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Papaya Enzyme
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Papaya Enzyme

Digestive enzymes are essential to the body's absorption and full use of food.  The capacity of the body to make enzymes diminishes with age, and therefore the efficiency of digestion declines.  NOW® Papaya Enzyme lozenges have a refreshing tast and support digestion when taken after meals.  Our tablets are made from whole unripe spray-dried Papaya powder and contain 40 mg of Papaya per lozenge.  In addition, Protease, Lipase, and Cellulase have been included for a full spectrum of enzyme activity.*


What are Papaya Enzymes good for? Is this product vegetarian?

NOW® Papaya Enzymes combine natural papaya enzymes with Mint and Chlorophyll. This product is good as a digestive aid, and may also help prevent gas. Since poor digestion can contribute to bad breath, Papaya Enzymes and Chlorophyll may help by supporting healthy digestion. This is a vegetarian product. Stearic Acid and Magnesium Stearate are edible natural waxes derived from palm oil, used in small amounts for processing purposes.

After taking NOW® Super Enzymes, I began to experience chronic stomach pains. Is this normal? Should I stop taking this product? Does this product contain salicylates?

NOW® Super Enzymes contain a broad array of digestive enzymes designed to assist your body in the digestion of many different types of food. A few people who use NOW Super Enzymes experience a reaction to the protein digesting enzymes in this formula (Pancreatin, Bromelain & Papain) or to the acid (Betaine HCl). This may occur if the person had an irritated stomach lining prior to using Super Enzymes, and these particular enzymes may worsen this existing condition. Or someone with elevated stomach acid may not need a formula containing extra acid.

NOW also produces a vegetarian source plant enzyme blend designed to aid digestion: Optimum Digestive System™.

Discontinue use of these enzymes if you experience any sort of stomach irritation during supplementation. This product does not contain any salicylates.


Serving Size: 2 Lozenges

Servings Per Container: 90


Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

Calories    5      

Total Carbohydrate    1.5 g    <1%   

Sugars    1.5 g    †   

Papain (from Papaya) (2000 USP/g)    100 mg    †   

Papaya Fruit Powder    80 mg    †   

Bromelain (from Pineapple)  (2400 GDU/g)    20 mg    †   

Protease (5000 FCC/g)    20 mg    †   

Lipase (2000 USP/g)    10 mg    †   

Cellulase (500 CMC/g)    5 mg    †   

Alpha-amylase (30,000 SKB/g)    2 mg    †   

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.

† Daily Value not established. 


Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, chew or dissolve 2 lozenges in mouth following meals or as needed.  Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® G.I. Support™, Optimal Digestive System and DGL.


Other Ingredients:  Sorbitol, Mannitol, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silica, Peppermint Powder, Peppermint Oil and Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.


Contains no:  salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.


Caution:  Do Not Eat Freshness Packet.  Keep in Bottle.


Warning:  Sorbitol is safe for people, but harmful to dogs.  Do not feed to pets.


Disclaimers: *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Store in a cool, dry place.  Please Recycle.