Bluebonnet’s Super Bromelain 500mg Capsules contain 2400 GDU/g of pure bromelain from fresh pineapples. Available in easy-to-swallow vegetable capsules for maximum assimilation and absorption.
Digestive aids – such as enzymes and betaine hydrochloric acid (HCI) – guarantee the complete breakdown of the foods we eat, so the body can fully absorb the nutrients it needs to maintain optimal health and wellness. Others, like probiotics, help maintain the healthy environment of the digestive tract. Digestion starts the moment food enters the mouth and mixes with salivary enzymes. The more you chew, the more food particles are coated with digestive enzymes. As the food particles make their way through the digestive tract, digestive enzymes continue to break them down into the important nutrients the body needs.
Protein Digestive Enzymes – called proteolytic enzymes or proteases – work to digest protein-rich foods in the small intestines. Two of the most potent and effective protein-digesting enzymes are bromelain and papain. Bromelain is a mixture of proteolytic enzymes found in pineapple (Ananas comosus). Papain is a cysteine protease present in green papaya (pawpaw) fruit.
Unfortunately, as humans get older, particularly after age 50, they tend to have decreased enzyme secretion and lower levels of HCl. In addition, inadequate diet and past infections can impair the stomach’s ability to produce the acids required for optimal digestion. Digestive aids can help these individuals better digest foods to acquire the nutrients they need.
Enzymes are catalytic proteins that catalyze (accelerate) and regulate nearly all biochemical reactions that occur within the body. They are distributed throughout all cellular components and are usually found on the inner surface of cell membranes. In the digestion process, enzymes divide substances into smaller compounds through hydrolysis (breaking apart by water). Hydrolysis turns food into smaller molecules that can be more easily absorbed and used to create energy. But the body does not make the enzymes it needs to digest food. These enzymes can only be obtained by consuming raw foods (or through supplementation). Still, the raw foods usually provide only enough enzymes to digest that particular food, and the digestive enzymes are not stored for future use.
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule at the beginning of a meal or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
CAUTION: Do not use two weeks prior and following surgery or in cases of stomach pain or ulcers.
Serving Size = 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 60
Bromelain (from pineapple)(2400 GDU/gram) - 500mg*
* Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Kosher vegetable capsules, vegetable cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate.
Free of milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.
Also free of corn, yeast, gluten, barley, sodium and sugar.
Bluebonnet KOF-K Certification #K-0000700
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