L-Ornithine is an amino acid that is a central part of the urea cycle, which allows for the disposal of excess ammonia and nitrogen.1 Test results suggest that it has an anti-fatigue effect in increasing the efficiency of energy consumption.2,3
Also used in the treatment of cirrhosis,4 L-Ornithine is used to improve athletic performance, and for wound healing.5 It's a vital part of the proper functioning of the body's elimination processes and in muscle recovery. The inclusion of L-Ornithine in our 1234® Diet Drops® and hCG 1234® products assists the body in recovering from exertion while supporting the body as a whole during weight loss.
1. T Sugino et al, "L-ornithine supplementation attenuates physical fatigue in healthy volunteers by modulating lipid and amino acid metabolism" Nutrition Research (2008) 28(11):738-43.
2. S Demura et al, "The effect of L-ornithine hydrochloride ingestion on performance during incremental exhaustive ergometer bicycle exercise and ammonia metabolism during and after exercise" European journal of clinical nutrition 64(10):1166-71.
3. H Sikorska et al, "Physiological functions of L-ornithine and L-aspartate in the body and the efficacy of administration of L-ornithine-L-aspartate in conditions of relative deficiency" (2010) Polski merkuriusz lekarski: organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego 28 (168):490-5.
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithine Retrieved October 10, 2013