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Jarrow Formulas Mastic Gum, Supports the Stomach and Duodenal Health, 60 Caps
- Historically used for more than 2500 years
- Supports gastrointestinal and oral health*
- Provides antioxidants and additional beneficial nutrients
- Natural and safe for occasional stomach relief
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The mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus) is a small tree, which thrives in the Mediterranean region. It ranges from Portugal on the one end of the Mediterranean to Turkey on the other, and is also found in parts of tropical Africa. It was known and widely used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to treat a variety of gastrointestinal complaints. As a matter of fact, ancient Greek physicians, such as Hippocrates, Dioscorides, Theophrastos, and Galenos, mentioned its properties and recommended its use. The astringent and aromatic qualities of the bark of the tree have been used traditionally to cleanse the breath and to tighten the gums.* Mastic gum is a resinous compound found in the trunk portion of the tree. Resins, such as the triterpene mastic acid, make up 90% of the gum. Volatile oil is responsible for much of the aromatic quality of the gum and can constitute up to 3% of the product. Mastic gum is viewed as very safe. The resin is sometimes used in food and beverage production. Furthermore, there are a number of trace elements found in mastic gum such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, and manganese. Mastic has also been reported to possess strong antioxidant activity.*
Stress, alcohol, drugs, smoking, and bad dietary habits can wreak havoc on the stomach. On the other hand, good dietary habits can contribute to the health of the stomach. For example, cabbage juice is famous for promoting gastrointestinal health. Similarly, when people with stomach concerns were put on a long-term (six months) high-fiber diet, the rate of improvement in gastrointestinal health was fast and significant. However, not many people are willing to drink cabbage juice, let alone follow a long-term protocol of a high-fiber diet. Mastic gum is a natural product that has been used for over 2,500 years to promote the health of the intestines, stomach, and liver.* However, it was not until the mid 1980s that researchers confirmed mastic’s efficacy in supporting gastric and duodenal cells and tissues.* One gram daily of mastic gum has been found to be safe and effective in supporting stomach health.* In addition to its antioxidant properties, scientists also believe mastic gum is beneficial to gastric tissue and balances gastric secretions.* These special qualities could explain mastic gum’s renowned effect on the health of the stomach and duodenum.*
Mastic gum has also been used for centuries to promote oral hygiene.* In fact, modern research has shown that mastic chewing gum may be an effective tool for promoting healthy teeth and gums.* Moreover, a study published in the April 20, 2007 issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology indicated that mastic gum could have hepatoprotective and cardioprotective properties in humans.* Previous animal studies had shown that mastic gum was beneficial in supporting liver health.*
- One daily serving provides a typical amount*
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Top Customer Reviews
I should note that he is extremely healthy, eats a whole food diet, isn't overweight and is an avid athlete.
We did some research and decided that H-pylori was a possibility. We bought the mastic gum he started experiencing relief immediately. Within 10 minutes he was still belching but he had no heartburn- he said it tasted like pine trees. Which, he says, was quite pleasant after all the heartburn.
After he started the mastic gum and it had a positive effect, we put him on a gluten and dairy free diet, manuka honey 1 tablespoon 3 times a day, and cabbage or broccoli shake daily (made in our Vitamix). Of all of this, however, we both feel the mastic gum had the biggest effect. This is an amazing product. I highly recommend it before getting on the endless train ride that the pharmaceutical companies will offer you (they don't want to cure you, a patient cured is a customer lost). My husband plans to take the mastic gum daily for a total of 3 months as is advised in the literature. He takes 1000mg on an empty stomach in the morning and at night.
It took about a week and a half of me taking these faithfully before all my symptoms completely disappeared. I'm still taking them even though I'm no longer experiencing pain and discomfort and I also take cod liver oil and a good quality multivitamin to build back up my immune system.
Note: I purchased these from Vitamin Shoppe, I original placed an order on Amazon but I was so desperate and couldn't wait for them to arrive by mail, so I went and bought them locally, but still wanted to leave a review in hopes of encouraging someone else.
Tips to help get rid of your H Pylori:
- Eat smaller portions
- Use Standard Process Zypan before eating meals (helps to break down your food)
I also used Aloe Vera Juice to help soothe my stomach as well as the mastic gum in 1000mg - 2000mg doses twice a day for at least 30 days.
I went to the Curezone online to see what else could help.
H Pylori is a tough infection to shake. I even did the round of antibiotics and it came back. Just pay attention to your diet and your body, you'll be able to tell if the mastic is helping you or not.
This is considered a cheap and more convenient alternative than antibiotics. The antibiotics were pretty heavy duty. They were the biggest pills I've ever taken.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My Jarrow Mastic Gum came new and sealed. They were packaged securely and two to a pack. The expiration date was excellent: 1/2018. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by caroline
I was diagnosed with H. Pylori. and took prescription medication to cure it. After taking the triple cocktail of pure hell for 10 days, I still had the bacteria in my belly. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Billysangel
This is a must if you have tummy problems. I take 2 every morning before I eat. I rarely feel bloated.Published 8 days ago by Maureen Buck
I can't go too far without it. I take 2 every day in the morning on an empty stomach. It helps me to clear up my stomach and keep my digestive system healthy.Published 8 days ago by TawhidKhan
I've had horrible stomach problem for maybe 2 years ago, probably due to alcohol and stress and overeating. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
My son has suffered from acid reflux and stomach issues but lately hasn't even been able to eat. After taking this for a week it has been miraculous he swears by it and won't quit... Read morePublished 25 days ago by R. A. Gober