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 (brō′mə-lən, -lān′) also bro·me·lin (-lən)
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.

[New Latin Bromel(ia), former pineapple genus; see bromeliad + (pap)ain.]


(Biochemistry) an enzyme derived from pineapple, used as an anti-inflammatory agent in homeopathy and as a meat tenderizer in the food industry
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Zen Nutrients PodiVite Capsules contain: Boswellia, Devil's Claw, White Willow Bark, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Curcumin, Bromelain, L-Proline, L-Glutamine, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12.
Forty-five patients requiring surgical removal of a single impacted mandibular third molar under local anesthesia were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 250 mg of bromelain four times per day, 25 mg of diclofenac sodium (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) four times per day, or placebo beginning one day before the extraction and continuing for four days.
Toss in a side order of pineapple because it contains bromelain, which helps the body absorb quercetin.
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Along with digestive enzyme (like betaine and pepsin bromelain and pancreatic), you need help from good bacteria.
Bromelain also supports healthy muscle tissue structure.
An excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, pineapples also contain bromelain, an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties.
The bromelain enzyme in pineapple may help reduce mucus, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, US.