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Bromelain Supplements
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Bromelain is an enzyme that is extracted from the stem and fruit of the pineapple. It is used to help reduce inflammation in the body, speed the healing of wounds and bruises, and aid in the digestion of proteins. Preliminary studies suggest that it may also be beneficial in helping to fight cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Bromelain is widely accepted as an effective treatment for pain and swelling caused by trauma (including sports injuries, surgery, and infections). Many studies have repeatedly demonstrated bromelain’s ability help the body recover from injury more quickly by preventing the accumulation of fibrin and potent inflammatory substances, such as leukotrienes. The German Expert Panel (Commission E) has approved bromelain for treatment of swelling and athletic injuries, and recommends a dose of 80 to 120 milligrams two to three times daily.

There’s also strong evidence that a taking 1,200 to 1,800 milligrams of bromelain each day can help relive painful inflammation in those that suffer with rheumatoid arthritis. When combined with antibiotics, bromelain may also help reduce inflammation that accompanies sinusitis. Studies have shown that bromelain is beneficial for reducing swelling and improving breathing.

Bromelain inhibits the aggregation (clumping) of platelets, and so it has been theorized that it might help prevent heart disease caused by plaque formation that could lead to a heart attack. It has been studied for its effectiveness in treating angina and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), both alone and in combination with other therapies. However, higher doses of bromelain may increase the heart rate and the effects of prescription blood thinners often prescribed to treat heart disease; people with cardiovascular disease should talk to their physician before trying bromelain supplements.

Bromelain may increase the absorption of some drugs, including antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, and certain blood pressure medications. It has been theorized that bromelain may help cancer treatments be more successful. However, some researchers worry that bromelain could increase the effects of other medications as well, most notably blood-thinning drugs such as warfarin (Coumadin); anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin, Advil, naproxen, and aspirin; antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel (Plavix); herbs, such as ginkgo, saw palmetto, or garlic; and high doses of vitamin E. People who have are taking any of these substances, or who suffer from bleeding disorders should take this supplement with caution.

Bromelain may help those suffering from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) by inhibiting the prostaglandin hormones that cause premenstrual cramps, although some studies have shown that bromelain may actually increase bleeding during menstruation.

If you suffer from pain or inflammation, or have recently sustained an injury, you may very well benefit from taking bromelain supplements. There is no Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for bromelain, but doses of up to 1,000 milligrams taken three times daily have shown no toxic effects. Bromelain supplements are available in tablets and in a topical cream. Some experts recommend taking bromelain on an empty stomach (potatoes and soybeans may interfere with its absorption) in conjunction with magnesium, which may increase the effects of bromelain.

People who are allergic to pineapples, tree or grass pollen, carrots, celery, fennel, bees, latex, or flour should avoid bromelain, as it has been reported to cause allergic and asthmatic reactions in these people.

However, few serious side effects have been reported with the use of bromelain. The most common side effects reported are stomach upset and diarrhea. Keep in mind that bromelain may increase the sedative effects of certain medications and substances, including alcohol, antidepressants, barbiturates, and narcotics such as codeine, and use caution when combining bromelain with these substances.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:40 AM
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People who are allergic to pineapples, tree or grass pollen, carrots, celery, fennel, bees, latex, or flour should avoid bromelain, as it has been reported to cause allergic and asthmatic reactions in these people.
What I find misleading is that Quercetin (one the best beneficial supplements for control of asthma) is a lot of times manufactured with a mix of Bromelain (as Bromelain is said to be Quercetin's BEST friend) but then there are comments that Bromelain can cause of asthmatic reactions.

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Well I have a touch of asthma, generally brought on by chemicals. I take quercetin all the time and I do not see any correlation, it neither helps nor hurts. And I also take bromelain now for a few days and no breathing problems from it.
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I find it interesting as you say Quercetin doesn’t help or hurt your chemical related asthma - perhaps the combination of both will now benefit you in a positive way.

I tried the Quercetin/Bromelain combo but felt a better outcome when taking Quercetin alone (as far as controling my asthma).

I also eat fresh pineapple daily (for anti-inflammatory effects) so perhaps for my health issues (damaged lungs & asthma) I get more of a benefit from the live pineapple enzyme as opposed to the Bromelain supplement.

Everybody reacts in a different way - that’s what makes science so interesting. And thanks for the info!
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I just found on the net from an ezine article that Quercetin with bromelain can help get rid of asthma, I'm willing to try anything but I'm curious what is the best to get? For example I tried vitamin D they said that was good for asthma and in the book "the vitamin d" cure it said to make sure the vitamin d is from D3 and not D2, then I picked up the book the magneusm miracle and it mentioned magnesuem is good for asthma and the pereimters are the elemental magnesum must be high, the stuff that I take has 500 mgs, is there a quercetin bromelain expert out there with a book or does anyone know the perimiters of Quertin /Bromelain for asthma? What has worked for other out there?
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Hi Jason, I am no way an EXPERT but I am a Quercetin user. My beliefs are the Asthma can be controlled but I’m yet to see evidence that Asthma can be rid of.

A bit of my history on me is that as a child I had issues with each tooth that broke through - that caused high fevers that then caused convulsions and infections so “back in the day” the best cause of action was antibiotics and more antibiotics … I now believe my asthma is in relation to undevelopemnt of my lungs due to constrictions the antibiocs caused (this is all my personal theory) throughout the years I also had more then a few bouts of pneumonia (sorry this sounds long winded) and even instances of a collapsed lung.

I dedicated myself to be able to breath without thought with healthy alternatives. I think I tried everything out there including Quercertin alone and Quercetin w/Bromelain (separate and as a combo).

For me and my circumstances I found Quercertin to work best when used alone. 250mg is the "supposed recommendation" but I take (at least) 1500mg/day - anything less I feel my lungs struggling.

I should add, I also take a boatload of daily supplements including vitamin D3 and Magnesium GLYCINATE (for heart palpations). My supplements are full bodied with absolutely no additives except for the component used to form the capsule.

Arrows above posted information is very interesting and keep in mind that we all have different degrees of Asthma.
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