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Specially-Coated Bromelain

500 mg, 60 enteric coated tablets
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  • Specially-Coated Bromelain
  • 500 mg, 60 enteric coated tablets
  • Item Catalog Number: 01203

Bromelain, a mixture of proteases extracted from the stem of the pineapple, has been used by Europeans for many years to inhibit inflammatory factors. Bromelain’s fluid-regulating properties may result from its ability to effectively suppress inflammatory cytokine production, inhibit neutrophil migration, and support removal of some cell surface inflammatory molecules. Research also shows that bromelain may help support healthy blood viscosity and blood platelet aggregation.1,2

Bromelain has to be enteric coated so that it will not be activated in the stomach and used as a digestive enzyme. Enteric-coated bromelain tablets pass into the small intestine where they are absorbed into the bloodstream to provide systemic benefits.

Specially coated bromelain may significantly modulate inflammatory reactions in the joints. Research has demonstrated that enteric-coated bromelain formulations are at least as effective as other approaches in supporting joint comfort, function and health and are well tolerated.3-5 One study even found that bromelain is more effective than other methods for maintaining joint function at rest (41% for bromelain versus 23% for other methods).5

Another study showed that specially coated bromelain yielded an overall improvement in general well-being, along with improvement in comfort and physical function.4

  1. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Mar;294(3):H1365-70.
  2. Clin Immunol. 2008 Jul;128(1):66-74. Epub 2008 May 14.
  3. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2004 Dec;1(3):251-7.
  4. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2006 Jan-Feb;24(1):25-30.
  5. Clin Rheumatol. 2004 Oct;23(5):410-5.

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 enteric coated tablet

Amount Per Serving

Calcium (as calcium carbonate)

75 mg

Bromelain proteolytic enzyme extract from pineapple (stem) [2400 Gelatin Digestive Units per gram]

500 mg

Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, silica, vegetable stearate, enteric coating (methacrylic acid copolymer dispersion NF, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, propylene glycol).

Dosage and Use
  • Take one (1) tablet once or twice daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product. Bromelain may increase the bioavailability of tetracycline antibiotics.

Warnings

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