Ornithine and aspartic acid help to reduce levels of a toxic chemical called ammonia in the blood.
People use L-ornithine-L-aspartate for reduced brain function due to advanced liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). It is also used for athletic performance, cirrhosis, and other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse L-ornithine-L-aspartate with ornithine or aspartic acid. These are not the same.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- Reduced brain function in people with advanced liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). Taking L-ornithine-L-aspartate by mouth or by IV might reduce symptoms of this condition in people with a long-term liver disease called cirrhosis. But it does not seem to help in those with short-term liver failure. IV products can only be given by a healthcare provider.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if L-ornithine-L-aspartate is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for L-ORNITHINE-L-ASPARTATE overview.
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