Bromelain and quercetin are two botanicals with natural anti-inflammatory properties. Their synergistic combination is indicated for the inflammation, swelling and pain that often accompany a surgical procedure, injury, trauma or athletic event and chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis.
Provides 500 mg of bromelain per dose. This enzyme, extracted from the pineapple stem, has documented therapeutic effects in the treatment of inflammation and soft tissue injuries. Bromelain works by blocking selected pro-inflammatory metabolites that accelerate the inflammatory process.
Provides 500 mg of quercetin per dose. This plant pigment, found in large amounts in foods such as onions and apples, inhibits the manufacture and release of histamine and other allergic/inflammatory mediators. Quercetin is also a potent antioxidant.
Delivers 2,000 Milk Clotting Units per gram, a measurement of activity and potency that studies have shown is required for therapeutic effect.
Begin taking Bromelain with Quercetin 3 days prior to a traumatic event (e.g., surgery) and continue for 7 days. As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 3 times a day on an empty stomach. Each individual is unique and nutritional requirements may vary.
Notice: Do not take if safety seal on bottle is broken. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If you are diabetic, pregnant or breast-feeding, seek advice of your physician before using this product. Store in a cool, dry place.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: BROMELAIN WITH QUERCETIN is contraindicated in patients with a history of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) or taking blood thinners like Coumadin. People who are allergic to pineapples, tree or grass pollen, carrots, celery, fennel, bees, latex, or flour should avoid bromelain, as it has been reported to cause allergic and asthmatic reactions in these people.
Who should use Bromelain with Quercetin?
Bromelain with Quercetin contains specific nutrients that are useful for control of inflammation and reduction of swelling. The supplement is indicated for the inflammation, swelling & pain that often accompany a surgical procedure, injury, trauma or athletic event and chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. Bromelain has also been shown to be useful for other conditions that involve inflammation including acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and osteoarthritis.
Who should not use Bromelain with Quercetin?
Enzyme supplements have an excellent safety track record. However, certain individuals should seek the adtvice of their doctor before beginning any nutritional supplement program, particularly diabetics and pregnant or lactating women. Bromelain with Quercetin is contraindicated in patients with a history of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and those taking blood thinners like Coumadin. In patients with latex allergies or allergic reactions to bee stings, olive tree pollen, pineapple (or other fruits), an allergic reaction is possible, and the supplement is contraindicated. Please refer to the Directions section for more information on precautions and contraindications.
What is the primary benefit of using Bromelain with Quercetin?
Bromelain with Quercetin is a simple, yet effective nutritional supplement that helps alleviate inflammation and swelling whether from injury, overuse or surgery. Many patients who have taken Bromelain with Quercetin for surgery have continued on the product because it provides effective relief from rheumatoid arthritis.
What is the importance of Bromelain and how does it work?
Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme (capable of digesting protein) that is extracted from the pineapple stem. Bromelain’s most common application is in the treatment of inflammation and soft tissue injury. Bromelain inhibits prostaglandins (hormone-like compounds) that cause inflammation and promotes the formation of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. Bromelain is also helpful in breaking up hematomas, or a collection of blood that can sometimes occur as a result of soft tissue injury.
What is Quercetin?
Quercetin (que-er-ce-tin) is a type of flavonoid (plant pigments that give plants & fruits their color) that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The combination of quercetin and bromelain is used to effectively inhibit the inflammatory response function.
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- American Academy of Dermatology
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