Life Extension, bromelain, gastroprotectant, 500 mg
- Life Extension, gastroprotected bromelain inhibits inflammatory cytokine production to support joint health
- Enteric coating for optimal absorption
- Certified non-GMO LE
- Bromelain is a protease mixture extracted from the pineapple stem
The fluid-regulating properties of bromelain may stem from its ability to inhibit the production of inflammatory cytokines to support joint health, inhibit neutrophil migration, and more.
Preclinical research also shows that bromelain can help support healthy blood viscosity and platelet aggregation.
Enteric coating to bypass the stomach
Bromelain must be enteric-coated so that it is not activated in the stomach and used as a digestive enzyme. Enteric-coated bromelain tablets pass into the small intestine, where the bromelain is absorbed into the bloodstream to provide systemic benefits.
Clinically studied to support joint health Specially coated bromelain promotes a healthy inflammatory response to support joint health. Research has shown that enteric-coated bromelain formulations are at least as effective as other approaches in supporting joint comfort, function, and health.
One clinical study found that bromelain was more effective than other methods in maintaining joint function at rest (41% for bromelain vs 23% for other methods) .6 Another clinical study showed that bromelain with special coating produced an overall improvement in general well- being, along with improved comfort and physical function