PAPAZYME is a combination of Papain, Fungal Diastase and Simethicone.
- Papain is an enzyme obtained from the juice of the unripe fruit of Carica papaya Linn. that digests protein and catalyses the breakdown of proteins by hydrolysis. It is sparingly soluble in water.
- Fungal Diastase is a potent, dependable and powerful enzyme complex obtained from Aspergillus oryzae. Fungal Diastase is a starch degrading enzyme. It helps in digestion of starch and carbohydrates from the diet into simple polysaccharides and sugar.
- Simethicone is an anti-foaming agent that decreases the surface tension of gas bubbles, causing them to combine into larger bubbles in the stomach that can be passed more easily. Simethicone does not reduce or prevent the formation of gas in the digestive tract rather it increases the rate at which it exits the body.
Each effervescent tablet of PAPAZYME contains:
Papain BP…………………………………………….60 mg
Fungal Diastase (1:2000) BP…………………………20 mg
Simethicone USP……………………………………..25 mg
Recommended dosage & Administration
Adults and Children above 12 years :
1 tablet as and when required up to a maximum of 3 times a day before or after meal.
Do not exceed 3 tablets per day.
- Allow the tablet to dissolve completely in a glass of water (200 ml). Drink as soon as tablet dissolves.
- Do not chew these tablets.
PAPAZYME is indicated for
- Fast relief from gas
- Abdominal pain
PAPAZYME is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the formulation.
Nausea, hypersensitivity reactions and extensive destruction of the oesophageal wall with perforation may occur. Symptoms of side effects, if any, should subside after discontinuing the medicine. If symptoms persist, please consult the physician.
PAPAZYME is used with caution in patients with an allergy to fig and kiwi. Do not exceed the stated dose.
Check the expiry date on the pack and do not use after expiry.
4 tablets are packed in Alu-Alu foil and such foil strips are packed in a carton each carton contains 5 strips
1) What are Enzymes?
Enzymes are biologically active proteins found in all living cells. Metabolic enzymes catalyze and regulate every biochemical reaction that occurs within the human body, making them essential for cellular function and overall health. Digestive enzymes turn the food we eat into energy which may be utilized by the body for various biological processes. Our bodies naturally produce both digestive and metabolic enzymes, as they are needed.
Enzymes are protein chemicals, which carry a vital energy factor needed for every chemical action, and reaction that occurs in our body.
2) How are Enzymes utilized in the body?
Metabolic Enzymes are an essential component for optimal cellular function and health. They speed up the chemical reactions within the cells for detoxification and energy production. Every organ, every tissue and all 100 trillion cells in our body depend upon the reaction of metabolic enzymes and their energy factor.
Digestive Enzymes are secreted along the digestive tract to break food down into nutrients and waste. Most of the digestive enzymes are produced by the pancreas. The liver, gallbladder, small intestine, stomach and colon also play pivotal roles in the production of these enzymes. Digestive enzymes allow the nutrients found in the foods we consume to be absorbed into the blood stream and the waste to be discarded. Some human digestive enzymes include lipase, protease, amylase, ptyalin, pepsin and trypsin.
Food Enzymes are introduced to the body through the raw foods we eat and through consumption of supplemental enzyme products. Raw foods naturally contain enzymes, providing a source of digestive enzymes when ingested. However, raw food manifests only enough enzymes to digest that particular food. The cooking and processing of food destroys all of its enzymes. Since most of the foods we eat are cooked or processed in some way and because the raw foods we do eat contain only enough enzymes to process that particular food, our bodies must produce the majority of the digestive enzymes we require, unless we use supplemental enzymes to aid in the digestive process. A variety of supplemental enzymes are available through different sources. It is important to understand the differences between the enzyme types and make sure you are using an enzyme product most beneficial for your particular needs.
3) Why take digestive enzyme supplements?
Nearly one in three people experience some kind of digestive problem. The typical benefits of enzyme supplementation include reduced digestive distress, increased energy and improved regularity.
- Soothes Digestive Distress: When undigested foods travel through the intestines they can irritate and potentially damage the sensitive intestinal wall. Over time, this irritation may reduce our digestive capacity and negatively influence the vital absorption process.
- Increases Energy: In most cases, up to 80% of our body’s vital energy is spent on digestion. By aiding the breakdown and absorption of foods, one can free up enormous amounts of energy, increasing physical vitality and enhancing energy levels.
- Promotes Regularity: Promoting proper digestion may encourage a healthy intestinal environment and help relieve occasional constipation and irregularity.
4) Why is enzyme supplementation important?
Most people will choose cooked food over raw foods. Gas ripened and irradiated foods have no enzyme activity because of this processing. Our body makes metabolic enzymes from the complete amino acid food we ingest. We usually cook our animal products, robbing them of their enzymes. As we age, our bodies ability to produce enzymes decreases. Nuts that are raw contain an enzyme inhibitor (as do most beans). Grains and flour are processed, robbing them of their enzymes. Enzyme supplements provide support for complete digestion and nutrient absorption.
5) Do supplemental enzymes stop the body from producing its own enzymes? What about becoming dependent on enzymes?
Supplemental enzymes support normal body organ function without replacing its effective working ability. The body will continue to manufacture the enzymes needed to benefit from food; supplemental digestive enzymes simply aid the digestive process.
6) Is PAPAZYME safe to consume along with prescription drugs?
We believe that PAPAZYME is among the safest nutritional supplements available. However, due to lack of conclusive scientific evidence, we recommend consulting a physician before combining or replacing prescription drugs with supplemental enzyme products.