Hello papaya fans! Today i’ll try to explain some general info about papaya enzymes and also some warnings that you should take in consideration before consumption of papaya tablets. You can use the fruit anytime and as much as you want, but the enzymes should be considered important.
Ages ago, papaya was used for tenderizing meats, because as we know from previous articles, the enzymes of papaya break down the proteins from the meat. So, the same effect is with the meat we eat in combination with the papaya enzymes from the tablets. The break down of the proteins in the stomach can help also in reducing the acid reflux, heartburn and many other gastrointestinal issues.
Papain, one of the enzymes, can be helpful for people with chronic pain, allergies for some foods and also autoimmune diseases. Some people says that the papaya enzymes can help in reducing the risk of colon cancer, but no medical studies can proof this idea, maybe in the near future we’ll some some studies that would support that claim.
Some people who have issues in producing enough pancreatic enzymes, can use papaya enzymes to help the body and to prevent indigestion symptoms (gas, bloating or flatulence).
Papaya enzymes could potentially help in treating some pains as lower back pain and strains…as well as acne or yeast infections.
One of the papaya enzyme is chymopapain and together with papain, they can be beneficial on inflammation issues. It’s recommended to consult a herbalist before getting these enzymes to treat inflammatory issues.
If you have peptic ulcer, you can take papaya enzymes, because they can help you to reduce the pain of the ulcer because the enzymes are breaking down the food particles in the digestive system and the stomach will produce less acid. Caution if you have bleeding ulcer, because it’s not recommended to take papaya enzymes if you suffer from this disease.
All the recommendations above, have no support of medical research on the use of papaya enzymes on treating any health condition or prevent them. Use them on your own responsibility. However, being a natural product, no serious side effects can appear.
If you take papaya enzymes for flatulence you can feel some mild stomach upset.
If you have damage to mouth/esophagus/stomach/intestine tissues it’s not recommended to ingest papaya enzymes because it can cause irritation and inflammation.
Papaya enzymes are not recommended for children with cystic fibrosis because it can cause intestinal damage.
Papain it’s not recommended with some blood-thinning drugs. (Aspirin or Coumadin).