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Doctor insights on: Bromelain Vs Papain

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I'm planning to take "BSN True Mass" weight gainer. I want to know if 'papain' and 'bromelain' are dangerous for health?? Thank you..

I'm planning to take "BSN True Mass" weight gainer. I want to know if 'papain' and 'bromelain' are dangerous for health?? Thank you..

See details: Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and may function as an anti-inflammatory agent. Papain is an enzyme found in papaya and is used as a meat tenderizer. Avoid the papain.

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Can u give me sme feedbacks abt Universal Nutrition - "Milk & egg"? Can it be usd as a weight gainer? Confusd abt bromelain & papain?

Can u give me sme feedbacks abt Universal Nutrition - "Milk & egg"? Can it be usd as a weight gainer? Confusd abt bromelain & papain?

Glitzy protein: I'm glad you're working out. This is pricey protein targeting bodybuilders. The key is that you work out intensively, and you may enjoy lean protein (chicken, egg white, fish, skim milk) that's more tasty and as cheap at your dinner table.

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Got a whitening toothpaste tht claims to b al natural w bromelain n papain. No chemical bleach. It's frm a well known n gud brand. Can it harm my enamel?

Got a whitening toothpaste tht claims to b al natural w bromelain n papain. No chemical bleach. It's frm a well known n gud brand. Can it harm my enamel?

Unsure: Here in the US products pass stringent tests before going to market, not sure about where you live. There isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not bromelain is effective for any of its uses, Papain is also used in some toothpastes however, its whitening effect is minimal. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573376/

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Is taking 6 pills that each contain simethicone, papain, sanzyme 3500, sodium dehydrocholate, dicyclomine hydrochloride on daily basis bad?

Is taking 6 pills that each contain simethicone, papain, sanzyme 3500, sodium dehydrocholate, dicyclomine hydrochloride on daily basis bad?

Irritable Bowel?: Are you taking this for IBS??? Irritable Bowel Syndrome?? Sounds like treatment for this and if Prescribed and taken according to directions may be very helpful! Hope this helps Dr Z

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Is it safe to use GNC natural brand super digestive enzymes (http://www. Gnc. Com/product/index. Jsp? Productid=2291) during pregnancy? It has papain, which I have heard mixed things about. I have ibs.

Is it safe to use GNC natural brand super digestive enzymes (http://www. Gnc. Com/product/index. Jsp? Productid=2291) during pregnancy? It has papain, which I have heard mixed things about. I have ibs.

I would avoid.: The GNC ones you asked about do not appear to be enteric coated which means these enzymes will be broken down by stomach acid before reaching the gut, rendering them mostly useless. There is some evidence that some of these enzymes might affect folate (folic acid) absorption which is critical for early neural development, so I would recommend saving your money! Perhaps invest in some organic veggies instead!

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My dentist gave me papain for tooth pain. I am currently pregnant at third trimester. Is it safe to take that medicine?

My dentist gave me papain for tooth pain. I am currently pregnant at third trimester. Is it safe to take that medicine?

Not sure: Personally, I never heard of it. This is what was posted on webmd:special precautions & warnings: pregnancy and breast-feeding: taking papain by mouth during pregnancy is possibly unsafe. There is a concern that it might cause birth defects or miscarriage. Not enough is known about the safety of using papain during breast-feeding. Don’t use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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Help can bromelain have an antihypercholesterolemic effect?

Help can bromelain have an antihypercholesterolemic effect?

No: This enzyme found in pineapples has no benefit in reducing cholesterol levels.

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What is bromelain used for? All the uses....

What is bromelain used for? All the uses....

See details: This is an enzyme found in pineapple juice. It has been thought to reduce inflammation, interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting. All of this lacks any scientific data to substantiate the claims.

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Is it safe to take a very low dose of bromelain every day for inflammation?

Is it safe to take a very low dose of bromelain every day for inflammation?

Inflammation where?: Need a proper exam and diagnosis first in order to recommend best treatments.

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Can I take ibuprofen and bromelain?

Can I take ibuprofen and bromelain?

Yes you can: Yes you can take them together and there is no contraindication.

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Can biotics called hpf or bromelain treat h pylori?

Can biotics called hpf or bromelain treat h pylori?

Not reliably: And neither does mastic gum. Antibiotics/acid reducers for a short course are the best, most reliable rx, they are not 100% infallible. Can be followed up with breath test, stool test, endoscopy to check for clearance of the infection.

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How long after rhinoplasty surgery can I start taking bromelain and arnica?

How long after rhinoplasty surgery can I start taking bromelain and arnica?

Supplements/postop: Best to ask your chosen surgeon this! But I prefer my private patients to return to supplements at 2 weeks post. BUT in the case of these two - Bromeliad/arnica montana I allow their use right after surgery.

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I started 250mg's of bromelain once a day for inflammation. After a week of this I had major insomnia. As soon as I stopped it I slept better, why?

I started 250mg's of bromelain once a day for inflammation. After a week of this I had major insomnia. As soon as I stopped it I slept better, why?

I don't know the: Reason. I checked a number of sites and did not see insomnia listed as a potential side effect for bromelain.

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I'm having rhinoplasty next month. I am healthy, take no meds. With Arnica & Bromelain, should you take Arnica before and Bromelain after sugery? Why?

I'm having rhinoplasty next month. I am healthy, take no meds. With Arnica & Bromelain, should you take Arnica before and Bromelain after sugery? Why?

No difference.: Likely no significant difference with or without those 2 agents. Much more important is skill of surgeon and following surgeon's instructions. Make sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Ask him/her their preference about those 2 agents.