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What is the proper dosage of papaya enzymes during pregnancy? I'm trying to avoid rolaids and such for heartburn but it's pretty<br>
vicious. Can I take more than 1 pill a day? How many is safe?<br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><i>Posted via Mobile Device</i></span>
 

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I hope someone will correct me if I am wrong, but I think papaya is really safe. I have taken as many as 4 at one time and had no problem. I don't take them all the time, tho. I have never seen any warnings on the label for pg/nursing women. And generally, if there is even the slightest concern, there will be a warning. I think you are fine taking them as needed.
 

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Yeah my bottle says to take with food.. no warnings. I think its totally fine to take as many as you need (I mean.. don't take the whole bottle right now, I'm sure that will just make your stomach upset.)
 

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Another one to try is slippery elm...the lozenges can help a lot with heartburn. I used to take the papaya enzyme but found that over time they no longer helped me.
 

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The lozenges are great because as you suck on them they coat the whole mouth/throat/esophagus area and helps a LOT with HB. I had forgotten about that remedy, thanks!
 

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I take at least 6 papaya tablets at a time, many, many times a day. They don't do much for me, though. I figure you can't OD on them any more than eating papaya. Slippery elm works better. You can buy Thayer's brand at a health food store or make you own. Just mix slippery elm powder with honey or agave and roll into little balls. Dry in the oven at low heat.
 
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