Bromelain (in Hippocrates Food Enzymes) efficiently breaks down proteins. Fibrin is a protein used in the clotting and thickening of blood. Bromelain works as a blood thinner, since it assists in breaking down fibrin.
Bromelain has also been linked to the improvement of breathing conditions that occur due to thicker mucus. This makes it easier for asthma patients to breathe, since mucus becomes thinner and therefore not clogging their bronchial tubes.
It is bromelain’s ability to keep blood thin and prevent it from clotting, as well as its anti-inflammatory properties, that makes it a good supplement for bruise prevention, swelling and redness.
Bromelain can help with inflammatory skin conditions: acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
In addition to the anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant properties bromelain exhibits in the human body, it has also shown promise as an immunity booster. Studies have indicated it may enable certain immunity-enhancing receptors in the body.
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