What is L-Ornithine?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Amino acid complex Amino acids Hepa-Merz

L-Ornithine is an Amino Acid which is not incorporated into proteins. The main function L-Ornithine is that it aids detoxification of the body and supports growth hormone in children.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with L-Ornithine

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1

Why patients stopped taking L-Ornithine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking L-Ornithine

Duration

Stopped taking L-Ornithine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
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2 patient evaluations for L-Ornithine

Jan 1, 2015 (Started Jun 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for excess ammonia smelling vaginal discharge)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.8 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 18, 2011 (Started Jun 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3.8 g Daily
Advice & Tips: My bath towels after washing smell strong of ammonia. After taking ornithine I no longer notice my bath towels smelling. Note be careful on how much you take, as it could result in uncontrollable diarrhea.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2011 (Started May 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr. Hilda Clark advises using Ornithine to help eliminate toxic methane build up, from parasites in the brain, that can lead to Insomnia.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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