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1.Bromelain
Bromelain is not actually a single substance, but rather a collection of protein-digesting enzymes (also called /tnp/pg000487 21671 doc proteolytic enzymes )�found in pineapple juice and in the stem of pineapple plants. It is primarily produced in Japan, Hawaii, and Taiwan, and much of the original research was performed in the first two of those l...
Score: 99%
 
2.Amoxicillin
See also /tnp/pg000134 21392 doc Antibiotics (General) Amoxicillin is a relative of the antibiotic penicillin, but has been modified to have a broader spectrum of effect. According to two studies, the supplement bromelain (from pineapple stems) may increase the absorption of amoxicillin. ref1 1,2 This effect might help the antibiotic work better. T...
Score: 93%
 
3.Proteolytic Enzymes
Proteolytic enzymes (proteases) help you digest the proteins in food. Although your body produces these enzymes in the pancreas, certain foods also contain proteolytic enzymes. Papaya and pineapple are two of the richest plant sources, as attested by their traditional use as natural "tenderizers" for meat. Papain and /tnp/pg000406 doc 146651 bromel...
Score: 90%
 
4.Easy Bruising
Bruising and bleeding both occur because of damage to blood vessels. When a vein, artery, or capillary is torn or cut, blood flows out into the vessel's surroundings; if the escaped blood is contained within the tissues directly under the skin, we see a bruise. While all of us bruise from time to time, some people bruise particularly easily. A numb...
Score: 88%
 
5.Sinusitis
Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus cavities. The sinuses are air filled spaces in the skull. It is not clear what purpose they serve (except, perhaps, helping opera singers to project sound!). They are often affected by allergies, and are also susceptible to infection by viruses and bacteria. Allergic sinusitis is usually associated with all...
Score: 86%
 
6.Phlebitis/DVT
The term phlebitis refers to an inflammation of a vein, usually in the leg, frequently accompanied by blood clots that adhere to the wall of the vein. When the affected vein is close to the surface, the condition is called superficial phlebitis. This condition usually resolves on its own without further complications. However, when phlebitis occurs...
Score: 86%
 
7.Nosebleeds
Who among us has never had a nosebleed? Whether a dab of blood on a tissue or a terrifying flood, a nosebleed can arise from many causes: dry winter air, colds, injuries, or the common if unsavory habit of picking one's nose. In many cases, no cause can be identified with certainty. Sometimes nosebleeds arise more frequently because of faulty or we...
Score: 82%
 
8.Surgery Support
Surgery, even relatively minor surgery, is a significant trauma to the body. The surgical incision itself can cause swelling (edema), pain, and bruising; anesthesia frequently causes nausea and bloating. Certain surgeries that damage the body's lymphatic system, such as radical mastectomy, can cause a specific form of long-lasting swelling called l...
Score: 81%
 
9.Sports and Fitness Support: Enhancing Recovery
In the competitive world of sports, the smallest advantage can make an enormous difference in the outcome of a contest. A supplement that could improve an athlete's strength, speed, or endurance could make the difference between tenth place and first place in a race. Supplements advocated for these purposes are discussed in the article /tnp/conditi...
Score: 81%
 
10.Prostatitis
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland in men that surrounds the urethra. It produces a fluid that is part of semen. There are three main types of prostatitis: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, and chronic non-bacterial. Acute bacterial prostatitis is the easiest form to treat, but it is also the least c...
Score: 80%
 

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