Royal Tropic The Original Green Papaya Digestive Aid 5 oz. (141.7 Grams)
Royal Tropic The Original Green Papaya Digestive Aid maintains maximum digestive action naturally, and is 100% pure. From ancient Hawaii comes mature Green Papaya Powder: rich in papain, protein, fiber and high in potassium. Papaya (Carica papaya) is a fruit grown in tropical parts of the world such as Hawaii, the South Pacific, South America and many other places. The Green Papaya fruit are harvested at the optimal moment before fully ripened. The Papaya is known to have an abundance of two very important enzymes that break down proteins: Papain and chymopapain. These are proteolytic enzymes, which assist proper digestion in humans by breaking down proteins into simpler and more soluble forms. Royal Tropics takes great care to ensure that the consumer gets the best green papaya product possible for proper digestion.
Papain is a milky juice, which is found only in the green papaya fruit. Used internally, papain is very effective in the treatment of indigestion originating in the stomach or intestines. Papain transforms proteins into peptones, which are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream, thus facilitating protein assimilation and improving digestion. Laboratory analyses of dehydrated green papaya show that it contains approximately 8% protein (mainly enzymes), 70% carbohydrates (pectin and fruit sugar), and 5% crude fiber. Green papaya is also rich in potassium (1950 mg per 100 gms), which is important to balance sodium levels and protect cells against harmful substances. Vitamin A, an anti-oxidant and vision aid, is also prevalent in the amount of 2000 I.U. per 100 gms. Green papaya contains many other useful nutrients and trace elements which play an important role in human nutrition.
A Natural Digestive Aid
Papaya is a tropical climate fruit that is typically picked in a mature green state. This Green Papaya is rich in two very important enzymes that break down proteins, Papain and Chymonpapain. As a supplement to one’s regular diet, the enzymes facilitate very powerful digestive action. The enzymes are stable in the same range of acidity as the human gastric environment (1.0 to 1.8 pH). Importantly, these enzymes are most concentrated when the fruit is picked green. After picking they dissipate as the fruit ripens and are not found at all in ripe papaya. Therefore, to offer the greatest concentration and benefit of these enzymes, the papayas are picked green, cleaned, dried and processed before the fruit is allowed to ripen. This is why Green Papaya is a much more effective digestive and regulatory aid than simple papaya. In addition to the benefits as a digestive aid, evidence suggests that taking Green Papaya regularly can minimize the formation of ulcers in the human stomach. Further, it has been reported that physicians have successfully used Chymonpapain to aid in the healing and recovery of surgery patients.
Carpaine, an alkaloid compound also found in Green Papaya has been reported to have certain antibacterial properties that can inactivate many types of bacteria and parasites. Analysis of dehydrated Green Papaya shows it contains less than 10% moisture, 8% protein (the enzymes described are a form of protein), 70% carbohydrates (pectin and fruit sugar), and 5% crude fiber. Each Green Papaya capsule also contains potassium, magnesium, and vitamin A. Green Papaya capsules are an excellent source of two important digestive enzymes, complex carbohydrates, and select vitamins and minerals all of which can be integral to regulating and improving the digestive system.
GREEN PAPAYA: Nature’s Miracle Enzyme Plant
Green Papaya (Carica papaya), grows 8 to 12 feet tall in the nutrient rich soils of tropical climates and has a long history of successful benefits. All parts of the papaya plant - fruit, juice, latex, leaves, seeds, bark and root, have been used for centuries by inhabitants of the tropics with amazing results.
THE SOURCE FOR DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
Green Papaya is one of nature’s most abundant sources of plant enzymes and other important phytonutrients. Papain, the digestive enzyme commonly found in natural food stores, is actually derived from green rather than ripe papayas. While still on the vine, green papaya’s enzyme concentrations increase reaching a maximum when the fruit is full-grown. When left on the vine, key enzymes are used to ripen the fruit giving the yellow or orange tropical delicacy we all know. At the climacteric stage before ripening, the green fruit is carefully harvested to yield an optimal amount of enzymes. A special low-temperature drying process is used before the green fruit is ground into a pale-green, medium-fine powder.
WHY ARE ENZYMES IMPORTANT?
Enzymes are actually the catalytic 'sparks of life' in living beings. They not only digest, transport, and transform nutrients but also literally conduct energy to the cells, tissues, and systems of living organisms. Even taking a simple breath requires enzymatic activity. Many vitamins and minerals are really co-enzymes that assist other enzymes to carry out their functions of life. Such supplements also need enzymes to be metabolized!
Now for the key concepts: Ill health and weakness are often indicated by and a result of low levels of enzymes. According to research conducted in the past thirty years, oral ingestion of enzymes can be used to improve overall health and to alleviate many ailments! Enzymes taken orally are not limited to digestive functions; they can be also used metabolically. Simply stated, proper, balanced, abundant enzyme levels in both digestive system and the metabolic system equate to health and the prevention of illness.
A HOLISTIC POWERHOUSE OF ENZYMES
Green papaya's most salient feature is its powerhouse of enzymes. In addition to Papain, green papaya contains Chymonpapain, an even stronger proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme. For many years isolated Papain has been used as a natural digestive aid. As many herbalists already know, ingesting whole herbs like green papaya often provides superior results to isolated single ingredients. Important phytonutrients including arginine, amino acids, calcium, potassium, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, beta carotene (pro-vitamin A), complex carbohydrates, pectin, fibrin, fiber, carpain and other enzymes are also found in Carica papaya. A nutrient-rich, direct source of enzymes, green papaya is here!
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN PAPAYA?
The powerful one-two punch of Chymonpapain and Papain together with the full range of phytonutrients in green papaya deliver a concentrated, effective, natural digestive combination, covering a pH range of 1.6 - l2. (very acidic to very alkaline). Many digestive supplements work in only certain pH ranges and are inactivated during some phase of digestion. Green papaya supplies a powerhouse of enzyme assistance throughout the digestive system. Some phytonutrients in green papaya may help to restore proper intestinal flora and may have vermifugal, amoebicidal, and antibacterial properties. So, using green papaya may increase nutrient absorption and help to create a healthier intestinal tract. Some people report an improved bowel regulation. For those with too little stomach acid, green papaya may take the burden off digestive organs. Green papaya has also been used for over acidity as less stomach acid is required for digestion when abundant enzymes are ingested. As an herb, green papaya is a wonderful balancer for the entire digestive system. Chymonpapain and Papain also exhibit mucolytic (mucous digesting) properties. Studies have even shown that green papaya's enzymes selectively digest hardened, injured, or excessive tissues with little or no invasiveness to healthy tissue and have been used therapeutically for that purpose.
There's strong evidence that raising one's digestive enzyme levels can help to balance the immune system. Most people consume far too many enzyme-deficient foods (cooked, stored, processed, and preserved) and far too few enzyme-rich foods (fresh, raw). Their digestive and metabolic enzymes become depleted and the immune system is overworked. Taking plant-based enzyme supplements like Green Papaya with healthful meals may alleviate strain on internal organs, supply additional nutrients, and help to restore balance to the body's enzyme levels. When taken in between meals, enzyme supplementation can result in even faster metabolic enzyme restoration, antiviral activity (proteolytic enzymes digest cell walls of virus and other infectious agents), and free radical scavenging. (3)
WHO CAN USE GREEN PAPAYA?
Since proper enzyme levels are an excellent indicator of general health, and because our bodies make enzymes from the nutrients supplied by diet, any person who desires to feel better or needs more nutrient absorption utilization may supplement their diet with green papaya. Everyone can benefit from improved enzyme efficiency.
HOW IS GREEN PAPAYA USED?
Green Papaya powder has a mildly bitter taste with a hint of sweetness. One or two Green Papaya capsules can be taken with meals and are particularly effective with protein foods. They can be taken in between meals to maximize green papaya's enzyme action outside of the digestive system. When first beginning to use green papaya, be sure to drink plenty of purified water. Start slowly with one to two capsules daily with a meal. The quantity can then be gradually increased as desired; or use as directed by your health care practitioner. If discomfort or adverse (cleansing) reactions appear, decrease the quantity used, slow down, or discontinue use.