Effective in ameliorating physical symptoms...
There is preliminary clinical evidence to support the
contention that the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of bromelain
help to reduce symptoms of osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
However, there have been no controlled studies of its
effects on joint health in healthy subjects who lack such diagnosis. The current
study investigated the effects of bromelain on mild acute knee pain of less
than 3 months duration in otherwise healthy adults.
Bromelain was administered at levels of 200 mg or 400
mg per day. It concluded that bromelain may be effective in ameliorating physical
symptoms and improving general well-being in otherwise healthy adults suffering
from mild knee pain in a dose-dependant manner. Double blind, placebo-controlled
studies are now warranted to confirm these results.
Phytomedicine. 2002 Dec;9(8):681-6
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