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Each gram of this extrastrength bromelain extract (from pineapple) contains 2,400 gelatin digestive units (GDU) and 3,600 milk-clotting units (MCU) of enzyme activity.
Bromelain (also known as bromelin, bromeline, pineapple enzyme, and pineapple extract) is a proteolytic enzyme found in and extracted from the stems of pineapples. Pineapples have a long history of medicinal use in South and Central America, being used there for centuries as a digestive aid, especially for roundworms or managing pain, inflammation, and burns. It is approved by the German Commission E for treatment of swelling and inflammation after surgery. Some common traditional uses include hay fever, allergies, sinusitis, angina, appetite suppression, autoimmune conditions, inflammatory conditions, pain, thrombosis, cancer prevention, swelling, varicose veins, and wound healing.
Bromelain is anti-inflammatory, analgesic, as well as antiedematous, antithrombotic, and fibrinolytic. Notably, the enzyme appears to benefit an array of inflammatory conditions, including the most well studied osteoarthritis, reducing pain, tenderness, and swelling. It has also been reported to reduce postsurgery inflammation, pain and swelling, as well as inflammation associated with musculoskeletal injury. Studies have found that when in a combination enzyme formula, bromelain was as effective as the NSAID diclofenac in treating osteoarthritis of the knee.
Another very interesting application that warrants future human trials is the use of bromelain in cardiovascular disease, specifically in the treatment of acute thrombophlebitis and thrombosis prevention. Studies on its use in cancer are preliminary but show great promise as an adjunct treatment with benefits such as immunomodulation, as well as the ability to decrease tumour- and therapy-induced side effects such as nausea, gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue, and weight loss, and generally improve quality of life. Other possible applications with promising, albeit limited, human research include its use in burn debridement, sinusitis, and a skin disease of unknown etiology called pityriasis lichenoides chronica (PLC). No significant side effects have been noted thus far; however, it should be avoided by those with allergies to pineapple and cautioned for those with heart disease, as it may alter heart rate.
Adults: Take 1 capsule one to three times daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Duration of use: Consult a health-care practitioner for prolonged use.
Cautions and warnings:
Note: Each gram of this double-strength bromelain extract contains 2,400 gelatin digestive units (GDU) and 3,600 milk-clotting units (MCU) of enzyme activity. Potency, freshness, and ingredient purity are guaranteed.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding; if you have gastrointestinal lesions/ulcers; are taking anticoagulant agents, anti-inflammatory agents or antibiotics; or before having surgery. Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use and consult a health-care practitioner.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|Bromelain (500 mg) (stem bromelain from Ananas comosus)||18,000,000 FCC PU|
|Other ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.|