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Posted by Administrator on 5/12/2013 to Digestive

Summer is fast approaching and that means summer fruits are on their way too! Do you like pineapple? Pineapple juice and the stem of the plant contain a very beneficial enzyme called bromelain. You can spend your whole summer eating pineapple to reap these benefits, or you can make sure your supplements contain bromelain. Luckily for you ProBLEN’s newly formulated Digestive Enzyme & Probiotic contains bromelain! Our formulators are experts at knowing which ingredients combine to give your body all of the help it needs with today’s lifestyles. Our diets consist of a lot of protein and bromelain helps the body break down protein for better absorption and digestion.

We usually cook our foods to such a degree that all beneficial naturally occurring enzymes are destroyed.  Bromelain is definitely useful as a digestive enzyme. Unlike most digestive enzymes, bromelain is active both in the acid environment of the stomach and the alkaline environment of the small intestine. (http://www.lifescript.com )  Bromelain, “being a proteolytic enzyme assists the body’s own digestive mechanisms in reducing very large, complex protein molecules into smaller peptide units or individual amino acids. These smaller components are crucial for your own production of muscle, neurotransmitters, and other protein-based molecules that your body produces. Many of bromelain’s benefits; however, are actually based on absorption of the intact enzyme in the small intestine; it is this absorption makes possible its systemic effects such as reducing inflammation.” (http://www.healthiertalk.com/health-benefits-bromelain-4135)

Bromelain is not only great for proper digestion, but also has been known to aid in:

  • Swelling & Inflammation

  • Arthritis & Sinus Pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Reduced Inflammation After Sports Injuries

  • Varicose Veins & Hemorrhoids

  • Sinusitis

  • Indigestion & Heartburn

  • Helps Balance the Acidity of the Stomach

  • May Boost Overall Immune Strength

  • May Stop Blood Platelets From Clotting

  • May Help Bronchitis, Pneumonia & Urinary Tract Infections

With all of these health benefits aren’t you glad we included bromelain in our Digestive Enzyme & Probiotic? We are! Our staff has been taking the new Digestive Enzyme & Probiotic and has seen a definite difference in healthy digestion! Bromelain can also be found in our newly formulated MSM Plus. Try some for yourself today!

Sources:

www.bromelain.net

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/osteoarthritis/alternative_treatments/bromelain.aspx?gclid=CNWc5Jr-za8CFWHDtgod1h6ScQ&ef_id=YYFPlsprqFcAAEje:20120424171431:s

http://www.healthiertalk.com/health-benefits-bromelain-4135

 

 

 

 

Bromelain is definitely useful as a digestive enzyme. Unlike most digestive enzymes, bromelain is active both in the acid environment of the stomach and the alkaline environment of the small intestine. 2,3 This may make it particularly effective as an oral digestive aid for those who do not digest food properly. 4,5,6 While most large enzymes are broken down in the digestive tract, those found in bromelain appear to be absorbed whole to a certain extent. 11-13 This finding makes it reasonable to suppose that bromelain can actually produce systemic (whole body) effects. Once in the blood, bromelain appears to reduce inflammation, "thin" the blood, and affect the immune system. 14-30,43,44 These influences may be responsible for some of bromelain's therapeutic effects. http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/osteoarthritis/alternative_treatments/bromelain.aspx?gclid=CNWc5Jr-za8CFWHDtgod1h6ScQ&ef_id=YYFPlsprqFcAAEje:20120424171431:s

 

What Does Bromelain Do?

Put simply, bromelain breaks down protein. This has fairly obvious benefits when you consider that many of the foods you eat contain high amounts of protein and they have been thoroughly cooked, destroying most of the naturally-occurring enzymes. As a proteolytic enzyme it assists the body’s own digestive mechanisms in reducing very large, complex protein molecules into smaller peptide units or individual amino acids.

These smaller components are crucial for your own production of muscle, neurotransmitters, and other protein-based molecules that your body produces. Many of bromelain’s benefits; however, are actually based on absorption of the intact enzyme in the small intestine; it is this absorption makes possible its systemic effects such as reducing inflammation.

The Health Benefits of Bromelain

Swelling & Inflammation

Arthritis & Sinus Pain

Osteoarthritis

Reduced Inflammation After Sports Injuries

Varicose Veins & Hemorrhoids

Sinusitis

Indigestion & Heartburn

Helps Balance the Acidity of the Stomach

May Boost Overall Immune Strength

May Stop Blood Platelets From Clotting

May Help Bronchitis, Pneumonia & Urinary Tract Infections

http://www.healthiertalk.com/health-benefits-bromelain-4135

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