Bromelain - Papain - 60 CP by MBi Nutraceuticals
BROMELAIN IS AN EFFECTIVE DIGESTIVE AID
Bromelain is the name of a group of powerful protein digesting, or proteolytic, enzymes that are found in the pineapple plant. The enzymes used to make supplements are derived from the stem of the pineapple and were discovered in 1957. These enzymes have been widely studied and have been proven to be useful for reducing muscle and tissue inflammation and as a digestive aid.
Bromelain can enhance the effect of such digestive enzymes as trypsin or pepsin. Bromelain can also ease the pain of heartburn and lessen the effects of diarrhea when these conditions are caused by a shortage of digestive enzymes.
PAPAIN SOOTHES THE STOMACH
Papain is a protein cleaving enzyme derived from papaya. Papain has a mild, soothing effect on the stomach and aids in protein digestion.
The latex of the papaya plant and its green fruits contains two proteolytic enzymes, papain and chymopapain. The latter is most abundant but papain is twice as potent. The presence and effects of proteases in papaya fruit have been well known since the 1750s. It was not until the 1870s that the importance of papaya as a source of enzymes was recognized.
As a dietary supplement, take one tablet following each meal or as directed by your health care professional.