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Definition and Utilization
Bromelain is an enzyme contained in fresh pineapple. It is decomposer of proteins, and condenses milk.
Commercial dietary supplement is usually produced out of pineapple peduncle, and differs from enzyme contained in the fruit. It is produced in Japan, Taiwan and Hawaii.
Bromelain reduces pain and edemas caused by small injuries. It helps to cure lesions and to heal after surgery cicatrices. It might help to cure urinary system infections and rheumatic arthritis. It also increases chemotherapy effectiveness. Bromelain sustain in protein digestion.
Treatment and Effects
It is strongly anti-inflammatory substance; it decreases pain and edemas. It also helps to heal tissues. It is assumed; its effectiveness is influenced by mutual activity with substances similar to hormones and called prostaglandins. Bromelain might limit the effect of prostaglandins which cause pain and inflammation, and help to produce different anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. Bromelain stimulates fibrin and insoluble protein fissure which causes edemas. Bromelain as a substance lysing proteins is specific for flowing through alimentary canal without being intact.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory effects, bromelain is helpful in decreasing pain, burns and also helps to heal contusions little after surgery injuries such as obstetric bruises. Used with enzyme trypsin, bromelain is useful in therapy of urinary system infections. This enzyme inhibits creation of cardiac failures because it lowers the risk of thrombosis. Furthermore, it decreases anginous pain. Bromelain supposedly has anti-cancerous effects. It might increase success of chemotherapy and might eliminate creation of cancerous spores.
Used orally, bromelain helps in synthesis of anti-tuberculous compounds and also dilutes blenna, thus it is helpful to cure chronic bronchitis. It has similar effect in therapy of ulterior sinus nasal inflammation. It also helps to absorb antibiotics, for example penicillin and amoxicillin. It helps to absorb active substance of curcuma. It heals after surgical bruises and edemas without affecting blood sedimentation. Therefore, it is prescribed to patients after liposuction.
Usual dosage is 250 to 500 mg three times a day.
How to use
Bromelain is recommended to use before meal. Except a case, it is prescribed to support digestion and must be used during meal, especially food with high amount of proteins and fats. Bromelain should be used as long as symptoms of edemas or inflammation do not vanish.
Bromelain side effects are rare even in high dosage. Patients could have allergic reactions and skin irritation. In addition, cardiac acceleration of heart beet might appear.
New findings about bromelain
Explorative research in Germany had pointed out that combined therapy dramatically lowers the risk of second heart attack. Patients who had been taking one tablet containing magnesium, potassium and bromelain every day during meal reduced the risk of second heart attack by 95%.
If you are allergic to pineapple, do not use dietary supplements with bromelain becouse it have effect on blood sedimentation. If you have health difficulties, consult using bromelain with your physician first.
Natural bromelain has an incisive effect that people working in pineapple cannery and plantation must wear veil and anticontamination clothing to protect from skin infection.
Resource: publication – Leciva moc vitaminu, bylin a mineralnich latek (The salutary power of vitamins, herbs and minerals) Reader´s Digest Choice