Information on Bromelain

Bromelain is a protein-splitting enzyme derived from the stem of the pineapple plant. It has traditionally been used in the Caribbean regions as meat tenderizer. This is why pineapple can combine well with meat dishes and is good for more than dessert.

Bromelain uses

Bromelain is a mixture of protein processing enzymes that aids in digestion while enhancing the absorption of nutrients from food and supplements. It dissolves damaged protein (scar tissue) and speeds the healing rate of bruises.

Bromelain has been reported to exert a wide variety of beneficial effects on sports injuries, including reducing inflammation in cases of injury or trauma and prevention of swelling after trauma. Studies show that in boxers who have used bromelain all signs of bruising cleared completely within four days.

Bromelain may also prevent abnormally high levels of fibrinogen, which can cause blood clots to form spontaneously and lead to heart attack.

Bromelain Supplements:

Recommended dosage of bromelain as a digestive aid is one or two 500 mg tablets after meals. As an anti-inflammatory, one to three 500 mg tablets daily is recommended.

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