Ammonia is manufactured as a by-product of “depleted” amino acids and endogenous proteins. The leftover nitrogen atoms from depleted amino acids combine with hydrogen to form Ammonia.
Ammonia is combined with endogenous carbon dioxide and excreted from the body via the urine as urea.
Ammonium ions are a toxic waste product of the metabolism in animals. The manufacture of ammonia is a natural byproduct of human metabolism.
When excessive amounts of ammonia are manufactured endogenously in the body and when these excessive amounts are not cleared from the body via the urea cycle there may be toxic effects to the body, such as:
- damage to the digestive system
- effect to metabolism such as fatigue
- toxicity to the nervous system
The following natural substances have been researched and studied for their ability to detoxify excessive ammonia from the body:
Ornithine alpha ketoglutarate
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