ornithine is a chemical called an amino acid. It is made in the body. It can also be made in a laboratory. People use it as a medicine.
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).
How it works
It's not known how ornithine might work for medical uses.
Possibly EffectiveBrain 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.
There isn't enough reliable information about the safety of ornithine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking ornithine if you arepregnantorbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Ornithine.
No information available.