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This new chewing gum may help to relieve heartburn and stomach ulcers

08 Oct 2018
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A new chewing gum developed in Australia may help to maintain gut health and treat abdominal related issues including heartburn, gastric and intestinal ulcers.

Containing 100% natural and organic ingredients, Mast Chew is Australia’s first locally manufactured plant-based and sugar-free chewing gum made from an ancient Mediterranean gum called Pistacia Resin.

Used for thousands of years to maintain gut health and treat abdominal related issues, Pistacia Resin is a mastic-like secretion from the Pistacia genus of trees.

The resin is combined with Xylitol and mint to create a unique yet familiar minty fresh flavour and texture that cleanses the mouth and soothes the stomach. 

Mast Chew contains no synthetics, latex, sugars, colours, additives or artificial sweeteners.

It is easily digested by the body and has been shown to assist in the treatment of stomach ulcers when swallowed. It can also help to relieve heartburn.

Though it’s been established that traditional chewing gum doesn’t take seven years to digest, it is true that it can cause a number of gastric issues when swallowed.

Reduced stress and improved memory function

And many supermarket brands opt for synthetic resins, fillers, preservatives and artificial sweeteners.

Some gums contain controversial ingredients, such as Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Titanium Dioxide and Aspartame.

Offering antimicrobial benefits, Mast Chew assists in the aid of dental hygiene by preventing tooth decay and eliminating bad breath.

Chewing of gum has also been linked to reduced stress, improved memory function and decreased hunger levels by mimicking the rhythmic act of chewing food.

Available in a 16-piece blister pack ($4.50 rrp) and 35-piece bottle ($6.95 rrp), Mast Chew is available nationwide at www.afpishop.com

AFPI, founded in 2015 by Dr Sharif Sharifi, manufactures foods and nutraceuticals on the NSW South Coast.

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