i've suffered i.b.s for a few years,its got much worse recently and i'm wondering if i might also have an ulcer or gallstones,i am constantly full of gas every day,it even wakes me up in the night and i'm getting a lot of pain in my upper abdomen,i started taking a good quality probiotic 8days ago and am thinking of trying mastic gum as anyone tried this with any sucess?thanks.Ginette
I bought a bottle from my Alternative Medicine Doctor's office and it contained 120 capsules ---a 2 months supply if you take 2 daily.So, I took it for 2 months but after only 2 weeks I had a previously scheduled Upper scopy exam(EGD) that was already scheduled for 6 months with my Gastro Doctor--a follow up visit. The Exam results were that my gastitis /inflammation had gone away. The Gastro Doctor did not see a need for any more exams for five years!!! This was done last September 5, 2001.
I really donot know all the things Mastica is good for and still don't ---so I took the rest of the bottle. I also found you could buy it OTC from a health food store so I have another bottle. But, I haven't taken it yet. I am convinced it does more than kill H.pylori bacteria.
Someone wrote on this board that the Manufacturer suggests you also take a probiotic supplement while taking Mastica because it does affect the good bacteria in your Gastro tract but I've been doing that for years.
I hope this helps???
Diane---It's put out by Nutricology and I bought the last bottle from the Vitamine Shoppe online.
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