I am ordering my second bottle. Opening the capsules and dissolving them in hot water makes the product so much more effective. I take a dosage of 3g a day, that's 3 pills(1.5g) in the morning on an empty stomach and 3(1.5g) pills at night before bed. Once I began to dissolve the capsule I had the greatest benefit. Now I can eat normally, have NO acid reflux and can sleep thru the night. I have read that the quality resin, the active ingredient, has a distinctive taste. This does have a not unpleasant resin taste. When I took only one pill twice a day it did not help much, I read a medical study, online, and it's participants were given 3g a day.
My friend who utilized this product had the following to say about it: I hope my review aids someone in the same way as the reviews aided me. I was in a lot of pain due to gastrointestinal problems, including ulcers and a heinal hernia. I took them at 2 a.m. with water as soon as I awoke, and at night as well. In addition to DGL and Manuka honey. I'd want to express my gratitude for your assistance. If you're unsure, don't be...just get them and start taking them. It was quite beneficial.
I started taking Mastica after my Naturopath recommended it to clear a H Pylori infection. I've been on it two weeks and I'm already noticing a positive improvement in my stomach issues and gassiness.
The pills are a little big, and so I'm sure to drink lots of water with the pills to make them go down easily.
I would recommend this product.
I got it in sale here on iherb and i think this is the real deal brand for mastika. If you're onto h pylori this is a must in the protocol.
Sadly, I still react to it if i open up the capsule and use 2 at the same time
I think Mastic gum has most evidence for H.Pylori, not sure about gastritis or sensitive gut.
I opened a capsule to check out the taste and texture. The texture is a bit rough, which is not ideal for gastritis.