A Dietary Supplement to Support Proper Digestion*
Could a pineapple a day keep the doctor away? Maybe not, but a dose of bromelain might be helpful. Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme found in the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus), and a very powerful anti-inflammatory. Pineapple has a long tradition as a medicinal plant among the native peoples of South America and Central America. Extracts from the flesh and stem of the pineapple plant were made into dressings and were applied to wounds and skin injuries to reduce inflammation. Drinking the juice of the plant was known to ease stomach aches and indigestion by drinking.* Today, bromelain is used by arthritis patients to help reduce the swelling that causes joint pain.* Bromelain has also shown promise in the treatment of pain, numbness, tingling, aching, and loss of motor and sensory function in the fingers resulting from carpal tunnel syndrome.* Bromelain contains a protease enzyme that is beneficial to the heart.* Studies have shown that bromelain can reduce the clumping of platelets (small plate like bodies in the blood), the formation of plaques in the arteries, and the formation of blood clots. All these effects help to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. Bromelain has also been discovered to have anti-tumor action, as well as helping the body absorb medications.*The health benefits of bromelain also include help for colds, asthma, and excessive mucus production in the respiratory system.* People who suffer from hay fever and other seasonal allergies may also benefit from bromelain's anti-inflammatory activity.* Other recognized benefits of bromelain include reducing the painful symptoms of varicose veins, including dull aches, tired legs and feet, and itchy skin.*
This product is vegetarian and free of citrus, corn, gluten, rice and yeast.
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, sillicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate, talc, titanium dioxide.
Warning: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your health care practitioner before taking this product.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.