Patients often report smelling ammonia emanating from their body. Symptoms can include severe cognitive dysfunction, nervous system dysfunction, irritability, headaches, chronic fatigue, food intolerance as well as extreme outcomes if not identified and treated.
*YUCCA ROOT (worked great for me)
Avoid a diet rich in the amino acid, arginine, as it is linked to causing an increase in ammonia levels. Arginine is found foods like nuts, seeds, chicken, salmon, shrimp, dairy, oats, soybeans and coconut. Avoiding these foods will minimize your ammonia load.
DETAILS ABOUT YUCCA ROOT:
"An herb well known for its unique ability to remove ammonia from the body."
"If you decide to take yucca supplements, ask your doctor about the right dose. There isn’t a set safe amount, but your doctor can help you determine this on an individual basis."
"Similarly, the herb yucca root can be used to decrease ammonia levels. Typically, yucca comes in a capsule or powder."
"Yucca root is a fantastic whole food carbohydrate source that provides a wealth of essential nutrients."
DETAILS ABOUT L-ORNITHINE
"When using L-Ornithine, one should start out slow and increase as the dosages become more tolerable. Too much L-Ornithine at once may result in brain fog and cognitive impairment which may be the result of unwarranted rapid removal of ammonia from the brain."
"Ammonia levels can be decreased by reducing intestinal production (lactulose, rifaximin, diet), L-ornithine, prebiotic, and probiotic supplementation , as well as by supplementation with zinc and L-carnosine . "
"Administration of L-ornithine L-aspartate (LOLA) improves mental status and decreases serum and spinal fluid ammonia levels by stimulating both the urea cycle and glutamine (Gln) synthesis, which are key metabolic pathways in ammonia detoxification."
"Studies have shown that orally administered L-ornithine reduced the stress response in animals."
"In healthy people the liver will convert ammonia into urea, a substance which washes out with the urine.
People with impaired liver function will, however, be unable to rid their body of ammonia fast enough. The result is excessive concentrations of ammonia in the blood.
"At present, many positive effects are recognized due to the capacity of natural occurring zeolite clinoptilolite (ZC) to adsorb and therefore remove harmful substances like heavy metals, ammonia, or other small molecules in the gastrointestinal tract of humans."
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