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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
Note: This product cannot be sold in Canada

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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I love the Papaya. It settles my stomach within 10 minutes. Great stuff.
June 17, 2019
3 weeks ago
Wish There Were More Stars to Give!
Love this so much. Been taking it for years. So tasty which you normally don't get when you take chewable supplements. Hard not to pop these like candy! Very helpful with upset stomach problems and general regulation. Highly recommend!!
May 10, 2019
Great love it
April 26, 2019
1 year ago
Tasty Enzyme!
I've been using Papaya Enzymes for 25+ years for occasional assistance with digestion after a hearty meal, especially when consumed after normal dinner or other meal times. Not only do the tablets have a pleasant taste, but they work with effectively to aid digestion and decrease the feeling of fullness. I've tried other brands, but the GNC brand is by far the best! My family and friends wholeheartedly agree, and give the product full endorsement.
March 31, 2019
2 months ago
Works well
These are great to take before each meal.
March 29, 2019
2 months ago
Been taking papaya’s for years , they really help with stomach problems.
February 25, 2019
1 year ago
Helps with my acid reflux. Great taste!
February 18, 2019
4 months ago
Recommend at 100%. Excellent product.
February 18, 2019
4 months ago
Love this stuff
We don't often have upset tummies, but when we do, this stuff is a lifesaver. And it tastes good enough we don't put off taking it from reluctance. If we know we're going to eat something that might disagree with us, we pop a couple of these before hand and afterwards. The GNC version works much better than the rolls you can find in grocery stores. Tastes better, too
February 13, 2019
5 months ago
Helps with upset stomach
January 19, 2019
5 months ago
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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
BEST ANSWER: I have microscopic colitis and it helps ease the pressure of inflammation.
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.
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.
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.
does this product contain potassium?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2012
BEST ANSWER: No, this product does not contain potassium.
Can this be given to children, ages 5 & 7? If so, how many?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This product should NOT be given to children!
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
Does this contain shellfish?
Lindsey C on Mar 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it's a tropical fruit. You can find papaya in tropical fruit and nut trail mix snacks
Is it safe to take papaya enzyme at age of 65?
A shopper on Dec 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use it and I'm 68.... my doctor approved
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.
how many and how often do you take it?
A shopper on May 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For my teen daughters pain and digestive issues, we take about 2-3 for small easy to digest meals and 4-6 for larger meals or meals with meat, beans or gluten. (More then they suggest on the bottle seems to work better for us anyhow)
whats in the artifcial flavor?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No beneficial ingredients Unfounded
A shopper on Nov 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. Just. Helps with indigestion.
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.
Does this product help with low platelets?
A shopper on Jan 29, 2019
Where is the coconut oil?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2018