• Ulcers (peptic and gastric)
Supplement FactsServing Size:1 Capsule
Chios mastic gum … 400 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate. Capsule: hypromellose.
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Source: Pistacia lentiscus (sap)
What Is It?
Mastic gum is the gummy resin of the mastic tree – Pistacia lentiscus, a relative of the tree that gives us the pistachio. The mastic tree is found almost exclusively on the Greek island of Chios, the birthplace of Hippocrates, the traditional father of medicine. The use of mastic in medicine is attested by the Biblical prophet Jeremiah, and the thirteenth-century Arabic physicians Ibn Al-Jazzar Al-Qayrawani and Ibn Al-Baytar specifically extolled its virtues in fighting gastric and intestinal inflammation.
What Does It Do?
Primary Uses: Mastic is useful for fighting gastritis and infection as a result of H. pylori as well as gastric and intestinal inflammation. Studies have found that supplementing with mastic gum not only relieves symptoms of heartburn but can actually help heal the stomach, possibly by killing the H. pylori bacteria.
Who Should Take It?
Mastica Chios may benefit those suffering with heartburn, especially if these symptoms are due to an H. pylori infection. Mastic gum is an excellent natural alternative for those who have experienced the negative long-term side effects of antacids, proton pump inhibitors, antibiotics and other medications that treat the symptoms of heartburn but not the cause.
Take 1 capsule three times daily on an empty stomach, or as directed by a qualified health practitioner. For occasional use only.
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