L-Ornithine, provided by Douglas Laboratories, supplies 500 mg of the amino acid in each capsule.
Food Supplement with L-Ornithine
Amino acids have many functions in the body. They are the building blocks for all body proteins—structural proteins that build muscle, connective tissues, bones and other structures, and functional proteins in the form of thousands of metabolically active enzymes. Amino acids provide the body with the nitrogen that is essential for growth and maintenance of all tissues and structures.
Proteins and amino acids also serve as a source of energy, providing about 4 calories per gram.
Aside from these general functions, individual amino acids also have specific functions in many aspects of human physiology and biochemistry. Amino acids serve as precursors for many nitrogenous substances. These include heme, purines, pyrimidines, hormones, and neuro-transmitters, including biologically active peptides. In addition, many proteins contain amino acids that have been modified for a specific function, e.g., calcium binding or collagen cross-linking. Supplemental dietary ornithine can serve as a precursor of arginine. Both ornithine and arginine can support normal wound healing, blood sugar metabolism and proper hormone secretion. Some scientists suggest that supplementation with ornithine may also support proper gastrointestinal functioning.
L-Ornithine may be a useful dietary adjunct for individuals wishing to supplement with this amino acid.
1 capsule contains: % RI* L-Ornithine-HCl 500 mg n.a.
* RI = % Reference Intake according eu-law no. 1169/2011
L-Ornithine-HCl, Capsule Gelatin, Bulking agent Cellulose, microcristalline, Anti-caking agent Talc, Anti-caking agent Magnesium Stearate, .
Recommendation for use
1 capsule daily
Not to be used by pregnant or attempting to be pregnant or nursing mothers.
Food Supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Do not exceed stated dose.
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