NOW Foods Papaya Enzymes, Chewable - 180 lozenges
A digestive enzyme is often used to help extract more nutrition from our meals, and relieve any discomfort that may occur. Enzymes are the bodyʼs biological workforce, so they are fundamental to healthy digestion and metabolism, energy production, and immune system balance. Unfortunately, very few people actually consume an adequate amount of enzymes from their day-to-day modern diets. As the body ages, it produces fewer enzymes with each passing year. Over time, insufficient enzymes can have a negative effect over the whole system.
Papaya Enzymes offers a wide range of active standardized digestive enzymes which help breakdown many food groups such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and fibre. This mint-flavoured digestive aid is suitable for those who have trouble swallowing pills, and also for vegetarians and vegans. Proteases can breakdown different protein sources. Amylase will act on starches and carbohydrates. Lipase will act on fats. Cellulase acts on hard-to-digest fibrous plant carbohydrates. Finally, Papaya, Papain and Bromelain will act mainly on proteins and fats, and are also known as proteolytic enzymes that have anti-inflammatory properties. Chewable delivery form allows product to go to work within minutes for faster action. Standardized activity levels for each digestive enzyme deliver consistent and reliable results.
Adult Dosage: Take 2 lozenges, 3 times per day. Take with food/meals. For prolonged use, consult a health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have diabetes, if you have an allergy to latex or fruits (such as avocado, banana, chestnut, passion fruit, fig, melon, mango, kiwi, pineapple, peach, and tomatoes), or if you have gastrointestinal lesions/ulcers, are taking anticoagulant agents, blood thinners, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents or other enzyme products or are having surgery. Hypersensitivity/allergy has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea have been known to occur, in which case discontinue use( and consult a health care practitioner).
Each capsule contains:
- Papain (Carica papaya) (Fruit) - 50 mg (100 FCC PU)
- Papaya (Carica papaya) (Whole) - 40 mg
- Bromelain (Ananas comosus) (Stem)- 10 mg (360,000 FCC PU)
- Protease (Aspergillus oryzae) (Whole) - 10 mg (50 FCC HUT)
- Lipase (Aspergillus niger) (Whole) - 1 mg (10 USP LU)
- Cellulase (Aspergillus niger) (Whole) - 0.31 mg (1.25 FCC CU)
- Alpha-Amylase (Aspergillus oryzae) (Whole) - 1 mg (25 FCC DU)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Sorbitol, Mannitol, Stearic acid (vegetable source), Magnesium stearate (vegetable source), Silica, Peppermint Powder, Peppermint Oil and Sodium