What is Bromelain?

Bromelain is an enzyme rich supplement found in the juice and stems of pineapples and it has a variety of uses. It is most well known for it's ability to digest proteins (known as proteolytic). It is also often used by sports people and athletes as an aid to recovery as it has good anti-inflammatory properties.

Why take Bromelain?

  • Bromelain supplements can be used as an alternative treatment for swelling and inflammation either following an injury or after surgery. In Germany Bromelain is a recognised treatment and has been used for many years.
  • Symptoms of sinusitis are thought to be eased by the use of Bromelain. It is believed to reduce congestion and help improve breathing.Bromelain
  •  As it can digest proteins Bromelain can be used for symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive problems such as bloating and wind.

What are the side effects of Bromelain ?

These include:

  • Indigestion, nausea and diarrohea
  • Anyone allergic to pineapple should not take Bromelain.

If you are currently taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions please consult your doctor or consultant, to seek advice before taking any vitamins or supplements.