Bromelain is a proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme from the pineapple plant. Its many health benefits come from its significant proteolytic activity. Bromelain can help combat inflammation during detoxification by responding to specific toxins being released from fats and lipids. This enzyme also aids and supports healthy immune responses. Bromelain has a modulating action that activates specific inflammatory proteins in the presence of cellular stress, but reduces the levels of those proteins when there is too much inflammation.