Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

Bromelain

Bromelain is an enzyme that is derived from the pineapple and has proven highly effective in reducing inflammation and swelling. It is most commonly recommended for treatment of sinus inflammation from sinusitis, sprains and tendonitis. Bromelain allows for people who could not digest pineapple easily to access its benefits, and it is best taken with meals. Recent studies are showing that Bromelain may have other benefits than just reducing inflammation and swelling.

Bromelain and Cancer

There is much interest in the use of Bromelain as a complementary medicine for the prevention and treatment of cancer. The enzymes contained in Bromelain and its anti-inflammatory benefits are showing preliminary results in helping to prevent and reduce cancer growth, but more intensive studies are needed to decide if it has an advantageous affect. It is very important that you consult with your doctor before adding Bromelain to your health regimen as a cancer preventative or treatment because of the nature of some of the cautions in its use.

Cautions for the use of Bromelain

Check with your doctor before beginning to take Bromelain. As it preserves much of its natural qualities, it can trigger allergic reactions in those susceptible to them. It can also interact with a variety of prescription, over the counter and herbal medications. The most common interaction is with any medication or supplement that is meant to act as a blood thinner. People with any kind of bleeding disorder should not take Bromelain, nor should it be taken before or directly after surgery.

Let your doctor tell you when it is appropriate to begin a course of treatment with Bromelain to reduce surgery related swelling. Pregnant women should not take the supplement, as it should be avoided by those with kidney and liver problems.
Supplements with this ingredient:
None (for now)

Links to additional information on Bromelain
Bromelain (Added on 10/8/2013 4:47:00 PM)
What is Bromelain? (Added on 10/8/2013 4:47:00 PM)
Bromelain: Health Benefits, Uses, Side Effects & More (Added on 10/8/2013 4:48:00 PM)

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