FAQ about Mastic | Chios Mastic Gum
FAQ about mastic gum: Which mastic gum is best? ✓ Does mastic gum have side effects? ✓ Should Mastic Gum be taken on an empty stomach? ✓ When should I take mastic gum capsules? and more...
What is mastic and why take it?
- Mastic is a purely natural product - resin of a mastic tree.
- It is a dietary supplement valued especially for its effect in the digestive system.
- Mastic is also used in cosmetics and gastronomy.
- Get to know mastic in more detail in the article What is mastic?
Which mastic gum is best?
The best mastic is mastic gum from the Chios island.
Which are the best mastic gum capsules?
The best mastic gum capsules are mastic capsules without added ingredients.
Does mastic gum have side effects?
Mastic gum is generally well tolerated. Find more about this here.
Should mastic gum be taken on an empty stomach?
Yes, we recommend to take mastic capsules on an empty stomach (at least 30 minutes).
When should I take mastic gum capsules?
Take a mastic capsule at least twice a day. Find more here.
What can I do to avoid sticking mastic powder?
Mastic should necessarily be kept in a cool place, preferably in the refrigerator. Shaking the container of mastic powder occasionally can also help.
What is mastic gum supplement used for?
Mastic gum is used for stomach and breathing problems.
How can I crush mastic crystals?
Natural mastic crystals can be crushed in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, but it is always necessary to add either a small amount of salt (for savoury recipes) or sugar (for sweets) to prevent the mastic from sticking together. The mastic should be frozen as much as possible. Read our text here.
Is the mastic gluten-free?
Yes, mastic is gluten-free.
Is mastic suitable for vegeratians?
Is mastic a probiotic/prebiotic?
Does mastic gum taste good?
Yes, it is the taste of nature.
Can children, pregnant and breastfeeding women use the mastic?
Studies have never focused on the use of mastic by children under 3 years of age, pregnant and breastfeeding women, so we are obliged to state that mastic is not suitable for these groups.
What is the difference between ELMA chewing gum and chewing raw mastic?
The difference is fundamental. ELMA chewing gum contains mastic and mastic oil in varying degrees, but at levels below the recommended daily dose for helicobacter pylori infection or oesophageal reflux disease.
In addition, there is, of course, a difference in taste and smell. While raw mastic has a consistent unmistakable taste and smell, chewing gum is influenced by flavour and type. ELMA Classic and ELMA Sugarfree are probably the closest to mastic.
Is it possible that excessive consumption of natural mastic or ELMA chewing gum can have any side effects?
No side effects have ever been reported in historical or modern times regarding the consumption of natural mastic.
As far as ELMA chewing gum is concerned, it contains natural sweeteners, the excessive consumption of which may have a laxative effect on sensitive individuals.