Not only does fresh fruit taste good, but it contains vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that help keep our bodies working in top form. This is precisely why you recommend fruit as an essential part of your patients’ healthy diets. Two good examples of such fruit enzyme supplements are bromelain (from pineapples) and papain (from papaya).
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple fruit stem. It is often used to treat inflammation, particularly in cases of sinusitis, bronchitis, and osteoarthritis. It has also been shown to help promote cell death in cases of cancer and can help with absorption of other drugs, particularly antibiotics.
Papain has similar properties to bromelain, particularly in the areas of helping digestion, including both cases of constipation and diarrhea, and speeding wound healing. It also helps reduce inflammation related to allergies, sinus infections, and bronchitis. Its absorption properties, which are similar to those of bromelain, also help in terms of anti-aging effects, as valuable vitamins and nutrients in the papaya fruit are better absorbed throughout the body. These nutrients include the antioxidant vitamins C, A and E; the minerals magnesium and potassium; folate; and fibre.
Enzymes work their way into the skin cells when applied topically. Working on your skin, together with your skin cells, enzymes revitalize your skin and return a youthful glow and feel to your face, neck or anywhere you want to improve texture or appearance.