Papain is an enzyme unsurprisingly derived from the papaya plant. Made of 345 separate amino acids, papain is a supplement that’s been making its way around the body building and fitness circles pretty extensively as of late. Over the past 5 years or so, papain has become ubiquitous in many protein powders and post workout blends. The papaya plant is indigenous to India and surrounding regions. North American and Western Europe consumption has made papaya one of the main exports for India. Without it, their already weak economy would be significantly worse. Thankfully, even the record breaking production rates aren’t able to keep up with demand, raising prices and further improving India’s economy.
Common Uses of Papain
Papain is found in a huge variety of over the counter and prescription medication. Considered one of the most efficient and effective all natural health supplements, papain is used to treat a number of ailments:
Dyspepsia (Indigestion) – Proven to combat uncomfortable indigestion, papain can be found in most daily medicines you may purchase to treat common indigestion and heart burn. As we eat more and more garbage food annually, we are forced to treat the after effects.
Contact Lenses – Believe it or not, papain is used in most cleaners that people leverage to treat their contact lenses. Healthy for your eyes, it also can extend contact life.
Wound Healing – Papain is inherently rich in antioxidants and when applied correctly doesn’t contain harmful contaminants, preventing infection and promoting regenerative properties humans inherently have. For almost two hundred years, humans in the Indian region have applied pastes made with papaya on flesh wounds!
Dental Hygiene and Treatments – Playing off the wound healing theme, dental hygienists use a plethora of treatments and medicines when treating dental issues in their patients. Even the different medicines you’d purchase at your local pharmacy to treat dental problems like gingivitis are loaded with papain.
Benefits of Papain for Fitness
Body builders have been leveraging the benefits of papain supplementation super extensively recently. Combine this use with all of the reasons for administering papain listed above and it’s no surprise there is an increasingly prominent papaya shortage world-wide. As you well know by now, protein is the number one supplement when it comes to body building. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to bulk muscle mass or gain strictly lean muscle mass while simultaneously burning fat, by now you know that protein supplementation is the number one weapon you have in your arsenal. Consider papain a power up for that beefy weapon. Adding papain in to protein supplements will seriously improve the effects your body can take advantage of. By enhancing the protein breakdown, your muscles are able to feel absorb the proteins faster, increasing the total utilization time. Enhancing the total utilization time makes muscle growth even more prominent and recovery even more relevant.
Vaxxen stands by the various scientifically proven studies that have taken place. We use papain in our WHEYXX powder so that our customers are able to get the most out of every single penny they spend on supplementation.