Did you spot this product in my Beeyoutiful pantry yesterday? (I’m visualizing Where’s Waldo fans revisiting yesterday’s post to find it!) Well, I’ll just tell you it was tucked in between the Tummy Tuneup and the CoQ10. And it really doesn’t matter where it is in my pantry. If you’re dealing with inflammation from a sports injury or trauma or even arthritis, you might just want to add some Bromelain to your pantry.
Bromelain is naturally found in pineapple, and it works by blocking metabolites that accelerate and worsen the inflammatory process.
Bromelain is a group of powerful protein-digesting enzymes which block the body’s production of compounds that cause swelling and pain. Once inflammation is reduced, blood can move more easily to a traumatized or irritated area to ease pain and speed healing.
Important: Because bromelain breaks down fibrin, a blood-clotting protein that can impede blood circulation, individuals on blood-thinning medication or with bleeding disorders, high blood pressure, liver disease, or kidney disease should contact their healthcare provider before taking bromelain. Bromelain should not be taken with tetracycline or by individuals who are allergic to pineapple.