Extra strong bromelain supplement
Healthwell’s Bromelain 500 are extra strong enzyme capsules with enzymes derived from pineapples. Enzymes help the digestive system break down the food we eat into smaller components. One capsule contains 500 GDU of bromelain.
- Extra strong - 500 GDU bromelain per capsule
- Bromelain acts as an enzyme
- Enzymes help with digestion
What is bromelain?
Bromelain is derived from pineapple and is a type of enzyme known as a protease, which means that it breaks down proteins from food into smaller components so that the body can absorb the nutrients. Protein is complex for the stomach to break down, and those who eat a very protein-rich diet may experience indigestion.
Tip! Take Bromelain 500 before a meal to facilitate digestion and between meals for normal joint health.
Bromelain can be taken with or between meals. When taken in conjunction with a meal, the enzyme will primarily be used during digestion, while bromelain taken between meals can be more easily absorbed into the blood and act in the small intestine. Bromelain is therefore sometimes included as a component in products marketed for gastrointestinal problems and has also appeared in studies relating to pollen allergies.
How is the enzyme activity in bromelain measured?
Bromelain is usually measured in the two units GDU and MCU. GDU stands for Gelatine Digestion Units and indicates the ability to digest gelatine protein. MCU stands for Milk Clotting Units which indicates the ability to digest milk protein. The higher the value, the better the activity. Healthwell’s Bromelain contains bromelain with an enzyme activity of 500 GDU and 750 MCU respectively.