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Is Papaya Enzyme Safe For Children
Controversial: Since it hasn't been tested in a controlled study, medical community recommends against it. Green papaya reportedly can cause pre-term labor. As an enzyme (i.e. Protein) it may not survive stomach acid. However, there are many anecdotal reports of its benefit for heartburn. Others claim milk worked best for them. Advise low-fat/skim milk since fat stimulates acid secretion. ...Read more
No idea: There is nothing that I can find in the literature that suggests any benefit, or any harm from using papaya enzyme after drinking wine. There is, in fact, a papaya-based wine available in some places. Perhaps someone thinks that the enzymes will better digest the alcohol in the wine, or settle the stomach, but I can find no information on this from usual medical sources. ...Read more
Breast feeding: With breast feeding you should avoid anything that can harm your baby particularly if you don't know the exact active & inactive ingredient in the preparation. It is best if you show it to your pediatrician to find out for you if it will appear in your breast milk & if it is safe or not. Good luck. ...Read more
Kinda sort: 1st check out https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/6716076-im-breastfeeding-my-daughter-is-it-okay-to-take-papaya-enzyme-for-divestive. In general, if she can eat papaya, then papaya enzyme should be safe, in theory. But since there are no (strict) manufacturing guidelines in making dietary supplements, there may be contaminants that are not good for breastfeeding. Better to eat real food. ...Read more
Myths in Medicine: Nope. Not in any way. This is a false or untrue myth. ...Read more
Healthy diet/exercise but difficulty losing weight. What vitamins can help? I do take multivitamin, papaya enzyme, green tea complex, Garcinia Cambogia
Is it safe to use GNC natural brand super digestive enzymes (http://www. Gnc. Com/product/index. Jsp? Productid=2291) during pregnancy? It has papain, which I have heard mixed things about. I have ibs.
I would avoid.: The GNC ones you asked about do not appear to be enteric coated which means these enzymes will be broken down by stomach acid before reaching the gut, rendering them mostly useless. There is some evidence that some of these enzymes might affect folate (folic acid) absorption which is critical for early neural development, so I would recommend saving your money! Perhaps invest in some organic veggies instead! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R digestive enzymes good? Do they actually work with probiotics too? Enzymes such as amylase protease's lipase bromelain cellulase papaya etc. Safe?
Digestive enzymes: Are good especially if you lack your own digestive enzymes and there is no long term harm. ...Read more
Etoh and papaya: Hello Od 433, as a general rule, you would be well advised NOT to mix alcohol with any medicine taken by mouth, so I would not mix them. But I am not aware of the benefits of papaya taken by mouth except as a delicious breakfast fruit. Why are you taking this specifically. I know papaya on the SKIN is said to have great effects. Thx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None known: Linking a specific supplement to birth defects in general or a specific birth defect is extremely difficult as all these events are very rare. You should discuss all supplements with your obstetrician and limit the supplements to those which have proven benefits. For ex. Folic acid for spinal cord defects. ...Read more
Good question: The enzymes are not exact, but they act similarly. Papya has been a traditional aid to digestion. However, how equivalent the papaya pepsin is to your natural enzyme I do not know. ...Read more
My dentist gave me papain for tooth pain. I am currently pregnant at third trimester. Is it safe to take that medicine?
Not sure: Personally, I never heard of it. This is what was posted on webmd:special precautions & warnings: pregnancy and breast-feeding: taking papain by mouth during pregnancy is possibly unsafe. There is a concern that it might cause birth defects or miscarriage. Not enough is known about the safety of using papain during breast-feeding. Don’t use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers