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OKG Chemical_Formula


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OKG Synthesis Reference

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OKG Molecular Weight

454.166 g/mol

OKG Melting Point

245-239 oC (hydrochloride salt)

OKG H2O Solubility


OKG State

Solid (white crystals or powder)



OKG Dosage Forms

Capsules (500, 650, 750, and 1000 mg) and powder

OKG Indication

Used for nutritional supplementation, also for treating dietary shortage or imbalance. It has been claimed that ornithine improves athletic performance, has anabolic effects, has wound-healing effects, and is immuno-enhancing.

OKG Pharmacology

A non-essential and nonprotein amino acid, ornithine is critical for the production of the body's proteins, enzymes and muscle tissue. Ornithine plays a central role in the urea cycle and is important for the disposal of excess nitrogen (ammonia). Ornithine is the starting point for the synthesis of many polyamines such as putrescine and spermine. Ornithine supplements are claimed to enhance the release of growth hormone and to burn excess body fat. Ornithine is necessary for proper immune function and good liver function.

OKG Absorption

Absorbed from the small intestine via a sodium-dependent active transport process

OKG side effects and Toxicity

Oral, rat LD50 = 10000 mg/kg

OKG Patient Information

Dose should be taken before bedtime and on an empty stomach.

OKG Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals