Isotonix Bromelain Plus - Single Bottle (90 Servings)

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Benefits


  • Digestive aid
  • Helps to digest proteins/ Aids in food digestion by breaking down protein
  • Contains digestive enzymes Bromelain (Pineapple Enzyme) and Protease
  • A delicious isotonic-capable dietary supplement with the superior delivery of Isotonix
  • Product contains no added wheat, soy, yeast, gluten, artificial flavour, starch, salt, preservatives or milk.

Research shows that Bromelain and/or Protease are important for the following:

    • Supports the body’s normal healing process 3,4,15,16,18,27,28,33
    • Promotes optimal cell health2,7,9,10,11,24,29,30
    • Supports the body’s normal inflammatory response3,8,20,23,24,32
    • Supports the body’s normal tissue and recovery repair process 3,4,15,16,18,27,28,33
    • Supports a healthy immune system 3,8,20,23,24,32
    • Supports healthy joint function1,3,17,26,31,33
    • Promotes healthy blood circulation3,12,14,19,21,22,24,25
    • May help support normal blood viscosity and blood platelet aggregation3,12,14,19,21,22,24,25

    The aforementioned has not been approved or considered by Health Canada. The aforementioned are findings made in diverse scientific studies regarding the ingredients bromelain and protease.

Product Classifications


  • Gluten-Free - the finished product contains no detectable gluten (<10ppm gluten)
  • No Detectable GMOs - the finished product contains no detectable genetically-modified organism
  • Isotonic-Capable Drinkable Supplements - easy-to-swallow supplements in liquid form are immediately available to the body for absorption.

Why Isotonix Bromelain Plus?


Your body needs support on the inside and the outside. That’s why we’ve developed Isotonix Bromelain Plus to help support your body, letting you take action to help your body face what life puts in front of you. Thanks to this special formula, Isotonix Bromelain Plus helps support your body’s ability to engage in “cellular house cleaning,” breaking down that protein layer often found on unhealthy cells in our body. With its combination of bromelain, a very powerful enzyme obtained from pineapples, and protease known to breakdown proteins, Isotonix Bromelain Plus promotes your body’s immune system and inflammatory response since it is an is an excellent digestive aid. Pineapple has been used for centuries in Central and South America to treat indigestion and reduce inflammation. While most enzymes are generally considered to be poorly absorbed, Bromelain is one of the most bioavailable of all.

Also, do not be misled merely by high bromelain amounts claimed on some competitor labels. Bromelain can come in various strengths and weights, and this affects the values declared on the labels. Enzymes are best measured not by their weight but by the work they are capable of doing, known as activity level, which is expressed in various unit of measures. In other words, the enzyme activity or potency is a measure of how much enzyme is needed to accomplish a specific reaction within a specified time. Many companies used internationally recognized units such as Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), or Gelatin Digestion Units (GDU) (which is a measure of how much protein a gram of bromelain can digest) and there are others. We recommend when comparing enzyme products, consumers should always make sure measurements are listed using FCC standard codes so you access product purity. So remember, when you buy enzyme products, the weight (usually listed in mg. on the label) means nothing when comparing the activity units of the enzymes. Our Isotonix Bromelain Plus is a top quality product compared to many of its competitors at an impressive 9,720,000 FCC PU and 648 GDU per serving (19,440,000 FCC PU and 1296 GDU per daily serving).

Isotonix Bromelain Plus also works synergistically with the body’s own repair system, promoting the body’s normal healing process. Most competitor products containing bromelain don’t match what you’ll find in Isotonix Bromelain Plus, with the amount of Bromelain (potency) plus the superior Isotonix delivery system. In addition, another item to think about when buying an enzyme product like Bromelain is if the product contains fillers. Many supplements on the market, contain these filler ingredients to fill-up a standard sized capsule or to prevent caking or clumping. Plus, since Isotonix Bromelain Plus delivers these ingredients in an isotonic form, you’re getting a fast-absorbing, superior delivered product that works quickly and effectively. Support your body in facing what life puts in its way. Isotonix Bromelain Plus is for everybody, every day.

 

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Delivery System


Isotonix - the World's Most Advanced Nutraceuticals
Isotonic, which means “same pressure,” bears the same chemical resemblance of the body’s blood, plasma and tears. All fluids in the body have a certain concentration, referred to as osmotic pressure. The body’s common osmotic pressure, which is isotonic, allows a consistent maintenance of body tissues. In order for a substance to be absorbed and used in the body’s metabolism, it must be transported in an isotonic state.

Since all Isotonix® dietary supplements are delivered in an isotonic solution, the body has less work to do to obtain maximum absorption. The isotonic state of the suspension allows nutrients to pass directly into the small intestine and be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.

Ingredients


Bromelain (Ananas comosus)
Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in the stems of pineapples. It is distinct from the bromelain found in the pineapple fruit. Bromelain is used as a meat tenderizer in one application but has other mechanisms that support various aspects of health. As a mixture of proteases, bromelain has been used by Europeans for many years for its support of normal inflammatory response. Its components work to help support the body’s normal inflammatory response and support the healing process. This is important for healthy joint function and adequate tissue repair, which supports the body’s normal recovery process. Because these proteases can interfere with parts of the inflammatory cascade, supplementation may help to promote normal recovery after intense exercise. Bromelain has been extensively studied both in experimental models and clinical studies for its effects on the inflammatory response. Research also shows that bromelain may help support healthy blood viscosity and blood platelet aggregation, promoting healthy circulation. It also supports normal levels of fibrin in the blood, which promotes normal healing. Another study provided support of bromelain for promoting overall general well-being, along with support of comfort and physical function. There is also support for its role in promoting healthy cells. Bromelain also works to digest protein but, when taken on an empty stomach, it is not used as a digestive enzyme but provides systemic effects throughout the body.

Protease
Proteases are proteolytic enzymes that work to break specific peptide bonds or break down a complete peptide to amino acids. Oral proteases taken on an empty stomach are absorbed and carried into the bloodstream where they work to help maintain healthy cellular proteins. As systemic enzymes, proteases support the body’s normal recovery process. Combined with bromelain, the proteases help promote the body’s normal inflammatory process and support normal healing.

FAQs


Who should take Isotonix Bromelain Plus?
Isotonix Bromelain Plus is formulated for everyone, every day. Its unique combination of benefits – supporting the body’s normal ability to repair itself, promoting the body’s normal processes – make it ideally suited for adults looking to keep their bodies healthy and to help support the body’s ability to deal with the wear and tear of everyday life.

What sets Isotonix Bromelain Plus apart from other products? What does GDU and FCC mean?
Proteolytic enzyme potency can be denoted by using various activity units like FCC Papain units (PU), Gelatin Digestion Units (GDU), or Bromelain Tyrosine Units (BTU). Regardless of how the label reads, make sure when comparing products, that the units are the same so that you are comparing correctly what the actual “concentration” or “activity” of the enzyme is being used in the product.

It is not enough to simply look at how much (milligrams or grams) of an enzyme is in a serving. To accurately compare how much active bromelain enzyme is in a serving, always refer to the GDU or PU units. 

Our Bromelain Plus contains 0.544 grams of bromelain which is equal to 1296 GDUs or 19,440,000 FCC PU per daily serving. Bromelain Plus is not only Isotonic, but it also contains another protease enzyme which provides for even greater activity and a more potent, effective product.

How do you take Isotonix Bromelain Plus? 
As the directions suggest, pour 1 level, white bottle capful of powder into a cup. Add 60 ml (line on the overcap indicates 60 ml) of water and stir. Take twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Take with food. This product is isotonic only if the specified amounts of powder and water are used. For prolonged use, consult a healthcare practitioner.

Where does bromelain come from? 
Bromelain is found in every part of the pineapple, although it is most plentiful in the stem. Most commercially-grown pineapple is sliced, canned or juiced. The remains are rich with this substance, which is then extracted. Originally used as a meat tenderizer because of its ability to break down proteins, research now shows that powdered bromelain promotes health.

Should I take Isotonix Bromelain Plus with Isotonix Peak Performance Blend?
Yes. Isotonix Bromelain Plus and Isotonix Peak Performance Blend complement each other nicely. Isotonix Peak Performance Blend, available on GLOBAL.SHOP.COM for personal consumption will help support your joint function and mobility, as well as the body’s normal repair and healing process. Isotonix Bromelain Plus supports by providing another layer of protection.

Science


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Sore Muscles and Stiff joints

Simply amazing, Isotonix Bromelain, I was skeptical but now I am not, I have become an Isotonix Bromelain Fan!

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Love Before & After Yoga

I never know what the instructor is going to do to us and how my body will react, so I take 1 dose before and 1 after class, sometimes 2 if it was a really tough class.
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Bromelain

I was feeling pain when I swallowed because I had a severe sore throat and after taking this for a few days, it provided instant relief! Reduced pain when I swallowed and speed up the recovery process! Personally it’s a must have at home!

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This just adds more to the essential package.

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