The ornithine is just to help you sleep. I have never bought it and sometimes I sleep and sometimes I don't. Lots of people do use it and I don't know if it guarantees you a nights sleep, if it does I want some too as my 6th flush was a lousy night! Everyone seems to have a different opinion on how often to flush, what did Hulda's recipe say? I've done a year apart, a month apart, two weeks apart and if this pain doesn't stop will do one week apart. Listen to your body seems to be the best advice of all. What works for one will not necessarily work for another. Best of luck to you.