Ornithin is a chemical compound called as an amino acid which is made by the body. It is used for improving athletic performance. It also reduces the glutamine poisoning in the treatment of body. Aspartic acid is alpha amino acid and salts of aspartic acid are known as aspartate. The L-isomer of aspartate is the one among 23 proteinogenic amino acids. It is the building blocks of protein.
- Brain complications caused by liver diseases
- Liver cirrhosis
- For a liver illness that reduces brain function 5-40 grams daily for up to 7 days has been used.
Ornithine starts the detoxification cycle by causing activation of urea cycle enzyme, carbamyl tranferase and synthetase. This causes conversion of toxic ammonia into toxic urea. This helps the diseased liver to perform its normal function. In detoxification it causes lowering of elevated levels of ammonia in blood. It also improves symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Thus it retains normal metabolic function of liver and improves the symptoms of weakness. Aspartate is an excitatory neurotransmitter and helps in maintaining the glutamate concentration in the brain.
- L-Ornithine L-Aspartate is contraindicated in conditions like Renal insufficiency, Pregnancy.