1. Support digestion
Papain has strong digestive properties and has been commonly used in South America as a digestive support for meat eating. Digestive enzymes are essential to the body’s absorption and full use of food. It works by breaking down complex proteins and tough meat fibers into simple amino acids for easy assimilation back into the body.
Recommended dosage —— 500mg of Papain twice a day taken after meals
Papain has shown to be useful as an anti-inflammatory and may help in cases of surgical or accidental trauma, sore throat and swelling. It works by reducing pain and swelling and accelerating the healing process.
Recommended dosage —— 1500 mg of papain per day
3. Skin and wound care
Papain has the ability to dissolve dead tissue without damaging living cells. An ointment, containing papain and urea, is available by prescription in the United States to debride necrotic tissue and liquefy slough in a variety of short- and long-term lesions, including pressure ulcers.
Papain exhibits antioxidant properties and may aid in protecting the body from cellular damage caused by free radicals, which contribute to disease formation and the signs of aging.
It is also a powerful antioxidant agent commonly used in food preservation, as it reduces bacterial infestations and spoilage due to oxidation. One study published in the Journal of Dairy Science found that papain can offer a potential alternative to chemical additives for increased survival of probiotic bacteria in yogurt due to its Antioxidant properties.
Recommended dosage —— 500mg of Papain twice a day
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