What is heartburn/GORD?
Heartburn affects 1 in 5 people every week and is the most common symptom of acid reflux/GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease).
When suffering from acid reflux/GORD, the acid produced by the stomach for digestion leaks up through the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES). The burning sensation associated with heartburn occurs when the escaped stomach acid irritates the delicate tissue of the oesophagus (food pipe).
Magastic EXTRA is a natural remedy containing a stronger dose of Chios mastic gum. Mastic gum has strong anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe the irritated tissue of the stomach and oesophagus allowing healing and recovery. Mastic gum has also been shown, even at low doses (1 mg per day for two weeks), to cure peptic ulcers rapidly (published in the New England Journal of Medicine). In addition to this, other studies have shown the H. pylori bacterium becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotic treatments. In clinical trials, mastic gum killed some of the resistant strains tested.