Bromelain’s anti-inflammatory properties have been widely studied (more than 1,600 scientific articles) evaluating the medicinal benefits correlated to health issues that arise from inflammation, such as:
. joint pain & stiffness, arthritis,osteoarthritis
. muscle soreness – DOMS
. cardiovascular health*
. swelling, especially nose & sinuses
. connective tissue injuries, such as ACL tears
. sprained ankles, tendonitis
. digestive issues
. asthma, covid, lung/breathing issues
* it inhibits blood platelet aggregation
In a study looking at cyclists, those who supplemented with bromelain were shown to have improved recovery and decreased fatigue when compared to a placebo.
Following any sort of workout or injury, the're will be inflammation in the body (even stress can create inflammation). Rest and recovery is essential because it gives the body time to repair, rebuild, and strengthen itself between workouts.Through supplementation of bromelain, inflammation can be decreased and even prevented.
Remember - Bromelain is derived from the pineapple plant
Q: So… is eating a little pineapple every day enough to get the benefits?
A: it’s likely not a large enough dose because the enzymes are mostly found in the parts you don’t eat, the stem (also the core, but less).
A: So, for that reason, it’s much easier to take a supplement that contains bromelain to experience its benefits.
Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme extracted from the core/stem of pineapples
Benefits include reducing inflammation, swelling
Promotes wound healing (surgery)
Liberates sinuses, decongestion
Reduces muscular or joint pain
Benefits heart health and reduces allergies or asthma
It can be obtained from eating pineapple (especially the stem/core)
But supplements have higher extract
Shouldn’t be taken by people taking blood-thinning medications
Ps. is also great to heal leaky gut, fight E.coli and candida.