Bromelain

Bromelain is the name of a group of powerful protein-digesting, or proteolytic, enzymes that are found in the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus). Discovered in 1957, and widely studied since then, bromelain is particularly useful for reducing muscle and tissue inflammation and as a digestive aid. Supplements are made from enzymes found in the pineapple stem.

Bromelain is a natural blood thinner and anti-inflammatory. It works by breaking down fibrin, a blood-clotting protein that can impede good circulation and prevent tissues from draining properly. Bromelain also blocks the production of compounds that can cause swelling and pain. When inflammation is reduced, blood can move more easily to a traumatized area, easing pain and speeding healing.

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is popularly referred to as the body’s natural tranquilizer. It is an amino acid produced in the brain. It acts as a neurotransmitter–a chemical that fosters communication between nerve cells–and helps to keep stress-related nerve impulses at bay. This relieves the intensity of pain stemmed from arthritis.

GABA appears to promote relaxation. It may also have a role to play in preventing seizures and allaying chronic pain.

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