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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.106,107
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.108-110 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).110
Another study showed that specially coated bromelain yielded an overall improvement in general well-being, along with improvement in comfort and physical function.109
Serving Size 1 enteric coated tablet
Servings Per Container 60
Calcium (as calcium carbonate)
Bromelain proteolytic enzyme extract from pineapple (Ananas comosus) (stem) [2400 GDU per gram]***
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, silica, vegetable stearate, enteric coating (methacrylic acid copolymer dispersion NF, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, propylene glycol).
***The bromelain powder used in this product has the strength of 2400 GDU (gelatin digestive units) per gram.
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.
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Comments about Life Extension Specially-Coated Bromelain, 60 enteric coated tablets:
This product was a godsend for me, during a time when I had inflammation due to multiple arm and wrist injuries.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very Happy With This Product
from Tulsa, OK
About Me First Time User, Health Conscious
I take this product each morning on an empty stomach, as directed. Have been taking it almost a month, and while I can't say it has "cured" my inflammation problems, I will say I notice an improvement. I will continue to use this product. It's an oval-type tablet but I have had no problem swallowing it and absolutely no problem with an after-taste. The only reason I gave this a "Good" rating is because I haven't been taking it long enough, I feel, to get the optimal results.
Less Inflammation is better!
By Healthy Linda
from Toms River, NJ
About Me Health Conscious, Regular User
I use this product once a day to ease inflammation response. It helps reduce aches because when inflammation is reduced, so are aches. I prefer a capsul over a tablet but this isn't a dealkiller for me.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Helps my joints
from Huntsville, TX
This is one of the supplements I take to help protect my joints. I take it between meals in order for it to benefit my joints; otherwise, it is used for digestion.
EASY TO SWALLOW BROMELAIN
from LAS VEGAS,NV
I USE IT DAILY, TWICE A DAY FOR GENERAL WELL-BEING.
enteric coating makes great difference
from orlando fla.
About Me First Time User
Enteric coated ,so it doesn't stay in stomach and digest food. It gets to the inflamated areas.
works really well
from Centennial, CO
About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional, Regular User
It works really well for discomfort issues I might have
Your service is excellent
By tennis Mike
from Dover De.
I use it to regulate blood issues.Part of a extensive program
bromelain works for head cavity dscmfort
Works best for head cavity discomfort if taken every day rather than episodically. I take two every day and increase to three if my symptoms start returning or I see a high pollen count reported on the news.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from fort myers fl
Much better than nsaids in my situation
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