According to recently published results (Lemonakis et al 2011) in order to evaluate the role of the natural polymer in the absorption process, the bioavailability of two major compounds of TMEWP was examined in comparison with these of the natural mastic gum extract.
Since TMEWP represents roughly 70% of the crude mastic gum (Paraschos et al 2007), the dose for TMEWP was calculated to be 46 mg/kg, according to the nutraceutical dose proposed in the mastic capsules' leaflet, being issued by the Chios Mastiha Growers Association and which are suitable for humans.
The chemical composition of the three essential oils obtained by steam distillation of the mastic gum, leaves and twigs of Pistacia lentiscus var.
In addition, experiments concerning the implication of Arabino-Galactan-Proteins (AGPs) derived from Chios Mastic Gum, the natural resin of the plant Pistacia lentiscus var.
* Group A--Low dose mastic gum monotherapy: 350 mg three times daily for 14 days;
* Group B--High dose mastic gum monotherapy: 1 g three times daily for 14 days;
Fifty two patients were randomized to receive either 350 mg three times a day (tid) of pure mastic gum for 14 days (Group A), or 1,05 g tid of pure mastic gum (Group B) for 14 days, or pantoprazole 20 mg twice a day (bd) plus pure mastic gum 350 mg tid for 14 days (Group C) or pantoprazole 20 mg bd plus amoxicillin 1 g bd plus clarithromycin 500 mg bd for 10 days (Group D).
All patients tolerated mastic gum well and no serious adverse events were reported.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham observed markedly reduced pain and swift resolution of peptic ulcers just after a single gram of mastic gum per day for the span of two weeks.
Galland, "when people have gastritis caused by anti-acids, aspirin and antibiotics, I add mastic gum to the protocol." In response to further questioning on the issue of antacid-related mucosal injury, Dr.
Keywords: Chios mastic gum
; Colon cancer cells; Apoptosis; Pistacia lentiscus L.
It's believed that low concentrations of mastic gum
could eliminate even antibiotic-resistant strains of the bug.