L-ornithine is popular in the body building world as it promotes elevation in human growth hormone and growth of muscle mass. It may also help reduce natural muscle wastage due to aging.
L-Ornithine is a urea cycle amino acid. It can stimulate the immune system, enhance the regeneration of the liver and accelerate the healing of wounds. Peer Reviewed Studies: Chaitow, L. Amino acids in therapy. Thornsons Publishing Group, England, 1985:86-88. Braverman, Eric R. The Healing Nutrients Within. Keats Publishing, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA. 1997:230. L-ornithine increases polyamines levels and low polyamines are a possible biomarker for Alzheimers disease. By increasing polyamines (which are known to facilitate the repair of damaged axons), L-ornithine may be beneficial for Alzherimers disease patients.