Bromelain and Gout
Bromelain is claimed to work for several purposes, including treating or preventing gout. However, bromelain has not been adequately studied to prove that it is safe or effective for this use.
One bromelain research study suggests that using this supplement with two other active ingredients (trypsin and rutin) may work for osteoarthritis, relieving pain and improving joint function. More studies are needed to confirm these findings (and to determine if bromelain is effective by itself).
In other countries, bromelain is generally accepted to be effective for treating sinus infections or other sinus problems, helping with wound debridement, and reducing swelling and promoting healing after injury or surgery. However, more research (especially high-quality research) is needed before it can be said conclusively that bromelain works for these uses.
There is not enough scientific evidence to suggest that bromelain really works (or does not work) for other uses, including gout treatment. Again, more research is necessary before this supplement can be recommended for such uses.
(Click Does Bromelain Work? for a more in-depth look at the effectiveness of using bromelain for gout treatment, as well as for treating and preventing several other conditions. This article also discusses why more research is necessary to prove that bromelain is both safe and effective.)