Ornithine is a chemical called an amino acid. It is made in the body. It can also be made in a laboratory. People use it as a medicine.
- Ornithine is used for improving athletic performance, reducing glutamine poisoning in the treatment of a brain condition due to liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy), and for wound healing.
- Don’t confuse ornithine with ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG).
Source: WebMD, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/