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Ornithine Brand names, Ornithine Analogs

Ornithine Brand Names Mixture

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Ornithine Chemical_Formula


Ornithine RX_link

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Ornithine Synthesis Reference

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Ornithine Molecular Weight

454.166 g/mol

Ornithine Melting Point

245-239 oC (hydrochloride salt)

Ornithine H2O Solubility


Ornithine State

Solid (white crystals or powder)

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Ornithine Dosage Forms

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

Ornithine 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.

Ornithine 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.

Ornithine Absorption

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

Ornithine side effects and Toxicity

Oral, rat LD50 = 10000 mg/kg

Ornithine Patient Information

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

Ornithine Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals