L-ornithine-L-aspartate is a chemical made up of two amino acids, ornithine and aspartic acid, joined together. Most amino acids are used as building blocks to make protein. However, L-ornithine-L-aspartate is not used to make protein but is instead broken down in the body to provide ornithine and aspartic acid.
L-ornithine-L-aspartate is most commonly used orally and by needle (by IV) for a liver illness that reduces brain function called hepatic encephalopathy. There is limited scientific research that supports other uses of L-ornithine-L-aspartate.
How does it work?
L-ornithine-L-aspartate increases levels the ornithine and aspartic acid in the body. These amino acids help to reduce levels of a toxic chemical called ammonia in the blood.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of L-ornithine-L-aspartate during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.