a mixture of potent proteolytic enzymes from pineapple*
Bromelain is a general name given to a family of proteolytic enzymes derived from Ananas comosus, the pineapple plant.
Bromelain has been shown to promote healing and reduce temporary and minor swelling and bruising following trauma or surgical procedures – including dental surgery.* Plastic surgeons have shown interest in bromelain because of its ability to increase the resorption rate of hematomas following surgery.* Bromelain exerts some of its effects because of it's potent proteolytic activity. One study of patients with bone fractures found bromelain decreased swelling.*
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Because bromelain has fibrinolytic effects that may potentially inhibit blood clotting, M.F. Bromelain should be used with caution or avoided in individuals on anticoagulant therapy or prior to surgery.
It is not recommended to remove the M.F. Bromelain powder from the capsule to take orally, as it can be irritating to the oral mucosa.