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Q: Bromelain

Has anyone tried Bromelain (pineapple supplement) as one of their "alternative therapies" for RA? I just added it today to my folic acid, vitamin D, methotrexate, and Enbrel regiment. I'm hoping to know if someone has had any success with Bromelain. Thanks!

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
6/ 1/10 8:04pm

Bromelain is made of the enzyme in pineapple that has an anti-inflammatory effect, so it's quite likely that it may be helpful for you (it's also very good for digestive issues). However, I would definitely recommend that you use alternative medicine to supplement the regular western/allopathic medicine as the two together can get you further ahead.

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