Bromelain 1200 500mg 100 Vegetarian Capsules
Used to reduce swelling especially of the nose and sinuses, ulcerative colitis, preventing muscle soreness after intense exercise and helping the body get rid of fat.
Bromelain is comprised of a group of enzymes found in pineapple juice and in the stem of pineapple plants. It is also manufactured into capsule or pill form.
- recovery from surgery
- athletic injuries
- chronic venous insufficiency
- varicose veins
- ulcerative colitis
- digestive problems
Unlike most digestive enzymes, bromelain is active both in an acid environment of the stomach and the alkaline environment of the small intestine. This makes it effective as a digestive aid. To a certain extent, the enzymes in bromelain appear to be absorbed whole into the bloodstream. In the bloodstream, bromelain can effect the whole body, producing anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning effects.
The recommended dosage varies widely according to the form used and the condition treated. For inflammatory conditions, such as injuries, pain, and sinusitis, bromelain should be taken on an empty stomach. For poor digestion, bromelain should be taken just before meals.
Bromelain is essentially nontoxic. Occasional side effects include allergic reactions and mild digestive distress.
Bromelain may amplify the effect of the following drugs: sedative drugs such as benzodiazapenes, blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) or heparin, and antibiotics.
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