Mastiha is a natural resin, known since the Antiquity to the people of Eastern Mediterranean countries, for clean teeth and fresh breath. It was the first natural chewing gum of the ancient world. Chios Gum Mastic and Mastil Oil have a strong anti-microbial action and prevent dental plaque formation. Due to it's distinctive taste and relative hardness, Chios mastiha stimulates a greater production of saliva than ordinary chewing gum. this results in a greater feeling of freshness and cleanliness in the mouth, while also contributing to the treatment of xerostomia (dry mouth). University studies have shown that chewing mastiha effectively helps to massage and exercise the gums, prevents tooth decay and periodontal problems as well as limiting the formation of plaque.
Sugar-free Elma contains natural chios mastic and large quantity of xylitol. Mastic Gum kills helicobacter pylori.
Elma contains a very large amount of xylitol (34%) which effectively reduces acid production, prevents dental bacterium growth and fights tooth decay.
Packaging may vary.
Sugar Free, Does not contain aspartame.
10 pieces per box.
Original mastic gum is available here.
What is Mastiha?
Mastiha (pronounced mahs-TEE-hah), aka mastic is the resin that is excreted from the trunk and the branches of the "schinos", the Greek name for the mastic tree (Pistachia Lentiscus var. Chia). The schinos producing the mastiha resin grows exclusively on the southern portion of Chios, an island in the Eastern Aegean Sea. Incisions are made on the bark of the schinos and the mastiha resin falls in teardrop forms onto the marble dust underneath. After 15-20 days the resin has dried and is harvested and cleaned. Mastiha has a distinct herbal taste making it a popular spice traditionally used in a wide variety of sweet and savory food products and beverages. Perhaps most interesting are the documented medicinal benefits of this resin. It is used especially for stomach and dental care as well as in skin care products. Cultivation of the schinos and harvesting of mastiha are protected by the government and European Union as a truly unique product of the region.
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