Chios Mastiha - A 100% NATURAL PRODUCT (ALSO KNOWN AS GUM MASTIC)
A natural resin derived from the trunk and branches of the schinos, the Greek name for the mastiha tree Pistacia Lenticus var. Chia- a shrub of small evergreen tree native to Mediterranean region and principally cultivated on the Greek island of Chios. It was recognized in ancient time for its distinctive flavor and its therapeutic properties.
A TUMMY FRIENDLY INGREDIENT
Chios Mastiha is traditionally used in Greek as a medicine for more than 2500 years to relief several gastrointestinal disorders. Now, its effectiveness against various gastrointestinal disorders have been proven through clinical studies.
· Reduce H. pylori infection.
· Improve symptoms caused by Dyspepsia.
· Relief stomach/ duodenal ulcer associated symptoms.
· Reduce inflammation of Crohn’s Disease.
New Study with Chios Mastiha Demonstrates Antimicrobial Properties Against Various Pathogens & Successful Encapsulation of Probiotics in Fermented Milk
Encapsulation of probiotics help to improve the survival rate of the microorganisms during intestinal transit. This study showed that encapsulation with mastic gum favoured the viability of probiotics during refrigerated storage while positive antimicrobial properties further extended the shelf-life of the products. Hence, mastic gum could be a promising approach to deliver probiotics in functional fermented milk product.
Evaluation of Chios mastic gum as antimicrobial agent and matrix forming material targeting probiotic cell encapsulation for functional fermented milk production