Bromelain 1000 Gelatin Digesting Units 60 capsules for better digestion | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Bromelain contains 1000 gelatin digesting units (GDU) of bromelaïn, the protein digesting enzyme that is naturally found in all parts of the pineapple.
The best known use of bromelain is to aid in the digestion and assimiliation of food, more specifically proteins.It is less well known how bromelain can also be beneficial for wound healing and minor sports injuries.
properties of bromelain
• supports protein digestion
• supports joint health
• suitable for vegans
• derived from pineapple, one tablet contains as much bromelain as an entire pineapple
Proteolytic enzyme support
Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme which is present naturally in pineapple sap and in the pineapple stem. Much smaller amounts
are found in the fruit. Bromelain is classified as a proteolytic enzyme because of its ability to digest proteins. Due to its ability to spare the
body’s own store of proteolytic enzymes, bromelain supplementation may positively affect protein turnover rates in the body; this influence
extends to the proteins found in joint tissues and in the muscles.
Bromelain has a long history of use in folk medicine traditions of the Pacific Rim. This mixture of compounds (bromelain A and B)
extracted from the stem of the pineapple (Ananas comosus) has been used in herbal healing traditions dating back to the 17th century to
address different ailments and complaints.
Digestion and Assimilation
Bromelain, because of its tolerance of both acidic and alkaline conditions, is active in the stomach as well as in the small intestine.
This means that the extract can be taken at the beginning or the end of a meal and yet remain effective as an aid to digesting proteins.
Its robust pH tolerance is also important for bromelain’s use by the elderly. As we age, our ability to secrete hydrochloric acid in the
stomach declines. Therefore, much of the digestive activity that takes place under acidic conditions in younger stomachs begins to
occur under progressively more alkaline conditions as we age.
This impairs protein digestion. Because bromelain is active under both acid and alkaline conditions, it is superbly suited for helping older individuals to digest protein-based foods.
Bromelain may promote a healthy inflammation response by stimulating the production of “active peptides” that increase levels of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins (PGs). One problem with modern diets can be large amounts of omega-6 fatty acids, such as those found in corn and many seed oils.
Excess omega-6 fatty acids can increase the body’s production of inflammation-producing compounds which are members of certain classes of prostaglandins and eicosanoids. Bromelain can help to re-establish balance by promoting the production of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, eicosanoids and related compounds.
Likewise, bromelain has been shown to support cardiovascular health by promoting healthy platelet function and healthy levels of fibrinogen. Finally, scientific evidence indicates that bromelain may support a healthy immune system by the production of specific cytokines and its affect on T-cell activity.
Quality And Potency
The potency of bromelain is measured in gelatin digesting units (GDUs) per gram. When evaluating and purchasing bromelain,
consumers should always look for a GDU rating, per serving.
For example, when there is a “1000 GDU” claim on a label, there may be confusion as to whether this 1000 GDU is provided by a single
500 mg tablet or capsule or, as is often the case, in one gram of raw material. If this reference is 1000 GDU per gram, a 500 mg tablet/
capsule (or up to 700 mg with excipients) contains only 500 GDU of bromelain.
Jarrow Formulas Bromelain products are always accurate to their label claim.
Take 1 to 2 tablets of Jarrow Formulas’ Bromelain 1000, as a dietary
supplement, with food or as directed by your qualified health
consultant. In special cases of enzyme need, Bromelain 1000 may
be taken between meals on an empty stomach except by individuals
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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However, I said to not see anything wrong in the vaccine itself. By now I've changed my mind. No, I don't actually deem mRNA vaccines to be unsafe, nor am I too worried about the very rare side-effects of clotting.
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Xylitol, I asked in disbelief? That sweetener that is recommended by each dentist to use as a chewing gum because it is even healthy for us?
Yes, indeed, xylitol can and will poison your pet as it can't process it and as a result will cause damage to the liver.
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Now the researchers who discredited HCQ in the Lancet article have been debunked as having used fraudulous data in order to promote a much more expensive drug in which one of the authors had a vested interested, we think it is about time to explain a thing or two on why and how HCQ is used in combination with zinc.
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Especially in the darkest months of the year, there seems to be an endless amount of celebrations.
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Aside from its popularity because of this viral information, bromelain has managed to penetrate the medical world because of the impressive health benefits it offers. If you're interested or curious on why bromelain is now getting unvaried attention, continue reading and know more about this pineapple product.
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Take 1 to 2 tablets of Jarrow Formulas’ Bromelain 1000, as a dietary supplement, with food or as directed by your qualified health
consultant. Swallow quickly with a full glass of liquid.
In special cases of enzyme need, e.g. when you want to suppress an inflammatory response, Bromelain 1000 may be taken between meals on an empty stomach except by individuals with ulcers.
for a high protein diet
take 1 tablet with a protein-rich meal.
contains per daily serving (1 tablet)
bromelain 1000 GDU (Gelatin Digesting Units) †
- from the juise and skin of a pineapple
† = Daily Value not established
Quality Assurance: Purity of product assured by High Performance Liquid Chromatography.
active ingredients (bromelaïn), filler (calcium phosphate, cellulose, maltodextrin, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate), anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), food grade coating
store in a cool, dry place
keep out of reach of young children
Do NOT use if allergic to pineapples, honeybee stings or olive pollen.
When you are allergic to pineapple, honeybee stings or olive tree pollen and still prefer to use bromelain, use only under the
supervision of a licensed health practitioner.
If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, or trying to conceive, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications,
consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
Do not use on an empty stomach when yoiu suffer from stomach ulcers.
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans