Mastic gum has been a mainstay in medicinal circle for centuries and has its origins in Greece. Mastic gum is mean to be taken orally by chewing or ingesting in pill form. Mastic gum has been purported to improve dental health, reduce stomach pain, reduce heart burn, and abate stomach ulcers. Some studies shown mastic gum to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. While mastic gum is unregulated and cautioned for use if pregnant or a child, it has not shown any major side effects.
- Mastic gum is like chewing gum and has been rumored to be an antioxidant that can help with heart disease or cancer.
- There have been studies done that show that chewing mastic gum can prevent cavities and lower bacteria levels in their mouth.
- There have also been small studies done that show chewing mastic gum can help level blood sugar levels as well as cholesterol levels.
“Mastic gum has a low risk of serious side effects. However, people should always ask a doctor before using mastic or any other natural supplements.”