Now Foods, L-Ornithine, 500 mg, 120 Capsules
By Now Foods52 Reviews
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0.41 lbs (0.19 kg)
- Product Code: NOW-00122
- UPC Code: 733739001221
- Package Quantity: 120 Capsules
- Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 in, 0.35 lbs (0.16 kg)
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- Fitness Amino Acid
- Healthy Protein Metabolism
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
Ornithine is a non-essential amino acid that plays a central role in the urea cycle, functioning along with Arginine and Citrulline to rid the body of ammonia, a byproduct of protein metabolism. Because Ornithine is converted into Arginine, it can help maintain healthy Arginine levels in the body. Ornithine can also be converted into other amino acids, such as citrulline, proline, and glutamate, as well as creatine, an important muscular energy source.
As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules with juice or water on an empty stomach before exercise and at bedtime. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW L-Arginine, L-Citrulline and B-6.
Gelatin (capsule), rice flour and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules|
|Servings per Container: 40|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|L-Ornithine (from L-Ornithine Hydrochloride)||1.5 g (1,500 mg)||*|
|* Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
I have life-threatening brain disease and this is the supplement for that for me. I often wake up disoriented, confused, unable to speak intelligibly, and with a certain kind of brain pressure which I recognize as encephalopathy brain swelling caused by liver disease and lack of sodium, which my body does not retain. Unfortunately, as my illness has progressed and I fear might be at the last stages, I can no longer sleep thru the night, I wake up every 3-4 hrs to ingest electrolytes/sodium. When I wake up with the emergency symptoms, I need to take this on empty stomach ASAP. These symptoms are gone within a half hour. Using this in combo with electrolyte replenishment works a lot better than sodium only. As a bonus, this product has caused me quite a bit of weight loss and muscle gain, which is a feat in itself after cortico-steroids had catabolized my muscle tissue several years ago and nothing worked to regain muscle tone; also considering I cannot exercise due the hyponatremia (low blood sodium), this is pretty impressive. Please note: aminos must not be taken with milk, they must be taken on an empty stomach and a good 1/2 hr to 1 hr before meals and B6 is typically necessary to activate (although I usually take it by itself and have B6 later in the day. This works fine for me). Hope this review helps someone out there with the same condition.
Often used by body builders and atheletes to help build muscle mass, L-Ornithine also helps the body to release ammonia. It's a precursor to human growth hormone, can help with insomnia, etc. L-Ornithine and L-Arginine can activate latent herpes/shingles, so please be aware especially if you have had trouble suppressing outbreaks. Please do your research as you will probably not want to supplement with L-Arginine or L-Ornithine if you have ever had an ocular (eye) outbreak. Always consult with your doctor/health team before adding any supplement that could interfere with your medications or if you have any medical conditions that could be worsened. Take good care of yourself!