Bromelain Pros and Cons

Although bromelain is claimed to have several benefits, it is important to take a look at some of the pros and cons of bromelain before using this supplement for medicinal purposes. Some bromelain pros include the possible benefits of the supplement. For instance, bromelain is claimed to be useful for several purposes, including:
  • Reducing swelling due to injuries or surgeries
  • Assisting burn debridement (the removal of dead, burned tissue)
  • Preventing blood clots
  • Preventing or treating cancer
  • Shortening labor during childbirth
  • Treating arthritis
  • Aiding digestion.
While bromelain may be useful for several of these conditions, there are also various safety concerns to be aware of before using bromelain. Cons of this supplement include the risk of dangerous internal bleeding, allergic reactions, and safety concerns for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click Benefits of Bromelain and Is Bromelain Safe? for a more in-depth look at the pros and cons to be aware of before using this supplement medicinally. These articles also discuss who may not be able to safely use bromelain.)
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