Pineapple is more than just a great tropical treat; the sweet fruit also carries inside itself powerful enzymes that are used around the world to naturally boost health by improving digestion, aiding healthy circulation, and regulating natural inflammatory response involved in seasonal allergies*. Found in the juice, fruit, and stem of the pineapple, bromelain may be used to support inflammatory processes and may also lead to reduced swelling, bruising, and healing time following injury or surgery*.
Research shows that bromelain has fibrinolytic, antiedematous and antithrombotic properties, meaning that it may provide support for blood clots, edema and swelling. Bromelain works by inhibiting blood platelets ability to stick or clump together, this may help reduce clot formation*.
Some clinical studies have found that bromelain may provide a possible natural alternative to more traditional pain-killing medications. Of more than 80 people who participated in a study on the effectiveness of bromelain on pain and swelling after molar removal, the ones prescribed bromelain “reported significantly lower post-operation pain, swelling and even redness compared to the control group prescribed a generic painkiller.”*†
Along with bromelain’s anti-inflammatory properties it may also be useful as a digestive aid. Since it is effective at promoting healthy tissue on the outside of the body, the same may be said for the lining of your stomach or the lower gastrointestinal tract. Within these organs, bromelain may promote healing processes as well as maintain healthy tissues.*
The daily recommended dosage for bromelain is anywhere from 500 – 800 milligrams, but always be sure to meet with a licensed physician before beginning any new health regimen, though long-term use of bromelain is generally well tolerated, even at doses as high as 2-3 grams per day. Bio-Tech’s Bromase, which is manufactured from an all-natural pineapple source comes in 500mg capsules for easy, everyday use.
Bromelain has a long history of being used to treat ailments, particularly in Hawaii, South America, and Asia. It was first introduced as a therapeutic supplement in 1957 according to the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. It has continued to be associated with impressive health benefits through studies and looks to further solidify its place among dietary supplements as more studies are conducted.
– Keith Helm III
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Bio-Tech Pharmacal, Inc.’s products are not intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease.