Properties of Bromelain

Bromelain supplements

Bromelain is the name of a powerful enzyme with proteolytic action, i.e. breaks proteins into smaller units.

Bromelain is the pineapple (Ananas comosus).Used to help reduce inflammation in the body, accelerate the healing of wounds and bruises, and assist in the digestion of proteins. Preliminary studies suggest that it may also be beneficial to help fight cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Properties of Bromelain

Bromelain, the pineapple bioactive ingredient was isolated for the first time in 1891 and was introduced as a therapeutic supplement in 1957. Today, Bromelain is used by patients with arthritis to help reduce the inflammation that causes pain in the joints.

Bromelain has also shown to be promising in the treatment of pain, numbness, tingling, pain, and loss of motor and sensory function in the fingers as a result of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Bromelain is also used to fight urinary tract infections when combined with trypsin, and due to his natural action of thin the blood is useful in the prevention of excess Blood platelet and platelet aggregation which indicates that you combat thrombophlebitis and angina pectoris.
Bromelain can also reduce the thickness of the bronchial mucus so it could be useful for people who suffer from asthma and bronchitis.

Benefits of Bromelain

Bromelain supplements health benefits also include aid for colds, asthma, and the excessive production of mucus in the respiratory tract.

Patients who suffer from other seasonal allergies and hay fever can also benefited from the anti-inflammatory effects of the Bromelain.

Another well-known benefit of the Bromelain includes reducing the painful symptoms of varicose veins, including pain of tired feet and legs, itching on the skin.

Bromelain supplements and other diseases

Bromelain and the heart

More and more studies suggest inflammation in cardiovascular walls is a likely factor for heart attacks. Bromelain supplements had been used for diseases of the heart for many years, before these studies by several prominent doctors in Europe. Now that the evidence supports, more and more alternative medicine professionals look to these natural anti-inflammatories as potential non-toxic methods to prevent heart attacks.

Bromelain and injuries

Bromelain supplements have been as precursor of anti-inflammatory agents and help in the healing of minor injuries, such as sprains and sprains, muscle injury and sports injuries. Due to these properties, also used for the treatment of Traumatic inflammation and post-operative.

Bromelain and cancer

Bromelain supplements may increase the absorption of some medications, including antibiotics, chemotherapy medicines, and certain blood pressure medications. It has been investigated the effects of Bromelain in tumors in certain animals. A small clinical study in Germany, has recently discovered that Bromelain can help to stimulate the immune system and help control infections. There is no evidence that Bromelain increases survival. Further research will have to prove whether Bromelain can play a role in the treatment of cancer and its symptoms.

Bromelain supplements may also have antimetastasicos effects. Has been tested in vitro the effect of Bromelain and found that opposes the proliferation of leukemia through an improvement in the normalization of the blood cells and reduces the metastasis of lung cancer cells

Bromelain and urinary tract infections

Bromelain supplements improve the effectiveness of antibiotics in people with urinary tract infections. In a double-blind study, 28 people with a urinary tract infection received antibiotics and Bromelain or a placebo. The symptoms of infection were resolved in those who received Bromelain, compared with only 46 percent of those who received placebo.

Bromelain and asthma

Bromelain supplements reduce the thickness of mucus, which may be beneficial for people with asthma.

Bromelain and arthritis

Bromelain supplementation has an important anti-inflammatory activity. Many years ago, in a preliminary trial, people with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) received Bromelain supplements experienced a decrease in inflammation of the joints and improved his mobility articulate.

Bromelain and eczema

Supplementation of Bromelain when taken with the flavonoid quercetin can relieve reddish eruptions, and often intense itching that accompanies the eczema.

Bromelain and sore breasts for nursing mothers

Breast pain is a common complaint of mothers who breastfeed their babies. The analgesic effects of Bromelain, when combined with trypsin, significantly improved symptoms of congestion compared to the use of placebos. In the experiment, the complex with Bromelain was more successful than treatments containing packages of oxytocin, which had no demonstrable effect on the symptoms of inflammation and pain.

If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking nutritional supplements.

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