Bromelain

Bromelain, Pineapple extract

Bromelain, also known as pineapple extract, is a concentrate of proteolytic enzymes and, because it is digested, it also influences the body and blood. This enzyme acts on the decomposition of proteins, promoting greater efficiency in their digestion. The use of bromelain is associated with inhibition of platelet aggregation, anti-inflammatory and antitumor action, modulation of cytokines and immunity, increased absorption of drugs, among others. In high doses, bromelain can cause several side effects, such as nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Plant Based
  • Source Pineapple
  • Type Enzymes

Immunity

The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism's defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
  • Anti-Inflammatory

    The inflammatory process is a response by the body to an infection or tissue damage that occurs to eliminate microorganisms or irritants and to enhance tissue repair. Although this process is necessary, it can also cause cell damage. Anti-inflammatory compounds prevent inflammation from impairing the healthy functioning of the body.
  • Age Range Children (0-12), Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity May be toxic in high doses
  • Side effects Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Gastrointestinal Disturbs
  • Warnings Pregnancy

Why be Careful

Supplementing bromelain in doses higher than recommended can cause gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea and gas. There are not enough studies for the consumption of bromelain during pregnancy, therefore, a medical prescription is recommended.

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