Inflammatory Pain; Bromelain; Backache; Pain Relief

[title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Question[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]What is Bromelain and why is it used? [/testimonial][/testimonials][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Answer[/title][testimonials design=”classic” backgroundcolor=”” textcolor=”” class=”” id=””][testimonial name=”” avatar=”male” image=”” image_border_radius=”” company=”” link=”” target=”_self”]Bromelain called a “proteolytic enzyme.” It comes from the pineapple plant. If you take it with food, it will digest the food. It is a digestive enzyme, but to use it this way would be wasteful.

The best use for bromelain is for pain. If it is taken on an empty stomach, bromelain will go through the GI tract, and into the blood stream. It then travels to the sites of inflammation in joints, ligaments, and tendons, decreasing the inflammation, thereby decreasing the pain associated with swelling.

This happens quickly. When I herniated my disc in my left lower back, I would wake myself up at 4:00 in the morning. I take 2 bromelain capsules, a glass of water, and go back to bed. I would wake up later and I would actually be able to function. When I did not do that, it did not end well.

Bromelain must be taken on an empty stomach. Secondly, is it has a limited shelf life. Once you open the bottle, keep it dry. Those desiccant packets need to be left in the bottle. It doesn’t do you any good to refrigerate it because that will actually precipitate out the moisture and speeds degradation.

The typical dosage is 500-1000 units. You take it by mouth. We sell it in our store for about 15 dollars. It’s not expensive, but it’s about the best thing you can take for a backache.[/testimonial][/testimonials]

David S Klein, MD

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology.

Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine.

He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively.
Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.

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