Tri-Amino (Arginine / Citrulline / Ornithine)

Nitric oxide is integral to relaxing blood vessels. Nitric oxide helps the blood vessels maintain their flexibility so that the blood flow is unrestricted. This, in turn, helps maintain healthy blood pressure and improved blood flow to organ systems. Nitric oxide helps prevent blood clots because it prevents blood aggregation or platelets from becoming sticky. When platelets are not sticky they can move in a single file through the capillaries. Additionally, nitric oxide works as an antioxidant that reduces the possibility of immune cells adhering to artery walls. This helps keep down inflammation, which most health professionals agree is a major cause of the plaque formation that contributes to atherosclerosis.


Amino Acids—Ornithine, Arginine and Citrulline


The Tri-Amino nutrient injection combines three clinically researched amino acids—ornithine, arginine and citrulline. All three of these amino acids are involved in the urea cycle and also key contributors to nitric oxide production.


Ornithine is distinct from arginine and citrulline as it is not involved with nitric oxide production, but ornithine buffers ammonia, reducing fatigue associated with exercise.  When your cells break down nitrogen-containing compounds, such as proteins, they produce ammonia as a byproduct and can be toxic if not removed.


Ornithine is called a nonessential amino acid because your body can manufacture it. As part of the urea cycle, your liver cells produce ornithine from the amino acid arginine, which you consume in many different foods. Dietary sources of ornithine include meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, and especially good sources of arginine include turkey, peanuts, soybeans, egg whites and sesame seeds. Some studies suggest that taking ornithine prior to consuming alcohol may reduce hangovers, due to alcohol increasing ammonia levels. This may be particular to those with decreased liver function or those with alcohol sensitivity.


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