Bromelain supplies 5,000 m.c.u (milk clotting units) per capsule. Milk clotting units are a unit of measure of enzymatic activity.
Bromelain is obtained from the lower stems of the pineapple plant. It is a combination of enzymes that have shown to support healthy inflammatory response. It reduces the production of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins by modulating the arachidonate cascade. Its enzymatic activity may reduce the discomfort associated with injuries. Bromelain also acts to help prevent allergens from crossing the gastrointestinal tract and assists in the breakdown of large macromolecular protein complexes. This reduces the chance that these complexes will leave the stomach untouched or in large fractions retaining their recognizable antigenic form that could pass through gastric or intestinal lesions thereby inducing an allergenic response.
Bromelain may be a useful dietary adjunct for individuals wishing to supplement their diets with bromelain.
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1 Capsule Contains:
- Bromelain………………………………………………………400 mg
(pineapple [Ananas comosus stem] enzyme)
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water (capsules) (May contain one or more of the following: cellulose, magnesium stearate and silica.) *GDUs (Gelatin Digesting Units) measure the digestive activity of an enzyme ingredient.
This product contains NO added sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors, or flavoring.
As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule after each meal, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
No adverse effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.