L-ornithine-L-aspartate is a chemical made up of the two amino acids ornithine and aspartic acid. Most amino acids are used as building blocks to make protein. But L-ornithine-L-aspartate is not used to make protein. Instead it is broken down in the body to provide ornithine and aspartic acid.
L-ornithine-L-aspartate is most commonly used for reduced brain function in people with advanced liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). It is also used for athletic performance, cirrhosis, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work?
L-ornithine-L-aspartate increases the levels of ornithine and aspartic acid in the body. These amino acids help to reduce levels of a toxic chemical called ammonia in the blood.