Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme (enzyme that breaks down protein) derived from the latex of the plant stem.
It is a non-specific protease, meaning that it breaks down the links between many different types of amino acids in proteins. In addition, some studies indicate that bromelain may affect certain cytokines produced by white blood cells.
Bromelain may be used as a digestive aid for food proteins.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 120
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Bromelain, 2400 GDU per gram**
(derived from pineapple stem)
|400 mg (960 GDU)||*|
|*Daily Value Not Established
** GDUs (Gelatin Digesting Units) measure the digestive activity of the enzyme.
Other ingredients: May contain one or more of the following; cellulose, magnesium stearate and silica.
Contains No Added sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule before each meal or as directed by health care professional. More capsules may be taken with large meals. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct light.
Frequently Asked Questions
Could I be allergic to bromelain?
Bromelain, like all other enzymes, is a protein and anyone can become allergic to any protein. Keep in mind that bromelain, unlike fungal enzymes, is derived from the latex of pineapple stems. Those with latex allergies should use caution when using bromelain or other fruit-derived enzymes.
Can I use bromelain with other enzyme products?
Yes, there is no problem at all with combining any enzyme.