How does Bromelain work?

Bromelain seems to cause the body to produce substances that fight inflammation.

Are there safety concerns?

Bromelain seems to be safe for most people when taken in appropriate amounts. Bromelain may cause some side effects, such as diarrhea and stomach and intestinal discomfort. Bromelain may also cause allergic reactions, especially in people who have other allergies. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare professional before taking bromelain.

Do not take bromelain if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to pineapple, wheat, celery, papain, carrot, fennel, cypress pollen, or grass pollen.
  • You are allergic to ragweed, mums, daisies, or similar plants.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Bromelain might increase the risk of bleeding.

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