Bromelain treatment helps UC

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deltaforce
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   Posted 10/27/2012 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Actually not that new study but I found it interesting. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2269703/
They don't mention the amount used in the study though (Unless I missed it, I checked it only twice, quickly)

I love Pineapples and eat them ALL the time and now may be I will consider 'supplementing' it.
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
Currently on,
Colazal 9 daily, Imuran, 200mg daily, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet daily, Fish oil 2400mg daily, Vit D 2000 IU daily.

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.

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   Posted 10/27/2012 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heard that its good for arthritis also.  Is it made from pineapple?
 
I have had this disease for 15 years now. Tolerable at first as I went into remission with drugs like prednisone and finaly Remicade. A few years ago, all of these drugs stopped working for me and my UC became much worse. I am currently on Chinese herbs and doing great. Good bye prescription drugs! Daily regiment of supplements:

CCherbal
Metamucil
Ultimate Flora Probiotics

garylouisville
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   Posted 10/27/2012 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
This ingredient is one of the protease enzymes in the zymactive I took. Made me a lot worse and had to quit. Maybe the combo of enzymes was just too much for me.
Asacol 400mgs 2 pills X 4; VSL#3 112.5mgs 2 pills X 4; DGL 400mgs 1 pill X 3; Monolaurin 300mgs 2 pills X 3; Vitamin D 5000 ius 1 pill X 2, Slippery Elm at bedtime only

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Bacon Girl
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   Posted 10/27/2012 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
i was a big pineapple eater but never noticed it helping my UC. maybe the supplement has huge quantities that you can't get in the food.
Joanna, 23
currently: 10,000 iu vit D, Sacro B, 1 tsp cod liver oil, 1/2 tsp l-glutamine, 4 mg astaxanthin
tried: canasa, rowasa, entocort, pred, 6mp, remicade, lialda, welchol, bentyl, LDN, cipro, flagyl, VSL enema, vit E enema, 8 fecal transplants, terramin clay, aloe vera, zofran
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zucchini
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   Posted 10/27/2012 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
The amount of Bromelain in used in studies is probably more than one consumes in a serving of pineapple, though I can't seem to find how much bromelain enzyme one gets from eating a serving of fresh pineapple.
Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed April 2010 at age 37
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Canasa made things worse. Hydrocortisone made no difference.
Tried SCD ... 6 mos in 2010. GAPS diet 4 mos in 2011. Not sure if these helped.
Remission for 16 mos gluten-free, mostly grain-free, semi-paleo, alternative healing routes.
Current status - Flare. Rats! Considering FT

aguywithuc
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   Posted 10/27/2012 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking bromelain with turmeric pills for a couple years. I still flared from ABX. I take about a dozen things noted to reduce inflammation. The biggest factor for me is food selection. Next is all these supplements.

deltaforce
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   Posted 10/27/2012 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
@guy,
Could you link your Bromelain brand here. I am curious the GDUs in your brand. Whats ABX? I wonder why you preferred Bromelain + turmeric over Bromelain+Quercetin.

I have observed that there are tons of things known to reduce inflammation but I guess the inflammation that we suffer is so much that just any supplement is not really enough to counter it. Food selection will ALWAYS trump over supplements. I have started eating more alkalinising stuff, just to check if that indeed makes any difference.
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
Currently on,
Colazal 9 daily, Imuran, 200mg daily, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet daily, Fish oil 2400mg daily, Vit D 2000 IU daily.

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.

deltaforce
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   Posted 4/26/2013 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to up this thread.

I would like to know from those who have tried Bromelain about the dose (i.e. mg in the capsule + GDUs of that Bromelain). I got Vitamin Shoppe brand with 500mg in each capsule with 600 GDU and considering to take it for a couple of months to see if there is any change that I see.

Thanks in advance.
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC.
Currently on daily dose of,
Sulfasalazine 3gm, Imuran, 200mg, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet, Fish oil 2400mg , Vit D 2000 IU, Benebiotics 2caps, Folic acid 1mg

Verapamil 320mg, Nortryptyline 20mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.

Post Edited (deltaforce) : 4/26/2013 10:17:47 AM (GMT-6)


Bacon Girl
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   Posted 7/15/2013 1:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey delta. Did you try bromelain yet? I just started it and the capsules are 500 mg a day.
Joanna 23
2-4 bms/day. c diff since jan 2013. last 2 tests were negative
current: vit D, l-glutamine, benebiotics, vsl, bac. coagulans, iron, sod. butyrate
Diet: paleo-meat, coconut oil, kefir/yogurt, fruit/veg
previous: canasa, rowasa, entocort, pred, 6mp, remicade, humira, lialda, welchol, bentyl, LDN, cipro, flagyl, vanco, Vit E, 8 FT, clay, aloe, slip. elm, ivig, ferrlicet, venofer, b-12 shots

deltaforce
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   Posted 7/15/2013 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I started taking Vitamin Shoppe brand 500mg (600 GDU/gm). The strength of the preparation is rather weak. I take about 2X-3X/day, so far did not notice any difference.

Once this runs out, I plan to go for higher strength.
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC.
Currently on daily dose of,
Sulfasalazine 1.5gm, Imuran, 150mg, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet, Fish oil 2400mg , Vit D 2000 IU, Benebiotics 2caps, Folic acid 1mg. Canasa

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.

Joma
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   Posted 7/15/2013 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
The reason you may find it helps is that it is a digestive enzyme.

ewafromwarsaw
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   Posted 7/15/2013 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
some time ago there was a heated debate in the Polish press about bromelaine (as it is a component of many slimming teas), it was said that bromelaine may cause serious liver damage
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