MASTIC CHEWING GUM reduces cavities and bad breath, prevent periodontal disease, supports gastrointestinal health.
• Xylitol - A natural non-caloric sweetener fights cavities by reducing, neutralizing the acids produced by bacteria. It also disrupts the ability of these same bacteria to easily stick to your teeth, gums, and tongue, appreciably reducing the damage caused to your teeth and gums.
• Mastic Gum Extract - It has been shown that mastic extract chewing gum has antibacterial effects on Helicobacter pylori. In a recently published clinical study, gingival irritation and cavity generating plaque accumulation were greatly reduced by chewing mastic gum extract.
• Mastic Gum Extract is effective at blocking the most common pathogen called Streptococcus mutans. They build plaque in our mouth. Mastic Gum extract also blocks a particular GFT enzyme that no other compound is known to inhibit. The substance blocked up to 95 percent of the action of GFTs in the test tube and about 60 to 70 percent on tooth-like surfaces.
What could be easier than chewing gum to help you have cleaner, stronger, healthier teeth and gums?
• Xylitol and Mastic Gum Extract together eliminate bad breath by attacking its two underlying causes. First, they remove the bacteria from back of the tongue. Second, they eliminate the sulfur gas that bacteria produces. Saliva flow induced by chewing has been demonstrated to neutralize enamel-eating acids.
Mastic Gum is a natural resin that can be derived from the trunk or leaves of the Pistacia lentiscus tree, which belongs to the Anacardiaceae family; it is a material that has been used for 3,000 years from the time of the ancient Greeks for upper gastrointestinal ailments such as indigestion. Mastic Gum is currently being used in chewing gum or food additive in central Europe and the Mediterranean region, and is sold widely in England, Europe, and the United States as foodstuff for upper gastrointestinal ailments such as peptic ulcer and symptoms of upper gastrointestinal ailment. A recent major study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine supports mastic gum’s ability to effectively kill Helicobacter pylori, the causative agent of peptic and duodenal ulcers. The medical community has now universally accepted the fact that the eradication of H.pylori can treat and prevent ulcers and GERD (gastro esophageal disease). The latest scientific research show that mastic gum also protects the gastric and duodenal tissue from developing deadly gastric cancer and lymphoma.
CLINICAL TRIAL IN JAPAN: A PILOT STUDY ON ANTIPAQUE EFFECTS OF MASTIC EXTRACTS CHEWING GUM IN THE ORAL CAVITY, Takahashi K, Fukazawa M, Motohira H, Ochiai K, Nishikawa H, Miyata T, Department of Periodontology, Meikai University School of Dentistry, Saitama, Japen.
Chemical plaque control is a useful aid in mechanical oral hygiene, and various chemical agents have been evaluated as anti-plaque agents. It has been shown that mastic extract chewing gum has anti-bacterial effects on Helicobacter pylori. In this study, the anti-plaque effect of mastic extract chewing gum was investigated.
Twenty dental students who were both systemically and periodontally healthy participated in this study. The effects of mastic gum extract were assessed from 2 double-blinded, randomized studies.In the first trial, after mechanical tooth brushing, the inhibitory effect of mastic gum extract on bacteria in saliva following its use was compared to a placebo gum. Saliva samples were collected at the end of 1, 2, 3 and 4 hours: diluted: inoculated onto 10% horse blood chocolate agar plated; and cultured anaerobically at 37 degrees C for 48 hours. The total number of bacteria colonies on each plates was calculated (n=20). In the second trial, the effects of mastic gum extract on de novo plaque formation on tooth surfaces and gingival inflammation were evaluated over a 7-day period without mechanical oral hygiene following random use of either mastic extract or placebo chewing gum. The degree of plaque accumulation and gingival inflammation were compared between the 2 groups (n=10).
The Total number of bacterial colonies was significantly reduced during the 4 hours of chewing mastic gum extract compared to the placebo gum (P<0.05, Student t test). The mastic extract group showed a significantly reduced plaque index (2.69 +/- 0.29 versus 3.15 +/- 0.24, P = 0.001, Student t test) and gingival index (0.44 +/- 0.15 versus 0.66 +/- 0.23, P = 0.021, Student t test) compared to the placebo group.
These results suggest that mastic extract chewing gum is a useful anti-plaque agent in reducing the bacterial growth in saliva and plaque formation on teeth.
CLINICAL TRIAL IN KOREAN : Helicobacter and Gastric Deseases : Chung-Ang University School of Medicine, April 28, 2000
Researcher : Jang Se Kyung, Professor of Internal Medicine, Chung-ang University School of Medicine, Employed as professor since 1985, Director, Gastroenterology Department
In animal testing using albino rats, mastic abated the increase in stomach acid after ligature of the pylorus, and reduced damage when alcohol was additionally administered to bowels exposed to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (1).Also, in addition to improvement in symptoms in patients suffering from gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, healing effects on ulcer was observed in endoscopic examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract (2, 3).In addition to the efficacy described above, there are antibacterial effects on bacteria such as staphylococcus and fungus such as Candida (4), and it has been reported that in in vitro studies on Helicobacter pylori, mastic has antibiotic effects on the aforementioned strains (5, 6). In light of the above, our researchers studied the effects of mastic gum on gastritis and Helicobacter pylori for chronic gastritis patients.
• Purpose of the Study
The effects of mastic gum ingredients on Helicobacter and gastric ulcer
Subjects of the Study
Subjects have various gastrointestinal symptoms such as heartburn and indigestion and stomach ulcer or gastric ulcer are observed in stomach endoscopic examination, and who is diagnosed with gastric ulcer.
Total Number of Subjects: 24 Sex: 8 male, 16 female Age: Average 45 years old (27~71)
Administered Amount: 4 tablets a day, 15 people; 8 tablets a day, 9 people x Total 14 days
• Study Results
Results of administering 4-6 tablets of MASTIC per day, after 2 weeks:
A. Improvement in upper gastrointestinal symptoms such as sharp chest pains, pressure in the chest, abdominal bloating, and heartburn.
B. Aspects of improvement were seen in Urea Breath Test (UBT), which shows the amount of Helicobacter pylori bacteria inside the gastrointestinal tract.
C. As a result, MASTIC GUM reduces the amount of Helicobacter pylori inside the bowels and improves symptoms of the upper gastrointestinal tract.