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Discover How Bromelain Helps with Seasonal Discomforts

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Pineapples are known for being a tasty and zesty treat. Not only are they delicious but eating pineapples can temporarily make you feel as if you are on an island vacation, since these tropical fruits grow near the sea. And as with many other fruits, pineapples provide your body with a ton of healthy nutrients. A typical pineapple contains:

  • Fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Manganese
  • Vitamin B6
  • Copper
  • Thiamin
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Riboflavin
  • Iron

These nutrients are great for your body. But did you know, pineapples also have a secret compound for boosting digestive health, it’s called Bromelain.

Digestive Enzymes and Bromelain

Bromelain is a digestive enzyme. Digestive enzymes are enzymes produced by our body to support proper digestion and nutrient absorption. Without them, we will have problems properly digesting food and extracting its nutrients into our body. Digestive enzymes also help reduce the risks of digestive problems that may negatively affect your health in the long run.

Bromelain is the exact digestive enzyme found in pineapples. Bromelain is also the exact compound that causes the burning sensation on our tongue whenever we eat pineapples. So in a way, the pineapple we’re eating is trying to digest our tongue and our cheeks!

The main types of digestive enzymes

Digestive enzymes can be classified into three main types:

  • Proteases: Enzymes that break down proteins into amino acids.
  • Lipases: Enzymes that break down fats into glycerol and other fatty acids.
  • Amylases: Enzymes that break down carbs into simple sugars.

Bromelain is a protease, and it helps in breaking down protein into forms the body can use for muscle growth and recovery among other benefits. Without Bromelain, the proteins we ingest will not be efficiently metabolized which can lead to health problems in the future.

Why we added Bromelain to Allerfin

What does a digestive enzyme have to do with a seasonal discomfort product like Allerfin? Surprisingly, it appears helping us digest and absorb food is not the only thing Bromelain can do for our health. Here’s a quick rundown of what Bromelain has to offer for health purposes:

1.    Pro-respiratory health properties

Some people have breathing problems when the season changes, and it’s due to their airways getting tight as the body’s overreaction to environmental particles. One study cites Bromelain’s helpful properties when it comes to reducing airway irritation and sensitivity. If your airways don’t overreact, there’s no breathing problem to start with.

2.    Helps improve inflammatory response

A poor inflammatory response is at the root of all seasonal discomforts, so it helps to take supplements that can help the body have a healthier inflammatory response. It just so happens that plenty of evidence suggests Bromelain as a potent enzyme that helps improve inflammatory response.

3.    Good for the heart

Bromelain can improve blood circulation by inhibiting compounds in the bloodstream that can cause circulatory problems. Studies also suggest that Bromelain can help improve heart health.


Seasons change and with it come seasonal discomforts, and with seasonal discomforts come puffy eyes, runny nose, and itchy throat. Some have it worse and also get breathing problems and skin irritations. If the season is causing an inconvenience with your quality of life, we suggest taking Allerfin.

Allerfin is our best product when it comes to seasonal irritations. One of its key ingredients is Bromelain, a digestive enzyme found in pineapples known to exert a plethora of health benefits for digestion, inflammatory response, and seasonal discomforts.*

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