Papaya extract

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teaman
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   Posted 2/21/2006 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Papaya extract has improved my GERD symptoms so that they are almost completely gone!

I went through a very, very bad period where I could not lay down for more than 2 hours without suffering terribly.  The acid reflux would make me cough very hard.  I coughed so hard that I almost passed out.  The acid went into my upper airways.  I was also very short of breath.  Part of my problems is COPD.  I took Nexium twice a day and Reglan at night.  I went through a bottle of Gaviscon about every 5 days.  I raised the head of my bed about 6 inches.  I even got an appointment to see a specialist at the University of Florida (SHANDS) hospital for a surgical consultation.  I still had symptoms that were almost unbearable.

Papaya extract has eliminated these symptoms completely.  These are chewable tabs.  I take 2 when I get up in the morning, 2 more after each meal and 2 more just before bed.  It’s WONDERFUL!

Should I keep the appointment for a surgical consultation?

gpalmos
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   Posted 2/21/2006 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
How does papaya extract work. And how does it reduced acidity. I tried it once, but for some reason I got acidic, maybe it was just something I ate. Can you shed some ligh on this? Thanks.

teaman
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   Posted 2/21/2006 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Well, am I surprized.  I thought it was papaya extract, but instead it is papaya enzyme.  One ingredient is Papain, another is papaya fruit.  I stand by everything else I said.  It is GREAT!

 


Nikib5
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   Posted 2/21/2006 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been taking it too, but only occasionally when I feel a little bit too full after a meal. They have helped me a lot. I noticed one type I bought has calcium carbonate in it. I stopped using those because I'm afraid it's going to neutralize my stomach acid. Papaya works a lot better for me than Tums ever did and I've eaten a lot of those over the years. :-)

~Niki

Nal
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   Posted 2/21/2006 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Interesting.  Is there more than one brand of papaya enzymes?

 

Nancy


Nikib5
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   Posted 2/22/2006 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
There are a lot of different brands. It gets confusing. I went online and looked up a few and their ingredients. A lot of them contain calcium carbonate.

gpalmos
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   Posted 2/22/2006 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
To teaman and nikib5, which papaya enzyme brand works the best???

Nikib5
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   Posted 2/23/2006 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know which brand is the best because I've tried two and they both worked fine. I'm currently using one from GNC.
 
~Niki

peoplz
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   Posted 2/26/2006 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
A couple years ago I started taking some kind of papya enzyme, I felt really good while taking them. But then I ran out, and I haven't been able to find them since, I think the company stopped making the kind I took.

Thanks for reminding me about papaya again, I should just try a differet brand of them sometime. :)
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