Mastica Chios

Recent research has proven that ninety percent of peptic ulcers, and sixty to eighty percent of gastric ulcers, are caused by an infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. H. pylori is everywhere: about two thirds of the human family has caught the bug, which elusively places itself along the lining of the stomach wall.
Mastic gum is the gummy resin of the mastic tree - Pistacia lentiscus, a relative of the tree that gives us the pistachio. The use of mastic in medicine is attested by the thirteenthcentury Arabic physicians Ibn Al-Jazzar Al-Qayrawani and Ibn Al-Baytar, who specifically extolled its virtues in fighting gastric and intestinal ulcers.
In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 38 people suffering with duodenal ulcers took either 1000 mg of mastic gum before breakfast each day for two weeks, or a dummy pill. At the end of the study, 80% of the ulcer sufferers who had taken mastic had experienced relief of their symptoms, as compared with only half of those taking the placebo. More tellingly, however, when their doctors looked at their ulcers using an endoscope, they found that 70% of the people who took the mastic supplement experienced actual healing of their ulcers, versus just 22% of those taking the placebo. No side-effects were noted.
120 Vegi-Caps
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Chios gum mastic (min 70%) 500 mg

Adult Dosage: Take one to two capsules twice daily on an empty stomach, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
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