Bromelain for arthritis & inflammation...Does it help?

Bromelain for arthritis & inflammation...Does it help?

Inflammation is a part of our body's natural defence, caused by several factors including infection surgery trauma chemicals drugs and autoimmune disorders.

There are four symptoms of inflammation, redness pain, heat, swelling, histamine. The supplements and herbs can help reduce the condition. Fish oil, omega 3 6 9, bromelain, Boswellia, devil's claw, quercetin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, antioxidants.

Magnesium supplements have also been shown to improve certain brain-related disorders such as migraine and tension headache and fibromyalgia.
Too much histamine or imbalance of the histamine causes the increase of inflammation in our body.

Vitamin C is also very helpful to reduce inflammation. Another supplement called glutathione peroxidase and flaxseed are very helpful to reduce inflammation. Vitamin c helpful in reducing the inflammation related to allergy and immune disorders.

Antioxidants such as vitamin C and E and carotenoids neutralize free radicals and help reduce inflammation. Migraine problems also cause too much inflammation in the body. Alcohol also increases inflammation in our bodies.

Bromelain was tested using boxers who are allowed by the law to hit each other. In a controlled trial inflammation resulting from bruises cleared up faster in boxers given bromelain than in boxers given a placebo. Inflammation associated with sinusitis also resolved more quickly in the bromelain treated group.

Inflammation following surgery has been reduced by bromelain in single and double-blinded trials.in preliminary studies, bromelain has proven effective in reducing inflammation from sprain strains skin infections trauma surgery burns phlebitis and cellulitis. Bromelain is us7 measured in activity units either MCU's or GDU's per gram. The higher the number the greater the potency.

Be cautious of the bromelain supplements that only list the number milligram and don't specify the activity. Remember activity is per gram so the label stating 100mg of 2000gdu is only 200 GDU total it would take 1000mg to yield 2000 GDU.

Nature has numerous agents which can quell the inflammatory response, usually without side effects. Although these gentle modulators of inflammation are often quite helpful. They are not invariably appropriate answers to the severe quiet is a signal. with exception of the inflammation which accompanies minor injuries, this signal needs to be understood before it should be treated. When suffering inflammation consult your nutritionally oriented physician first, when it comes to inflammation the body doesn't know when to call it quits. drugs which reduce inflammation are effective but the relatively safe ones like aspirin can cause gastritis or even ulcer.

Arthritis sufferers and those with aches and pains and sprains often wonder what they can do for the pain and swelling. The pharmacy has many drugs from aspirin to cortisone to control inflammation, but these drugs have side effects which in some cases worsen than inflammation itself. Fortunately, nature has provided us with things that reduce excessive inflammation with few side effects.

Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapples. Bromelain is particularly effective in virtually all inflammatory conditions regardless of cause. Including those resulting from physical trauma infectious agents' surgical procedures, immunological reactions and prostaglandin metabolism. Bromelain can help in several ways. It appears to block the formation of certain prostaglandins that trigger inflammation.

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