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Heal and Protect your GI Tract from Ulcers
- A healthful gum resin derived from the Mastica Chios tree
- Helps heal and soothe peptic and gastric ulcers/li>
- Kills Helicobacter pylori
- AOR's Mastica Chios is derived exclusively from mastic gum from Greek pistachio trees
Mastic gum is the gummy resin of the mastic tree – Pistacia lentiscus, a relative of the pistachio tree. The mastic tree is found almost exclusively on the Greek island of Chios, the birthplace of Hippocrates, the traditional father of medicine. Mastic gum has historically been used in medicine to fight gastric and intestinal inflammation.
In modern society, mastic gum has proven useful for fighting gastritis and infections 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. 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.
When stomach acid flows into the oesophagus, it causes a burning sensation in the chest and sometimes neck and throat. Heartburn is the major symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) which is a gradual erosion of the lining of the oesophagus. Heartburn is more likely to occur in pregnancy and can also be brought on by consuming large amounts of foods or foods high in fat, acid and certain spices. Most individuals rely on antacids to treat the immediate symptoms but chronic use of antacids is controversial because over time, it can cause further digestive problems due to changing the acid environment of the stomach. Instead, natural remedies such as liquorice extract and Mastica Chios can help soothe and heal the oesophageal lining.