Can bromelain help my arthritis or back pain?

A natural protein-digesting enzyme found in pineapple (Iananas comosus) has an anti-inflammatory effect in the body that may help to ease back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. In uncontrolled studies, bromelain supplements were found to give some relief to rheumatoid arthritis patients, including reduced pain and swelling. Because bromelain dissolves damaged scar tissue and speeds the healing rate of bruises, it is helpful for those who suffer frequently with tendonitis or sports related injuries such as tennis elbow. Bromelain works in the body by inhibiting the release of certain inflammation-causing chemicals. It is available in tablet or capsule form for supplementation use. 
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