Papaya fruit extract is taken from the fruit of a small tree that is native to the tropical regions of Southern North America and Northern South America, Carica papaya. Papaya fruit extract (Carica papaya) is rich in vitamins and minerals and is loaded with antioxidants. It may aid digestion, support the skin, promote healthy heart function, contribute to sexual health, and fortify the bones.* Papaya fruit extract may also have anti-inflammatory properties.** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.