Splendid flavor of lemon with the beneficial action of natural Chios Mastiha / Mastic !! It decreases acid in the mouth that causes decay, and it gives a sense of cleanliness that lasts! 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.
Net Wt. 13 Grams
10 Pieces of Gum
Ingredients: sorbitol, xylitol, gum base, mannitol, Chios Mastiha, glycerin, lemon natural oil, lemon flavor, arabic gum, wax
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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