Mastic gum of Chios is a natural product that has many therapeutic properties. It is a resinous aromatic substance obtained from boles and branches of the mastic tree. The scientific name for that particular tree is Pistacia Lentiscious var. Chia, it is an evergreen tree that grows only at the south side of the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean sea. Chios natural mastic gum is, as a product, protected by the regulations of European Union.
Chios natural mastic gum has been widely used in almost all Mediterranean and Arabic countries for centuries. It was mostly used for treating ailments such as gastritis, dyspepsia, peptic ulcer and other problems affecting the digestive tract.
This product is also very beneficial for dental health. Chewing mastic gum reduces the number of bacteria in the oral cavity and prevents tooth decay, as well as gum disease. In addition, this kind of gum has a very intense aroma and it is somewhat harder than synthetic chewing gum, which increases salivation.
After being traditionally used for many years, mastic gum came in focus of scientific research, analysis and studies, which confirmed its unique therapeutic attributes.
Chios Mastic Powder
Digestive tract has the biggest benefit of Chios mastic consumption. Many studies performed by authorized and reliable health institutes have confirmed that regular consumption of this mastic gum does improve digestive health.
Chios mastic powder, combined with prebiotic inulin, restores the balance of the digestive tract, speeds up the recovery after digestive ailments and prevents future problems. Inulin is usually obtained from Chicory’s roots and its mail role is to promote the growth of favorable intestinal bacteria called bifidus.
This unique natural product also has antioxidant, antibacterial and antiphlogistic properties.
It is recommended to use the supplement combining inulin with Chios mastic gum powder on daily basis, and the proper dosage is two to three grams diluted in a glass of water. The best time to drink this supplement is first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach.
Chios Mastic Water
Chios Mastic Water is a liquid containing naturally obtained Chios Mastic aroma. It offers some of the same health benefits as the mastic powder. It carries the waterborne ingredients of Chios mastic and naturally distilled essential oil.
This product of Chios mastic gum is for external use only. Using it twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, as a lotion and a moisturizer, will greatly improve the skin’s appearance, it is glow and smoothness. It also works as a deep cleanser and a natural perfume. In addition, studies have found that regular use of Chios mastic water reduces the disintegration of collagen, and as a result, the skin remains young, firm, and elastic longer.
Chios mastic water is completely safe for the skin and it does not cause allergic reactions or negative side effects.