Urea Cycle Disorders

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Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are rare, inherited conditions affecting how the body removes waste generated from the breakdown of protein. The liver of patients with a urea cycle disorder is missing an enzyme needed to convert nitrogen into urea. This results in the toxic buildup of ammonia in the bloodstream. Without treatment, high ammonia levels in the blood may lead to brain damage, coma, and eventually death.

Research has shown that one way urea cycle disorders may be managed is through dietary supplementation with amino acids such as L-citrulline and arginine. Solace Nutrition has developed Cytolline, a medical food for the dietary management of urea cycle disorders (as well as MELAS syndrome and nitric oxide production disorders). Cytolline is a pure, soluble, L-Citrulline powder.

Available for purchase only on behalf of individuals under medical supervision and current medical care, this product is allergen-tested at no detectable level (NDL) for eggs, dairy, fish, crustacean, wheat, corn, soy, tree nuts, and peanut. It is also free of GMOs, artificial flavorings, and preservatives.

Refer to our product FAQs page to learn more about our enteric products geared toward assisting with urea cycle disorders management.

In addition, we realize that in many cases, especially when using our medical foods for managing specific rare conditions, more in-depth knowledge may be required. Please contact our experienced customer service team immediately if this applies. We are happy to work with you one-on-one to assist you in utilizing these specialized products for maximum patient benefit.