Papain Enzyme Dietary Supplement Concentrate
PAPAIN is the activated and refined proteolytic enzyme derived from the tropical plant Carica Papaya.
Function: Relief of occasional heartburn or acid indigestion and promotes digestion
• The product is standardized to (25,000 NFPU / mg.) 400 MCU/ gram
Safety Analysis: FG USD
Candida Albicans...Negative (Verified by DNA Fingerprinting)
Packaging: Bulk 225 Gram Powder Packaging
Ingredient Amount per Gram % Daily Value † Papain 400 MCU per/gram * Other Ingredients: Fruit fiber * Daily Value not established
Storage: Keep in a cool dry location
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement take 1 to 2 grams with water before meals, or as directed by your health care professional.
Bulk Food Grade USP Powder Packaging: 225 grams
Please Note: When calculating your costs of similar products in capsule or pill form which are normally packaged in Example: 4 x 250 mg capsules = 1 gram or 1000 mg. Our 225 gram container has the equivalent of 1000 x 225 mg pills or capsules which results in very considerable savings of from 50 to 70% of the cost in many cases of pill and capsule packaging.
Item No. PAP400-225G
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Bulk Powder Packaging: 225 grams Price: $37.70
Papain Research Ref: Educational Information
Studies of geriatric patients show that the incidence of achlorhydria increases with age. This decrease in acid content effectively reduces the ability of pepsin to digest protein. The supplemental enzyme activity of papaya has been used as an aid to protein digestion in these patients. This digestive activity has been used in cases of gastric discomfort where a sense of fullness, pain or nausea may be present after meals. Such conditions are not unusual, although they seem to occur most frequently in persons who suffer from hypochlorhydria, achlorhydria or achylia.
The utililization of proteolytic enzymes in medicine and pharmacology has been well documented by studies in animal and human nutrition. Papaya, for example, when added to the feed or dogs on a soybean protein diet caused significant increases in digestive efficiency.
Papain: Papain is a proteolytic (protein degrading) enzyme preparation isolated from the Carica papaya fruit. It is characterized by the ability to hydrolyze large proteins into smaller peptides and amino acids. Its broad substrate specificity and ability to hydrolyze small peptides as well as large proteins make papain an ideal enzymatic supplement. Papain activity is measured in the Food Chemical Codex Papain Unit (FCC PU)
Papain has a mild, soothing effect on the stomach and aids in protein digestion.
The present world supply of mucosa from hog stomachs has diminished due to high demand and rnanufacturers of digestive aids should consider replacing pepsin (prepared from hog mucosa) with PAPAIN.
The price of PAPAIN on an activity basis is approximately on half that of pepsin (I: 10,000) and since PAPAIN is manufactured and derived from a plant there should be no problems relative to supply. Also, since the two enzymes are comparable with regard to activity in the pH ranges previously listed their performance is also similar.
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