60 enteric coated tablets, Item# 01203
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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.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
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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Less Inflammation is better!
By Healthy Linda
from Toms River, NJ
About Me Health Conscious, Regular User
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Comments about Life Extension Specially-Coated Bromelain, 60 enteric coated tablets:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Helps my joints
from Huntsville, TX
About Me Health Conscious
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
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
helping to reduce inflammation
I take two tablets a day, in the am and pm and not with food.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Works BETTER than expected!
from Spooner, WI
I think this is a product anyone should give serious attention to using on a regular, daily basis. It works as advertised and the results are easily noticeable within 24 hours.