Bromelain is an extract derived from the stems of pineapples, although it exists in all parts of the fresh plant and fruit, which has many uses. The extract has a history of folk and modern medicinal use. As a supplement it is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects. Bromelain also contains chemicals that, according to laboratory research, might interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting. As a culinary ingredient it is used primarily as a tenderizer.
Bromelain is a pineapple extract, a mixture of proteindigesting enzymes called proteases. Pineapples have had a long medical tradition among the natives of South America and spread worldwide for various uses in folk medicine and continues to be explored as a popular herbal extract.
This enzyme is often used by itself as a supplement to aid in various ailments and boost general health. It is also added to natural digestion aids, anti inflammatory remedies, and general health supplements.
There are also quite a few additional health benefits that may be lesser known than its most common uses. It has been linked to better heart and circulatory health, improvement in asthma and other breathing conditions and improved immunity.
Bromelain is particularly known for being very efficient at breaking down proteins which accounts for its common use as a digestive aid. Fibrin is a protein that is used in the clotting and thickening of blood. Bromelain works as a blood thinner since it assists in breaking down this substance.
This means it may allow blood to flow more freely through the circulatory system. Thinner blood is associated with lower chances of stroke, heart attack, and other heart and circulatory issues.
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving:
Bromelain 500 mg †
(from pineapple, 300 Gelatin Digestive Units (GDU))
* RDA%: Percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance.
† RDA not established in the EU.
dextrose, vegetable cellulose, dicalcium phosphate. Contains <2% of: calcium silicate, vegetable magnesium stearate, vegetable stearic acid.
Allergen info: Manufactured in a facility that processes milk, soy and egg proteins, and gluten, peanuts!
Take 1 tablet 2 times a day after meals. DO NOT EXCEED 4 TABLETS A DAY! Use this product in conjunction with food as part of a healthy, balanced diet, not as a substitute for such.