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Bromelain breaks down fibrin which provides end results similar to those of plasmin (which helps aid in dissolving clots) therefore making bromelain a good anti-coagulation agent. It has the ability to act as an anti-inflammatory and pain relieving agent which indicates that it has a positive effect on treatment diseases in bones and muscles, most notably studies are indicating that it can be used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Papain comes from the skin of papaya. It is a supplement utilized to assist in the digestion of proteins and fats. It also has similar anti-inflammatory agents as bromelain. The human body requires enzymes such as papain in order to prevent diseases. Proteases have the potential to degrade other enzymes. For example, pineapple, contains cysteine proteases which aid in digestion by breaking down proteins into their respective amino acids. The amount of proteases out bodies produce do not necessarily decrease with age. A study
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  • Winter '08
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  • Enzyme, Plasmin, cellulase

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