- Improves digestive function
- Effectively breaks down protein, carbohydrates, and sugars
- May reduce inflammation
- Helps the body absorb nutrients
Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme that breaks down proteins into various amino acids during digestion. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, plays a role in allergy control and has antibiotic activity. It may even play a role in weight reduction.
Bromelain is isolated and concentrated from the stem of the pineapple plant. Its enzyme activity is measured in two standard ways: GDU (gelatin digesting units) and MCU (milk clotting units). The measurement of activity is based on how much one gram of the enzyme will digest. The higher the number of GDUs and MCUs, the greater the enzyme activity.
Natural Factors Extra Strength Bromelain capsules contain the highest amount of enzyme activity per capsule. Each gram of extra strength bromelain contains 1000 GDU equivalent to 1500 MCU of enzyme activity, having superior support for healthy digestion.
Glycemic Index: The speed of which carbohydrates are converted into glucose.
An allergy is when the immune system has become hypersensitive to a particular substance and its response is damaging to the body. Substances that cause such reactions include foodstuff, pollen, fur, dust and medicines, and can be at varying degrees of severity.
Natural Factors produce supplements from ingredients grown on their own certified-organic farms, which support many aspects of health and well-being.