The overall rating for bromelain is 1.8 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Bromelain
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Bromelain Simple Report

  • Supplement: Bromelain
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Bromelain: 16
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.8 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 25 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 3
  • Number of Claims: 4
  • Effective Dosage Range: 0.2 - 1 grams per day

Bromelain Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for bromelain is 1.8 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for bromelain as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Bromelain

There are 3 studies in the database on bromelain; the research rating is 25. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for bromelain as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Bromelain

Products Names Amount of Bromelain
All Day You May Summer Edition Amount not listed.
MILLECOR Joint Support 25mg
Amino Tech Amount not listed.
Supple Flex 25mg
Iron Brothers Joint Support 25mg
Full list of all 16 products containing Bromelain.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.


The Supplement Database includes 3 studies on bromelain dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 0.2 to 1 grams per day, the average dose being 0.77 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Bromelain.


Title of Study
Acute protease supplementation effects on muscle damage and recovery across consecutive days of cycle racing
Bromelain as an adjunctive treatment for moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized placebo-controlled pilot study
Bromelain reduces mild acute knee pain and improves well-being in a dose-dependent fashion in an open study of otherwise healthy adults