Bromelain – Pineapple Pain Reliever
Bromelain is one of my favorite remedies for fast pain relief. It is a systemic enzyme. It can be used between meals to treat pain and inflammation. It can also be taken with meals to help digest your food.
If you take this on an empty stomach, it is very strong to treat inflammation. The good thing is, it is a healthy treatment. It is what your body uses naturally to heal pain. You are just helping your body out by taking it in supplements.
There are several ways to get bromelain. You can eat raw pineapple, juice raw pineapple or take supplements. It comes in capsules and tablets.
You cannot get any bromelain from pineapple that has been canned. Before canning, they boil the pineapple, which destroys the enzymes.
Enzymes are measured in active units. When you buy bromelain, notice how many GDU it has. The higher the number, the stronger the bromelain. The number of milligrams makes no difference in strength.
I prefer to take a pill that has 2,000 GDU. A common dosage for a pill is 600 GDU. Often the 600 GDU costs just as much as the 2,000 dosage. You can get by with fewer pills if you take the higher dosage. You can experiment and see what works for you.