Mastic

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How does Mastic work?

Mastic might help reduce stomach acid and have a protective effect on the lining of the stomach and intestine. Mastic also has an aromatic oil which could freshen the breath. In a test tube, mastic seems to fight bacteria and fungi.

Are there safety concerns?

Mastic might be safe for most people. The pollen might cause allergic reactions in some people who are sensitive to mastic and other related herbs. Also, children who take mastic might develop diarrhea.

Do not use mastic if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Mastic.

The appropriate dose of mastic depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for mastic. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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