The Queensland Sunshine Coast produces a variety of pineapple that is rich in an enzyme that is capable of digesting polysaccharide molecules, as well as the usual bromelain protease. Biohawk has developed Pine Crush with a high concentration of active enzymes to aid in the digestion of both polysaccharides and proteins made from the whole pineapple (skin removed). Currently it is available both in a form that has to be stored frozen and used thawed from the refrigerator and as a freeze-dried powder that is added to water and kept refrigerated during use.
Pine Crush has been shown to digest phlegm in the throat and lungs. It was developed to remove the carbohydrate coating on Gram-negative bacteria that binds to membrane proteins preventing the ginger digesting these proteins (download pdf).
How do I take Pine Crush?
Thaw the Pine Crush completely, and for a child drink 5mL and for an adult 10mL before meals.
Store frozen frozen for up to 3 years, and before use, thaw contents completely and keep refrigerated for up to 30 days. It can be refrozen.