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