Nutritional Supplement

Ornithine

Possible Deficiencies

Since ornithine is produced by the body, a deficiency of this nonessential amino acid is unlikely, though depletion can occur during growth or pregnancy, and after severe trauma or malnutrition.1

Side Effects

Gastrointestinal distress has been reported with intakes over 10 grams of ornithine per day.

References

1. Zieve L. Conditional deficiencies of ornithine or arginine. J Am Coll Nutr 1986;5:167-76. [review]

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