Jarrow Formulas Mastic Gum 500, 60 Capsules


Mastic Gum 500 contains natural tree stem mastic gum (Pistacia lentiscus) from a shrub-like tree grown mainly in Greece and Turkey. Mostly composed of resinous gum and volatile oils; mastic has been used for centuries by traditional healers for stomach distress.* Mastic Gum protects gastric and duodenal cells and tissues.*Keep out of the reach of children.

Jarrow Formulas Mastic Gum 500, 500mg, 60 Capsules
At a Glance:
  • Natural alternative for people looking to optimize stomach health*
  • Mastic gum has been used for over 2,500 years to promote the health of the intestines, stomach and liver*
  • Suitable for vegetarians
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Natural alternative for people looking to optimize stomach health*.

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Mastic gum has been used for over 2,500 years to promote the health of the intestines, stomach and liver*.
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What Is Mastic Gum?

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 percent of the gum. Volatile oil is responsible for much of the aromatic quality of the gum and can constitute up to 3 percent of the product. Mastic gum is viewed as being highly 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. Lastly, mastic has also been reported to possess strong antioxidant activity.*

Gastrointestinal Health

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-1980’s 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.*

Other Uses

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 recent study published in the April 20, 2007 issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology indicates mastic gum could have hepatoprotective and cardioprotective properties in humans.* Previous animal studies had shown that mastic gum was beneficial in supporting liver health.*

About Jarrow Formulas

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Jarrow Formulas Mastic Gum 500, 500mg, 60 Capsules.

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  1. Denise Woods says
    68 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Ended the suffering, August 22, 2010
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    Denise Woods (Boise, ID) –
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    This review is from: Jarrow Formulas Mastic Gum 500, 60 Capsules (Health and Beauty)

    My husband was having severe stomach issues. He had a history of stress induced ulcers several years ago that resolved by drinking raw cabbage juice 2 times a day. However about 6 months ago we went through a very stressful situation and he started complaining of really bad heartburn whenever he drank water between meals, this progressed severe belching (that seemed endless, we wondered, where does all the air come from?) with pressure in the base of his throat and severe acid regurgitation that was so bad at night that he couldn’t sleep.

    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.

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  2. Late Shopper says
    49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    worked great for me, August 21, 2010
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    I guess there’s some debate in the research world about whether mastic gum really kills helicobacter pylori, but I can tell you it worked for me. My stomach biopsy tested positive for h. pylori and then when I took the mastic gum my symptoms disappeared and a stool sample tested negative. I didn’t have any other treatment. A few times when my stomach didn’t seem to be working so well I took it again and got improvement. Jarrow was the brand I used and it seemed great. You want a strong resiny smell. I took it an hour before breakfast, and probably took it at night too since the usual recommendation is 500 mg twice a day for at least two weeks. I also took a good sniff and said “die, suckers!” That part is optional!

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  3. 33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Stomach healing natural wonder, April 25, 2010
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    Mr Orpheus (NY, USA) –

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    I have had stomach problems for a few years now, it really affected my sleep, waking with a nervous feeling in my gut and recently found out I have gastritis and H.pylori, (bad digestion, lots of burping and gas, feeling terrible, tired and general system down) I did a course of antibiotics that started to work but then a few days into it the old symptoms came back, but I was glad I found out what the cause was, I did some internet research and discovered Mastic gum as a natural cure for H.pylori and started using Mastic gum a few days after the antibiotics finished. Well I hadn’t slept consecutively for as long as I can remember, I started taking Mastic gum and my stomach started to calm down within a few days, when I ordered Jarrows it was even better, and really helped calm my stomach down, now I take it every night when I wake up, and my stomach has really calmed down, I will probably keep taking it until the symptoms subside. 5 Stars as it is a real life saver for me, and I think can really help with some stomach issues.

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