Bromelain – For All Types Of Pain
Bromelain is an enzyme that is derived from pineapples. It is my favorite natural pain reliever. Often, with just one pill a minor ache or pain is gone. If it is severe pain, you might need other supplements like boswellin and glucosamine.
Enzymes are substances that dissolve things. Your body makes enzymes to digest your food. It also makes enzymes to heal you. When you have extra enzymes after digesting your food, your body uses those enzymes for cellular repair.
The problem is when you do not have any extra enzymes. As we age, our bodies produce fewer enzymes. That is one reason why he have more aches and pains as we age.
When you eat things that require a lot of digestive enzymes, your body does not have enough enzymes to heal you and clean up scar tissue. If you take oral enzymes such as bromelain, your body can use it to treat pain and inflammation.
If you eat canned pineapple, it will not work. Canned pineapple is cooked and all the enzymes are killed. You can either take fresh pineapple or pineapple juice.
Be aware that if you eat a lot of raw pineapple, the enzymes in it will start to dissolve your tongue coating. Some people think they allergic to pineapple because they have tongue pain after eating it. The bromelain enzyme is very strong and starts to act as you are chewing it. I find it easier to just take a bromelain tablet. It is a very inexpensive way to treat pain.
You can buy enzyme formulations for pain that include bromelain in them, they are also effective. In fact, I have had systemic enzymes work for pain that did not resolve with other things.
You can also take extra enzymes to help digest your food. If you take enzymes on an empty stomach, they go into your bloodstream and are used to treat pain. If you take them with food, they are used to help digest your food and whatever is left over will be used for healing.
Enzymes that are taken on an empty stomach to treat pain and inflammation are called systemic enzymes.