Papaya contains papain, a proteolytic enzyme that offers natural digestive support. Papain and other papaya compounds may improve gut health along with helping to ward off multiple chronic diseases.
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Papaya (Carica papaya) contains papain, a powerful proteolytic enzyme.
Papain is a natural digestive enzyme that’s historically been used not only for improving digestion but also to relieve pain, inflammation, and diarrhea.
Papain was found to decrease potentially disease-causing proteobacteria while increasing beneficial Akkermansia muciniphila in mice, suggesting beneficial effects on the gut microbiota.
Increasing evidence supports the use of fruit proteases like papain to prevent colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and other chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
Papain has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which show promise for reducing symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases.

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