All About Amino Acids

Ornithine
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Why ornithine is good for you

Ornithine is a non-essential amino acid and is produced in the body. Ornithine is important as it stimulates the human growth hormone to be released in the body, which in turn helps with fat metabolism. Ornithine is also required for a healthy immune system and assists in ammonia detoxification and liver rejuvenation and health.

 

Important ornithine facts

 

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Groups at risk of ornithine deficiency

Since the body can produce ornithine, deficiency is rare.

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Symptoms of ornithine deficiency

Since the body can produce ornithine, deficiency is rare.

 

Ornithine and health

Talk to a medical professional about ornithine supplements BEFORE taking them

 

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Ornithine in food

Ornithine is abundant in all protein foods, but best food sources are: meat, fish, dairy and eggs.

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Ornithine recommended daily intake (RDI)

RDA No information available
 
TOLERABLE UPPER LIMIT No information available
 
TOXIC LEVELS No information available

 

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Ornithine works best with

 

Overdosage, toxicity and cautions for ornithine

There are no reported side effects from the use of ornithine, but the following groups should NOT take L-ornithine supplements:

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Last reviewed: 11 January 2007 || Last updated: 26 September 2007

 

NOTE: Mega doses of vitamins, minerals or other nutrients cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of amino acid supplement.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.

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