Origin: Manufactured in the body via a mitochondrial enzyme, dihydroorotate dehydrogenase or a cytoplasmic enzyme of pyrimidine synthesis pathway.
Overview: Orotic acid monohydrate is a pyrimidinedione and a carboxylic acid. It is used as a mineral carrier for some dietary supplements to improve bioavailability, particularly for lithium orotate.
- Mineral carrier
- Pharmaceutical intermediate