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Doctor insights on: Is Papaya Enzyme Safe For Children

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Is papaya enzyme safe to administer to pregnant women?

Is papaya enzyme safe to administer to pregnant women?

Yes but why: There is no danger associated with eating fruit or taking a fruit supplement. Why take it though? There is no scientific evidence that this would be helpful or productive. Generally avoid supplements other than a prenatal vitamin during pregnancy. ...Read more

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An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Is it safe to take papaya enzyme supplements during pregnancy? (for heartburn)

Is it safe to take papaya enzyme supplements during pregnancy? (for heartburn)

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

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Papaya enzyme after drinking wine, what is this for?

Papaya enzyme after drinking wine, what is this for?

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

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I'm breastfeeding my daughter is it okay to take papaya enzyme for divestive?

I'm breastfeeding my daughter is it okay to take papaya enzyme for divestive?

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

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My sister is breastfeeding and was wondering if she could take papaya enzyme for digestive?

My sister is breastfeeding and was wondering if she could take papaya enzyme for digestive?

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

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Can I take papaya enzyme tablets to ease digestion while pregnant?

Most Definitely: In fact, before we could synthetically produce such enzymes, papaya was a source of digestive enzymes. You may have noticed that when consumed after a heavy meal it seems to facilitate digestion. ...Read more

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Healthy diet/exercise but difficulty losing weight. What vitamins can help? I do take multivitamin, papaya enzyme​, green tea complex, Garcinia Cambogia

Healthy diet/exercise but difficulty losing weight. What vitamins can help? I do take multivitamin, papaya enzyme​, green tea complex, Garcinia Cambogia

Loosing weight too: Fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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 more

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What happens if I mix papaya enzymes with alcoholic beverages? Tia

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 more

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Are there any documented birth defects with taking papaya enzymes?

Are there any documented birth defects with taking papaya enzymes?

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

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Is pepsin enzyme produced by stomach same as pepsin found in papaya?

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

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My dentist gave me papain for tooth pain. I am currently pregnant at third trimester. Is it safe to take that medicine?

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 more

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What is a safe pancreas enzyme level?

What is a safe pancreas enzyme level?

Pancreas enzyme?: You'd need to specify which pancreatic enzyme you're asking about, as there are many. ...Read more