What is Bromelain?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Swanson Max Strength Bromelain 2,400 GDU

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See also: Quercetin with Bromelain

Bromelain, an enzyme, is obtained from the stem of the pineapple. It acts on blood clotting mechanisms, has anti-inflammatory properties, increases the absorption of antibiotics and when used topically, helps remove dead and damaged tissue from burns.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Inflammation 7 4
General health 6 0
Digestive problems 2 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Chronic obstructive bronchitis 1 0
Constipation 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bromelain

Side effect Patients
Nausea if taken on empty stomach 1
Upset stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bromelain

Dosage Patients
1,500 mg daily 2
500 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Bromelain

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 6
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 2
Personal research 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Bromelain

Duration

Currently taking Bromelain

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Bromelain

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Bromelain.