How bromelain benefits gut health & digestion

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On a hot summer day, pineapple is enjoyed by people all over the world.  Served on a beautiful fruit tray, mixed in delicious cocktails, or served on a juicy burger, pineapple is a favorite for many. But did you know that pineapple also contains the powerful protein-digesting enzyme called bromelain which has been used in Hawaiian and Native South American medicine? 

Bromelain, which is included in Protea’s GI Assist, is a powerful enzyme that has been used as a natural remedy for its anti-swelling and potent anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used to treat digestive issues like diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, and indigestion, along with allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disorders, and connective tissue issues or injuries. It has even been shown to help prevent blood clots and improve swelling. Bromelain can help relax tense and inflamed muscles, or act as a painkiller to help during recovery from injuries or even surgery. 

Bromelain can greatly benefit the digestive tract and common problems people suffer from like IBS. Because this enzyme helps break down protein, it also helps your body absorb nutrients within that protein, and also contains phytonutrients, vitamin c, vitamin b1, potassium, and manganese.. Studies have shown that bromelain can help reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines that damage the lining of the gut while also decreasing colonic inflammation, while healing tissues within the gastrointestinal tract. If you are suffering from digestive problems, bromelain, included in Protea GI Assist could help. 

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