Nature's Life - Bromelain Sinus Ease 1200 mg. - 100 Vegetarian Capsules
Nature's Life Bromelain Sinus Ease formula is inteded to provide nutritive support for healthy sinuses. The enzyme Bromelain is known to help to break down fibrin.
Nature's Life Bromelain Sinus Ease Features & Benefits:
- Synergistically works to reduce sinus pain and the body's natural inflammatory response
- Doctor Formulated
- Contains Bromelain, Quercetin and Vitamin C
- Bromelain helps reduce swelling and inflammatory response to sinuses by increasing the body's ability to break down fibrin
- Bromelain thins mucus allowing sinuses to drain more easily
- Vitamin C has mild antihistamine activity
Vitamin C, when given with bioflavonoids like quercetin, has reduced the inflammatory response. Quercetin, a potent plant bioflavonoid, eases painful inflammatory response. Nature's Life Sinus Ease is intended to provide nutritive support for healthy sinuses. The enzyme Bromelain is known to help break down fibers.
Benefits of Sinus Ease:
Sinus cavities are lined with delicate mucous membranes, which act as filters for your respiratory system. When attacked by allergies, pollutants, viruses or bacteria, they respond by becoming swollen and inflamed. Bromelain helps inhibit the formation of prostaglandins that trigger the inflammatory response. It also makes mucus less thick, allowing mucus to drain more easily. Fibrin is a protein that concentrates in areas of inflammation, causing painful swelling. Bromelain decreases fibrin deposits, preventing damaging buildup in the sinuses and elsewhere.
Human trials have shown that by removing fibrin from areas of inflammation, bromelain lessens swelling. Inflamed sinuses respond well to bromelain. Double-blinded trials show that the inflammatory response is better reduced by bromelain than by placebo. In all cases, a majority of people responded well to bromelain supplements.
Quercetin reduces the inflammatory response by inhibiting release of pro-inflammatory leukotrienes, which are similar to prostaglandins. Leukotrienes are one of the most potent pro-inflammatory substances produced by our bodies—over 3,000 times more powerful than prostaglandins. Quercetin also protects white blood cells which, when damaged, release pro-inflammatory histamine. Quercetin may also have anti-viral activity.
Bioflavonoids may help decrease swelling by reducing capillary fragility and permeability. In human studies, the inflammatory response was decreased when bioflavonoids were given in combination with vitamin C, an outcome confirmed in double-blinded research.
Vitamin C has mild antihistamine activity. As a possible consequence, some studies have reported that vitamin C is useful in reducing painful, swollen nasal passages.
Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme found in pineapple. Nature’s Life uses high activity bromelain—each 3 capsules provides 2,880 GDU (4,320 MCU). Bromelain should be taken on an empty stomach. If taken with food, bromelain’s activity may be lessened. When taken without food, bromelain will be absorbed into the bloodstream and will be available to help reduce the inflammatory response. Bromelain is safe; many studies have reported no side effects, except a mild diarrhea at very high doses.
Quercetin is a safe, potent bioflavonoid found in many plants. Nature’s Life uses quercetin from the pod of a tropical tree of the Dimorphandra species. Quercetin is virtually non-toxic but may cause mild diarrhea in sensitive people.
Nature's Life Vitamin C is pure, hypoallergenic calcium ascorbate. Calcium is a very effective buffer. When combined with ascorbic acid to form calcium ascorbate, it is easier on the stomach. People who cannot use ascorbic acid because of its acidity, can usually tolerate calcium ascorbate very well.