BROMELAIN is a proteolytic enzyme derived from the pineapple stem. The broad substrate specificity of BROMELAIN enables the enzyme to efficiently hydrolyze most soluble proteins.
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|Properties||225 grams Bulk Powder|
• The product is now standardized to 2,000 GDU/gram
• BROMELAIN is a sulfhydryl enzyme.
• BROMELAIN is supplied in bulk Food Grade USP 225 gram Powder Jars.
This enzyme exhibits excellent performance on both animal and vegetable proteins.
Bromelain is probably important as an anti-inflammatory enzyme useful in post traumatic responses and swelling and after surgery. It is also part of an antiaging program as it reduces tissue irritation. This proteolytic enzyme of pineapple also has several actions that make it helpful in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It reduces platelet aggregation, arterial plaqueing, and clot formation 400 - 1,000 mg. daily has been shown to reduce the symptoms of angina pectoris. Bromelain's most popular use has been to reduce joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. The ranges for bromelain's anti-inflammatory effects appear to be from 500 - 2,000 mg. daily, usually taken in two doses. More research is needed to clearly evaluate the potential medical uses of this enzyme as well as those secreted by the pancreas itself.
Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory agent and for this reason is helpful in healing minor injuries, particularly sprains and strains, muscle injuries, and the pain, swelling, and tenderness that accompany sports injuries.
Bromelain is measured in MCUs (milk clotting units) or GDUs (gelatin dissolving units). One GDU equals 1.5 MCU. Strong products contain at least 2,000 MCU (1,333 GDU) per gram (1,000 mg). A supplement containing 500 mg labeled "2,000 MCU per gram" would have 1,000 MCU of activity, because 500 mg is half a gram.
Also as a result of its anti-inflammatory effect, bromelain has been found to dramatically reduce postoperative swelling in controlled human research. Double blind research has found bromelain effective in reducing swelling, bruising,7 and pain for women having minor surgery after giving birth (episiotomy).
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