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:
- Mastic gum is a natural substance
- A local phenomenon of Chios
- Free of gluten and other allergens
- The effects are proven over the centuries
- Modern research
- Mastic gum as 100% organic chewing gum
- Mastic gum as a dietary supplement
- Recommendations for the use of Chios mastic gum
- Mastic gum oil in cosmetics
- Mastic is a superfood
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
A local phenomenon on the island of Chios
- the soil
- the climate
- the variety of Greek mastic trees
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 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:
- stomach ulcers
- reflux and heartburn
- H. pylori infection
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!
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:
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.
- Always take the mastic gum (dietary supplement) on an empty stomach. Ideally 30 minutes before meals, morning and evening.
- The length of use varies depending on your condition. The first results should appear after a few days.
- Mastic gum can also be taken as a preventive measure!
- 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 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.
Mastic gum sachets
Masticlife 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.
Mastic gum oil in cosmetics
- toothpastes with mastic gum oil