Traditionally though of as a purely digestive enzyme. Studies now support many other benefits.
- Cooking destroys enzymes
- Enzymes break down foods
- Proteolytic enzymes Break down proteins into available nutrients
- Derived from raw pineapple
Bromelain is an enzyme derived from the stem of fresh pineapples. It breaks down proteins, including fibrin.
Interesting Facts About Enzymes:
The body constantly utilises protein digesting enzymes to break down its own waste proteins, such as damaged cells and connective tissue.
Proteins are completely destroyed by cooking. It is therefore necessary to get your enzymes from uncooked food sources.
Raw foods contain the necessary enzymes to break them down. Raw meats for example, contain the enzymes necessary to break down the meat proteins. Cooked meat on the other hand, loses its self-digesting potential and the consumer must then make up for the dificit with his or her own digestive enzymes.
Humans are the only animals that eat cooked foods.
Please review the online research into the benefits of Bromelain for yourself. (This link will open in a separate window)
For adults take one to three tablets daily as a food supplement (1 before each meal) or as directed by a healthcare professional. Store in a cool dry place. Keep away from children at all times. Do not use if the seal is broken.
Bromelain works well on its own, but many experts recommend turmeric alongside bromelain as the two work together so well. Bromelain appears to aid the absorption of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric. Bromelain is also popular with people who use glucosamine.
This is a high potency Bromelain with an enzyme activity of 2000 GDU's per gram. Many bromelain supplements do not have an enzyme activity level quoted on the label and it is fair to assume that they will be very weak.
Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding.