|Mastic Gum Information|
Mastic Gum is a natural resin from the Pistacia Lentiscus tree. This is a species native to arid, subtropical climates, which grows on the small Greek Island of Chios. The Pistacia lentiscus is an evergreen tree which grows 2-4 metres in height. It grows slowly and lives for 50-60 years and tends to be bush-like, which makes tapping the resin difficult, therefore trees in cultivation are pruned to encourage stem development. The mature plants generally consist of one or two thick contorted stems with an umbrella-shaped crown.
Mastika Mastic Gum, a resin produced by the Pistacia lentiscus tree (an evergreen shrub from the pistachio tree family), has been used for a variety of gastric ailments in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries for at least 3,000 years. In ancient times, Mastika Mastic Gum was highly revered for its medicinal properties in the relief of dyspepsia and other intestinal disorders. The benefits of this naturally-occurring resin is now being rediscovered for its antimicrobial effects.
Several studies have already been published on Mastic Gum with regard to its positive effects on the gastrointestinal environment, thus gaining respect among the scientific and medical community. Perhaps the most exciting breakthrough to date is that of a recent study showing Mastika Mastic Gums effectiveness against at least seven different strains of Helicobacter pylori.
In other studies, Mastika Mastic Gum provided symptomatic relief of ulcers, reduced the intensity of gastric mucosal damage caused by anti-ulcer drugs and aspirin, and possessed antacid and cytoprotective qualities. In several studies using Mastika Mastic Gum on patients with ulcers, the original site of the ulcer was completely replaced by healthy epithelial cells.
Mastic Gum has been used as a food and confectionary additive for a long time. It has been used to prevent dental carries, heal mouth ulcers and other gum problems, control diabetes, reduce cholesterol levels and treat skin ulcers. In some parts of Africa, Mastic has been used as an aphrodisiac to boost sexual performance.
After centuries of extensive use in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries, both as a dietary supplement and herbal remedy, no undesirable effects have ever been attributed to mastic. The medical trials also showed mastic to have no side effects.
500mg Mastic Gum
Vegetarian Capsule Shell
Each Capsule Provides on Average
500mg of Mastic Gum
Suitable for Vegetarians