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GNC Natural Brand™ Papaya Enzyme


Item # 093420
Gluten Free Gluten Free
Dairy Free Dairy Free
Soy Free Soy Free
No Preservatives No Preservatives
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Product Information



Digestive enzymes help to ease digestion, release vital nutrients and support healthy digestive function

GNC Natural Brand™ Papaya Enzyme supplies the proteolytic enzyme papain derived from papaya fruit, in a great-tasting chewable tablet.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size  3 Tablets
Servings Per Container  80

Amount Per Serving     % DV

Calories 5  

Total Carbohydrate 1.5g   1%
  Sugars 1.5g  

Papaya Fruit (Carica papaya)  45 mg   **
Papain (60,000 USP units)  6 mg   **

** Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients
Sucrose, Dextrose, Artificial Color (FD and C Yellow #6), Protease, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Alpha-Amylase
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How To Use

As a dietary supplement, chew three to nine tablets daily as desired.
Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery., Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool dry place.
Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


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Papaya Enzyme feeling better
Papaya Enzyme are great and I never leave home without them. Great product that helps digestive issues.
August 16, 2018
4 months ago
GNC Papaya Enzyme
I have been taking the Papaya Enzyme for about a month and a half. I had constant stomach aches, lack of appetite and problems swallowing food. Since I have been taking the Papaya Enzyme my stomach aches have subsided and I have not had the issues with swallowing my food and my appetite has greatly improved. I would definitely recommend the product.
August 10, 2018
4 months ago
Great tasting and fast working for any upset stomach/indigestion
Papaya Enzymes are a great natural alternative to handle an upset stomach (mild or severe). Whether food didn't agree with you or after eating greasy and/or fried food take 3-4 chewable tablets and within minutes you feel relief. Much better tasting and just as or maybe more effective then Tums or Rolaids. Absolutely recommend this product.
July 21, 2018
5 months ago
Papaya enzymes really helps my acid reflux. I take 5 tables daily and have no issues at all.
July 8, 2018
8 months ago
Decade’s Ago, One of my brother’s had told me about Papaya Enzyme Tablet’s / Pills being Excellent for taking when a person has some Pains in there Stomach from Over Eating. I tried it, & I’v been taking it ever since. I Highly / Strongly Recommend it to Anyone & Everyone, you Won’t be Disappointed.
June 10, 2018
6 months ago
Wonderful product
Great product. Keeps stomach acid in check. Have used Papua for over 15 years
April 21, 2018
8 months ago
Great for indigestion
I have used papaya enzyme for years and am glad I can still order it online. Whenever I have some indigestion or heartburn, I take several of these. Sometimes I need to take several more, but it usually takes care of my discomfort.
April 9, 2018
1 year ago
We've been using it for years. It is much better than antacids
April 7, 2018
8 months ago
Just a perfect product.
Aids overall tolerance of any stomach irritation.
Helps whenever a food disagrees with me.
Or if I have eaten a little too much.
April 3, 2018
1 year ago
Digestion life saver!
I have a digestive problem called Gastroparesis. Since I added these papaya tablets to my daily routine, I can tolerate eating a larger variety of different foods without as many issues. I strongly, recommend these tablets for all ages!
March 23, 2018
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m l on Apr 10, 2015
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m l on Apr 10, 2015
I have a recurrence of ulcerative colitis which is very painful, will taking Papaya Enzyme help my condition?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2016
Does this product come without the sugar?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2016
Papaya for colitis and Ibs d?
A shopper on Apr 29, 2018
I was wondering if this product was safe to take while pregnant, but I see it's not approved by the FDA. I was prescribed Raglan for digestion, but it has a huge warning on it that is not so warm and fuzzy.
A shopper on Oct 14, 2009
BEST ANSWER: No, no, no! Not sure if you already found the answer to this question or not (and this response is likely too late in coming), but you should absolutely avoid papaya during pregnancy because its enzymes can essentially slough off the lining of the uterus.
Is papaya good for acid reflex. how does it work on acid reflex?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, for me it sure is. In fact, I no longer have to take a prescription medication for my acid reflux. I haven't had a reflux episode in over 2 years. I take 3 or 4 if I've overeaten and then take 3 when I go to bed. I now only take them when I've eaten too much. I have learned from my doctor that if I not eat anything 3-4 hours before going to bed, that helps reduce the re-occurrence of acid reflux episodes, also. Papaya Enzymes also help nausea and helps when eating spicy or greasy foods. It's a wonderful product and I won't ever be without.
does this product contain potassium?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2012
BEST ANSWER: No, this product does not contain potassium.
Do I take this before the meal or after the meal?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2012
BEST ANSWER: For best results, it is recommended that you take this before you begin eating.
Can this be given to children, ages 5 & 7? If so, how many?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2012
BEST ANSWER: We used this product for 40 years ad Yes we gave 1-2 for our children as needed. It works fantastic.Better than what the doctor prescribed for "there is a virus going around"every time they had problems with their stomach.
What is the weight of each 600 tablets package?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My wife and I use it every time we eat too much. It helps digestion greatly. We usually take 10 to 25 tablets at a time. This has been our practice for over 25 years.
In order to prevent and as I have lactose intolerance I need to know if the Papaya Enzyme contains any lactose ?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: GNC Natural Brand Papaya Enzyme does not contain any lactose, but neither does it prevent lactose intolerance.
Why we have to ask our doctor if we are nursing? I thought this product was natural
A shopper on Jan 18, 2017
Are they pink in color?
Judy S on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No mine were pale orange ,but i really love them they work well.i would recommend to everyone
The ingredients lists Sucrose, Dextrose, Artificial Color. Why are there all these sugars and unhealthy additives?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: After a lot research on other brand's Papaya Enzyme, GNC one has the best and the safest ingredients on their Papaya Enzyme. That's the reason if I need Papaya Enzyme, I only buy from GNC.
whats in the artifcial flavor?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The label states natural and artificial flavors.
A shopper on Nov 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. Just. Helps with indigestion.
how many and how often do you take it?
A shopper on May 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Really up to you. I typically chew 5-6 several times a day as needed.
May i know is it suitable for vegetarian?
A shopper on Jan 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As far as I know it is. Have used for years and works wonderful. I'm not a vegetarian so you should, if you can,
read the label.
Where is the coconut oil?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2018