Kura Papaya Enzyme
FORM: 60 Tablets
Provides digestive support.
Everyone knows how great tasting fresh papaya is; who knew that it's also therapeutic...Mother Nature always finds ways to take care of us. There are many varieties of papayas, many of which are inedible and are not sold in stores. This type of fruit can grow to be very large, some varieties can weigh up to twenty pounds, while others are very small in comparison and average only a few ounces. Papayas are grown in tropical regions around the world including Mexico, Brazil, India and Southeast Asia. Papayas are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, enzymes, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium and magnesium and fiber. All together, these nutrients and enzymes help to promote the health of the cardiovascular system and also provide protection against diseases such as certain types of cancer, and are also used to treat sports injuries, trauma and allergies. Papayas may also be very helpful for the prevention of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
Papaya contains several unique protein-digesting enzymes including papain and chymopapain. These enzymes have been shown to help reduce inflammation and to improve healing and reduce scaring from burns. This may explain why people with diseases that are worsened by inflammation, such as asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, find that the severity of their condition is improved when they ingest enzymes. The enzymes in papaya are proteolytic by their action, which means they help to digest proteins and other amino acid clusters that the body doesn't digest, or that pass into the system in their semi whole form. If the proteins are not recognized by the body as part of the system, they will be attacked and the immune system many times over reacts. This over reaction causes inflammation, sneezing, watery eyes and other symptoms associated with these types of reactions.
Enzymes are living substances that are activated in certain pH ranges, at certain moisture and temperature ranges and work with coenzymes like vitamins and minerals. Plant-based enzymes such as those found in the papaya initiate the work of digestion in the stomach. They also work in the small intestine and blood. It is a well known fact that all humans need plant enzymes. Unlike drugs, which control body chemistry, these enzymes enhance the sustainability and nourishment of the body so it can heal itself. Enzymes will not interfere with drugs already being taken, but they may decrease the needed dosage. Since enzymes can be classified as an essential component of life, taking a supplemental form can do nothing but benefit you in your quest for health. Especially if you know you are one of those folks who suffer from symptoms that are directly connected to an enzymatic deficiency.
So as you can see enzymes such as this are very important! Without enzymes life would cease to exist. Enzymes like those found in papaya are the work force of the body and are the catalysts for every process that occurs at every level in the body. It is becoming a chronic problem though, that enzymes are becoming a lesser part of the diet due to the increase in the intake of processed foods. This means that the burden of production has to be picked up entirely by the body! And without fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet that are nutrient rich, our ability to make our own enzymes is depleted. Without enzymes you can't digest or absorb food, walk, talk or even breathe!
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