L-Ornithine’s Unique Function With Detoxing Parasites
Parasite detoxes have recently become more popular in the US, but has long been used, as a preventive tool, in other countries such as Australia, Europe, South America, and Asian countries for decades; if not centuries.
Most people believe, perpetuated by the medical profession, that in the US we don’t have to worry about parasitic infections.
This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
The Healing Crisis
If you do decide to do a parasitic cleanse, a common complaint is experiencing what is known as the Herxheimer Reaction or healing crisis.
This when you feel sicker, shortly after starting the detox, before you begin to feel better.
As the parasite dies (whether parasitic, candida or bacterial), as with all life at death, it releases ammonia. Ammonia is extremely toxic to your body and needs to be converted into urea so it can eventually be excreted out of the body as urine. This is something that your body efficiently does every day, however in times when there is a bombardment of ammonia, like, during a parasitic die-off, your body could use a little help.
This is where l-ornithine comes in. L-ornithine acts like sponge or magnet. Because of its affinity to ammonia (due to its involvement during the Krebs cycle), l-ornithine helps the body remove the ammonia. This can significantly reduce the effects of the healing crisis.
You can buy l- ornithine in either capsules or powder form. As to how much to take, it can vary from person to person. The best thing to do, is to start on the low end, 1-4 grams on an empty stomach, 1-3 times per day, and then slowly increase the dosage until your symptoms decrease.