Does Eating Pineapple or Getting Acupuncture Aid in Implantation?

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“It seems that bromelain, an enzyme in pineapple, is a slight anti-inflammatory and slight blood thinner, which seems to aid in implantation.”

It has been a widely supported topic in online forums and among acupuncturists and herbalists, but what is the real story behind pineapple consumption aiding in implantation? We asked Acupuncturist Heather Pentland, pineapple advocate, and Dr. Amber Cooper, board-certified OB/GYN and REI, about their thoughts on this controversial subject.

— From Heather Pentland, Acupuncturist

There seems to be no solid proof that pineapple will aid in implantation. Why are you adamant it will?

“I would start by saying that I'm not adamant that it will aid implantation, but there does seem to be evidence that it can help. And during the very early stages of conception—namely implantation—there doesn't seem to be any evidence that it is harmful, so I do suggest it to my clients.

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“It seems that bromelain, an enzyme in pineapple, is a slight anti-inflammatory and slight blood thinner, which seems to aid in implantation. And it tastes good and is healthy, so it seems a good idea for women to try it during the implantation phase.”

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Does Eating Pineapple or Getting Acupuncture Aid in Implantation?

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2 comments

  1. Helen says:

    While I like to eat pineapple on a regular basis, using it because it can help with conceiving or implantation is not supported by the current science available.

  2. Kara says:

    i heard pineapple can hep promote labor but in very large quantities. i didn’t know it can help in implantation too

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