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What is this ingredient known for?

Bromelain is commonly used for decreasing inflammation and as a digestive enzyme.

Why are we using it in Power BALANCE?

Function #1: Bromelain has been found to increase absorption of ingredients

Bromelain has been shown to increase absorption and modify the permeability of tissues and organs, and has been studied especially in the use of medicines like antibiotics.

Kelly GS, Rev AM. Bromelain: a literature review and discussion of its therapeutic applications. Alternative Medicine Review. 1996:243–257.

Function #2: Bromelain potentially helps improve psychological well being

Bromelain has also been found in one study to improve feelings of general well-being in a group of adults suffering from mild chronic pain.

Walker AF, Bundy R, Hicks SM, Middleton RW. Bromelain reduces mild acute knee pain and improves well-being in a dose-dependent fashion in an open study of otherwise healthy adults. Phytomedicine. 2002;9(8):681-686. doi:10.1078/094471102321621269

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