Bromelin – a natural protein enzyme

Pineapple is a fruit of the genus bromeliads. It contains a preparation whose name comes from their type – here we speak about bromelin. What characterizes this relationship and what its action is in the body? We have tried to answer these questions in the following article.

  1. General characteristics
  2. Use of bromeline
  3. Properties
  4. Dosing and adverse reactions


  1. General characteristics

Bromelin is a mixture of enzymes produced by plants from the bromeliaceae. The best-known species of this genus are edible pineapples. In the world of fauna and flora, this substance is defensive and protects plants against insect larvae.


  1. Use of bromeline

Bromelin is used primarily in medicine, this compound is used for therapy

– sports injuries;

– gastrointestinal problems;

– postoperative wounds;

– inflammation of the sinuses and veins.

In addition, bromelina is successfully used in sports due to the assimilation of food proteins and regeneration after the aforementioned injuries.


  1. Properties

The effect of bromeline is so extensive that it is difficult to clearly identify what is the main feature of this preparation. Among the many advantages should be distinguished

– help in the digestion of food proteins, which increases their bioavailability during nutrition;

– support for wound healing;

– acceleration of post-workout regeneration;

– stimulation of metabolism;


– improvement of microcirculation;

– eliminating inflammation in the nose and sinuses;

– support in removing excessive amounts of fluid in the body.


  1. Dosing and adverse reactions

Bromeline supplementation should take place three times a day, where the value of each dose should be between 100 and 200 mg. Side effects resulting from inadequate bromelin supplementation are manifested by diarrhea, nausea and vomiting and increased menstrual bleeding.


The main contraindications to the use of this compound are

– allergy to pineapple;

– hyperacidity;

– hypertension;

liver and kidney disease;

– stomach and duodenal ulcers;

– pregnancy.