Ornithine ketoglutarate might change the way amino acids, the building blocks of protein, are used in the body. It also increases insulin, a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood.
People use ornithine ketoglutarate for healing wounds and burns. It is also used for building muscle strength, HIV/AIDS, stroke, and many other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse ornithine ketoglutarate with ornithine or another chemical called L-ornithine-L-aspartate (LOLA). These are not the same.
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Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if ornithine ketoglutarate is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for ORNITHINE KETOGLUTARATE (OKG) overview.
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