Life Extension, Specially-Coated Bromelain, 500 mg, 60 Enteric Coated Tablets16 Reviews
Expiration Date: Oct 2016
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Shipping Weight: 0.24 lbs (0.11 kg)
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- Product Code: LEX-12036
- UPC Code: 737870120360
- Package Quantity: 60 Enteric Coated Tablets
- Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 3.5 in, 0.2 lbs (0.09 kg)
- Volume Discount
Combo Discount: -$2.95
- For Longer Life
- Enteric Coated for Optimal Absorption
- Dietary Supplement
Specially-Coated Bromelain is enteric coated to protect the bromelain from becoming active in the stomach and act as a digestive enzyme for food.
Bromelain, a mixture of proteases extracted from the stem of the pineapple, has been used by Europeans for many years to inhibit inflammatory factors. Bromelain’s fluid-regulating properties may result from its ability to effectively suppress inflammatory cytokine production, inhibit neutrophil migration, and support removal of some cell surface inflammatory molecules. Research also shows that bromelain may help support healthy blood viscosity and blood platelet aggregation.
Bromelain has to be enteric coated so that it will not be activated in the stomach and used as a digestive enzyme. Enteric-coated bromelain tablets pass into the small intestine where they are absorbed into the bloodstream to provide systemic benefits.
Specially coated bromelain may significantly modulate inflammatory reactions in the joints. Research has demonstrated that enteric-coated bromelain formulations are at least as effective as other approaches in supporting joint comfort, function and health and are well tolerated. One study even found that bromelain is more effective than other methods for maintaining joint function at rest (41% for bromelain versus 23% for other methods).
Another study showed that specially coated bromelain yielded an overall improvement in general well-being, along with improvement in comfort and physical function.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) enteric coated tablet 2 times daily on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, croscarmellose, sodium, stearic acid, silica, vegetable stearate, enteric coating (methacrylic acid copolymer dispersion NF, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, propylene gylcol).
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
Caution: If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product. Bromelain may increase the bioavailability of tetracycline antibiotics.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
|Serving Size: 1 Enteric Coated Tablet|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calcium (as calcium carbonate)||75 mg||8%|
|Bromelain proteolytic enzyme extract from pineapple (Ananas comosus) (stem) [2400 GDU per gram]***||500 mg||**|
|**Daily Value not established
***The bromelain powder used in this product has the strength of 2400 GDU (gelatin digestive units) per gram.
iHerb Customer Reviews
Taking it for pain. The coated works better for pain. The uncoated works for digestion. I had my gallbladder out and just used this and no pain meds.
My husband never goes a day w/o taking Bromelain. He suffers from gout and it helps a great deal to reduce inflammation. He was able to cut way back on his gout meds.