Ok, this is in response to MsHelfinger's request to post my understanding of N.O. and Ammonia issues.
To be frankly honest, I have not been able to adequately research this matter to a working knowledge extent. I am still scratching at the surface at best. It makes it very tough to research and understand complicated issues when your brain is one of the main organs effected by said problems. LOL.
So, here are some links I've come across while trying to put some puzzles together: Any feedback is heartily welcome:
Currently I am taking the Jernigan Neuro-antix and Neuro-antitox II for the past 2 weeks, but this past week I backed off b/c my kidneys were weak. (at least I think they are based on symptoms) I don't know if these 2 products are doing anything to be honest. I am just experimenting and hoping to go back to the N.D that tested me to see if the N.O. and Ammonia have reduced any on this regimen. So we will have to see.
Another site I found is by a Biochemist explaining all the super brainy side of high N.O. levels with ammonia. I can't wrap my little head around it, but understand enough to know this is my portrait :( Good to know, but tough to tackle. http://sprident.com/martin-pall/
Also looking into some other forums and such on high N.O. which seems VERY common in Autism and other Neuro-degenerative diseases. A lot of natural practicioners seem to employ the use of Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid. It is said to assist the removal of ammonia from the C.N.S. as well as help balance body's nitrogen chemistry and prevent nitrogen excess in body tissues and fluids. So I'm thinking on trying this one next if the Jernigan stuff doesn't make a nice dent in my sky high levels of both N.O. and Ammonia. I'm sure it's a heck of a lot cheaper too! I'd google it and see what you find, then share it with us. I don't have any time today, but will check back tomorrow evening and see if anyone found any nice info!! :)
BTW, everyone kept telling me to take Ornithine and I was taking a handful a day due to parasite issues and wasn't getting better and tested super high in Ammonia even after using this supplement for weeks and look what I found!!!
QUOTE:Arginine and ornithine are amino acids that serve as precursors to fuel HGH production and increase nitric oxide levels in the blood. Such increases have been associated with enhanced athletic recovery times, increased muscle mass, enhanced immunity and improved sexual performance.
Ok, so some people may need more N.O., but if you're chronically ill and add to that plate with higher N.O., you are asking for trouble. So taking Orithine in my case was feeding my already high N.O. levels! :( NOT GOOD!!!!