An extract from the Pistacia tree. It kills Candida albicans fungus (thrush infections) and Helicobacter pylori bacteria which is implicated in peptic and other ulcers.
Mastic gum is useful for intestinal cramps, indigestion and heartburn. It also counteracts damage to the gastric mucosa caused by aspirin and other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).
The gastrointestinal benefits of Mastic Gum may be due to decreased production of inflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-alpha, ICAM-1, interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-8.
Each capsule contains the following active ingredient:
Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose, magnesium stearate, magnesium silicate,
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Take 1 – 2 capsules three times daily, or as advised by your healthcare provider.
For use beyond 4 weeks, consult your healthcare practitioner.
Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
There are no known side effects.
There are no known contraindications.
There are no known interactions.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Safety during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding has not been established.
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