What is Bromelain?
Mar 23, 2018
Evogreens contains an incredible and extremely beneficial enzyme that everyone should consider: bromelain.
Bromelain, specifically, is a pineapple extract that comes primarily from the stem and core of the fruit itself rather than the flesh of the fruit that we are all used to eating. The foods we eat and the supplements we take need to be broken down, absorbed, and transported throughout our bodies in order to get the most from the nutrients. However, when our body does not effectively and efficiently break down those substances, we do not get the full benefit.
The Use & Benefits of Bromelain
Bromelain has been known to help the stomach break down the foods and supplements we consume and aid in digestion. From a health and lipid profile standpoint, bromelain has been found to decrease triglyceride accumulation which can help decrease the levels found in the blood. This can provide heart health benefits and aid in maintaining proper cardiovascular health long-term.
Additionally, this is extremely promising for those who are paying attention to their weight and are looking to reduce the accumulation of body fat. As the food or supplement continues through the digestive tract, depending on how our individual bodies react to various foods, it could cause some irritation and inflammation triggering some distress.
Bromelain can help reduce that inflammation or what is known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This is important as we are not able to train or even function optimally if we are having digestive issues that are causing us pain or discomfort. The benefits of bromelain don’t stop with just digestion. When we exercise, we are constantly breaking down muscle fibers and creating micro-tears. Bromelain has not only been shown to support and maintain power output, but also help reduce the muscle damage caused by bouts of intense exercise. This, ultimately, will help you train harder and longer by reducing your overall muscle soreness and improving recovery – potentially allowing for greater muscle growth over time.
Should you find you become injured or need surgery, bromelain can help reduce pain and swelling and speed up the healing process – allowing you to get back to work and training faster. Bromelain also has some neuroprotective properties that can help protect the nerves of our body.
While some might not think about such preventative measures, should the health of our nerves deteriorate, it could increase the risk for such diseases as Alzheimer’s. For that reason, it’s extremely important to think about neuroprotection and taking preventative measures considering our nerves are what send information throughout the body. When cells become damaged or mutate, it can cause many different illnesses and diseases such as cancer.
While more research is being conducted, scientists have found that bromelain contains anti-cancer properties and could be a natural way to reduce your overall risk.
Last, but certainly not least, is bromelain’s ability to reduce nasal inflammation. Why is this important? Because we don’t have time to be sick or dealing with sinus issues. While supplementing with bromelain isn’t a sure bet that you won’t get sick, it has been shown to aid in clearing stuffy noses and acute sinusitis.