Bromelain and The Healing Properties of Pineapple

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Pineapple has been recognized as having many health benefits and for centuries has been used as a folk remedy. It is a fruit rich in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C and manganese, but what is most interesting to researchers is an enzyme called bromelain which is found both in the fruit of the pineapple and its stem.

In a recent article about bromelain, Dr. Deedra Mason N.D. writes, in the November 2013 issue of Powerline magazine, that “research suggests that this pineapple-sourced ingredient can help you protect, repair and recover from injury and illness.”

Here are excerpts from Dr. Mason’s article, “Bromelain Benefits Have Power to Heal” with her sources listed below.

Healing Inflammation Benefits

  • Therapeutic doses of bromelain have been shown to “[reduce] edema, bruising, pain and healing time following trauma and surgical procedures” until the body has completely healed, according to publishedstudies in Alternative Medicine Review.
  • As a treatment for injuries such as muscle strains and torn ligaments, bromelain proved
    to be successful in “[reducing] swelling, pain at rest and during movement, and tenderness” while also reducing “effects of unaccustomed exercise and accelerate [the] recovery of muscle tissue.”
  • Arthritis Benefits

  • Numerous studies have been conducted on the benefits of bromelain as it relates to
    arthritis; in particular, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Researchers have found that bromelain research “looks promising” and “may
    provide a safer alternative or adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis.”
  • Cancer Benefits

  • Perhaps most promising is bromelain’s potential for cancer patients.
    For example, research out of Norway has found bromelain demonstrates the ability to “significantly and reversibly reduce adhesion, migration and invasion” of primary brain tumors, or gliomas. The study’s authors wrote that, “to hinder the migration of the invasive glioma cells without negative impact on neighboring bystander cells represents an attractive treatment approach …”
  • The potential benefits of bromelain are astounding. Helping everything from daily aches and pains to some of modern medicine’s most concerning health conditions, bromelain can provide not only a
    treatment, but a preventative measure that can keep us healthy day in and day out.
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    Evidenced-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2004: http://www.ncbi.
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    Molecular Carcinogensis, 2012;

    Bromelain as a Natural Supplement

    Suffice it to say, the research on bromelain is encouraging. Natural supplement enthusiasts would even say exciting. If bromelain is a supplement you might consider, check out the benefits and the science behind the research for Isotonix Bromelain Plus, a unique blend of ingredients coupled with the Isotonix delivery system. As with all natural supplements, if you have allergies or are taking medications check with your pharmacist to rule out any interactions.

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