10 Reasons Why (and How) To Use Chios Mastic Gum

10 Reasons Why (and How) To Use Chios Mastic Gum

Why is Chios Mastic Gum getting more and more popular? 10 reasons why (and how) to use Chios Mastic Gum. 

Mastic gum is the resin of a tree that grows in the Mediterranean. Let's introduce this sap, which has been known for centuries for its effects on the digestive system (not only the stomach and esophagus). Read on for 10 reasons why Chios mastic gum is growing in popularity.

In this article:

  1. Mastic gum is a natural substance
  2. A local phenomenon of Chios
  3. Free of gluten and other allergens
  4. The effects are proven over the centuries
  5. Modern research
  6. Mastic gum as 100% organic chewing gum
  7. Mastic gum as a dietary supplement
  8. Recommendations for the use of Chios mastic gum
  9. Mastic gum oil in cosmetics
  10. Mastic is a superfood
  11. Summary

10 reasons why Chios mastic gum is getting more and more popular

Mastic gum is a natural substance

Mastic gum is the resin of the Pistacia lentiscus tree, which grows on the island of Chios. The resin is obtained from incisions that are made periodically on the tree trunk. After the mastic drips and falls under the tree onto the prepared ground, the drops of resin are collected and manually cleaned and removed from the dirt. The mastic thus prepared is already a finished product for the consumer. The mastic gum is:

  • organic - 100% natural substance
  • not chemically or industrially treated in any way
10 Reasons Why (and How) To Use Chios Mastic Gum

A local phenomenon on the island of Chios

Yes, you won't find the mastic gum, which is known for its beneficial effects on digestion, anywhere else. There may be mastic trees growing elsewhere in the Mediterranean, but only on the island of Chios is mastic a miracle drop. This is due to a combination of 3 factors:
  • the soil
  • the climate
  • the variety of Greek mastic trees

10 Reasons Why (and How) To Use Chios Mastic Gum

There are different varieties of the Pistacia lestiscus var. Chia tree, you can read more about them here.

Free of gluten and other allergens

It is also important for more and more happy mastic users to know that the resin does not contain gluten or other allergens, which we list here.

If you have an allergy to mastic trees and other Pistacia species: you may be allergic to these plants may also be allergic to mastic tree.

The effects are proven over centuries

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, prescribed the mastic gum to soothe an upset stomach, while the Roman physician Galen considered it suitable for bronchitis and improving the blood. Further east, in India and Persia, mastic gum was used to fill tooth cavities.

Modern research

Modern research is primarily focused on confirming the historical experience with mastic in the areas of indigestion, stomach upset, abdominal pain, heartburn and reflux (GERD). The largest studies looking at the effects of mastic gum have addressed:

Mastic gum as 100% organic chewing gum

The earliest mention of mastic gum is by Herodotus, who claims that the Greeks chewed the dried resinous liquid that dripped from the bark of the mastic tree. Mastic was the world's first natural chewing gum, used to clean teeth and freshen breath. And it remains so to this day!


10 Reasons Why (and How) To Use Chios Mastic Gum
Do you want to chew gum without added sugar, without industrial and chemical interventions and modifications? Chew mastic gum!
The resin crystals are sold in different sizes.
But with only one flavour - mastic!
You can find their offer here.



Mastic gum as a dietary supplement

Mastic gum contributes to the normal functioning of the digestive system,

this is the phrase that should come to mind when we hear the word mastic, a resin from Greece.
Mastic gum crystals are crushed and ground into a fine powder, which can then either be taken in the form of:

  1. powder
  2. capsules
  3. sachets

However, mastic is always used when we want to support the normal functioning of our digestion. Mastic acts on the mouth and oesophagus, stomach and intestines. It is ideal to take capsules or sachets. The rules of use are the same, but they differ in terms of where the mastic gum starts to work.

Recommendations for the use of Chios mastic gum

Follow the simple rules of use for the best results of mastic therapy.

  1. Always take the mastic gum (dietary supplement) on an empty stomach. Ideally 30 minutes before meals, morning and evening.
  2. The length of use varies depending on your condition. The first results should appear after a few days.
  3. Mastic gum can also be taken as a preventive measure!
  4. Never replace medications prescribed by your doctor with mastic gum. If you want to include mastic in your healthy diet, do so after consulting your doctor.

Mastic gum capsules (without other added ingredients)

The Masticlife Mastic Strong&Pure capsules are filled with mastic gum powder only. The capsule is swallowed whole and with water (ideally at room temperature). Mastic capsules work mainly in the stomach. The capsule dissolves in the stomach after about 10 minutes after taking. If you have problems swallowing capsules and capsules, choose mastic sachets instead. You will find them easier to use.

10 Reasons Why (and How) To Use Chios Mastic Gum

Mastic gum sachets

Masticlife Mastic Comfort sachets are for those who cannot swallow capsules. The contents of the sachet can be poured directly into your mouth and washed down with water. The mastic then works (mainly) in the mouth, oesophagus and stomach. Again, take the sachets fasting, 30 minutes before meals.

If you would like to dissolve the contents of the sachet in a glass of water (room temperature), remember that mastic is a resin - so it will not dissolve in water.

10 Reasons Why (and How) To Use Chios Mastic Gum

Mastic gum oil in cosmetics

This natural oil is obtained through a distillation process. It is an ingredient in cosmetic products such as creams, soaps and others. Mastic gum oil is most popular in dental and oral care products. Therefore, they are very popular with customers:
As mastic oil is a natural substance, high demands are also placed on the other ingredients in toothpastes. Often these are other natural oils and flavours or other organic ingredients.
10 Reasons Why (and How) To Use Chios Mastic Gum

Mastic gum is a superfood

Mastic gum from the island of Chios can easily be classified as a superfood due to its diverse properties.


Both mastic gum and mastic gum oil are 100% natural substances, with no added industrial additives or interference. Mastic gum is sourced from only one place in the world: the Greek island of Chios. The resin is gluten-free. Its effects have been known for thousands of years and are currently being verified by modern scientific research.

Mastic gum can be a chewing gum, a food supplement or a cosmetic ingredient. It is also used as a spice, an ingredient in savoury and sweet dishes. In recent years it has been increasingly referred to as a superfood.
If you want to use mastic gum as a natural dietary supplement contributing to normal digestive function, choose one that, both in composition and type, is suitable for you. Decide whether capsules, sachets or crystals are better for you.

And follow the simple recommendations and instructions on how to use the mastic gum.

Never substitute a doctor-prescribed medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you want to include the mastic gum in your diet.

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