L-Ornithine by Now Foods is a food supplement that provides the organism with an optimal dose of L-Ornithine. Ornithine is a non-essential amino acid that plays an important role in the urea cycle, and together with arginine and citrulline helps to release ammonia from the body, a sub-product of the metabolism of proteins.
Due to the fact that ornithine transforms into arginine, it can help to maintain healthy arginine levels in the body. Ornithine can also convert into other amino acids, such as citrulline, proline and glutamate, as well as creatine, an important source of muscle energy.
Ornithine also improves the production of human growth hormone and stimulates the secretion of insulin. It helps ensure the insulin works as an anabolic hormone to build muscle. It collaborates in the metabolism of body fat (this effect is greater if combined with Arginine and Carnitine) and also helps to strengthen the immune system.