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Timing of bromelain intake

Posted by sapphiredragon on July 5, 2003, at 20:39:11

In reply to Re: Digestive enzymes Larry Hoover samplemethod, posted by Larry Hoover on July 5, 2003, at 10:27:56

Noticed the following section in Larry's link , suggesting that bromelain be taken in between meals to enhance its therapeutic effect (altho no hard evidence to prove benefit of this timing)

Snip from link follows:

Dosage and Prescription Instructions

Available research does not demonstrate an enhanced efficacy of bromelain when it is administered between meals. It is generally recommended that bromelain be taken away from food unless it is being used as a digestive aid, because it is believed that otherwise, it will tend to act as a digestive enzyme and its therapeutic benefit may be diminished. While this may in fact be the case, the clinical studies conducted on bromelain have not followed this protocol.

Bromelain has shown therapeutic benefits in doses as small as 160 mg/day; however, it is thought that, for most conditions, best results occur starting at a dose of 750-1000 mg/day. Most research on bromelain has been done utilizing divided doses, usually four per day, and findings indicate that results are dose-dependent. See Table 5 for a summary of prescription instructions.




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