H. Pylori in Italy

Q Please excuse me for writing to you in Italian. I have read about mastic products, owing to a diagnosed chronic gastritis along with gastric antrum lesions, associated with Helicobacter pylori. I have been prescribed antibiotics and other drugs but I want to try your products first.

I also take lactobacillus, vitamin C, and other nutrients. Will there be interference with the mastic products? I can not find your products in Italy.

FRIGO, Venice, Italy

A Mastic has been found to help eradicate H. pylori-associated ailments. There is no evidence of any interference with the products you are taking or any others that we know of. By the way, it has been noted that there are drug-resistant strains of H. pylori in northern and central Italy that make treatment with drugs less viable.

  1. Zullo A, Perna F, Hassan C, Ricci C, Saracino I, Morini S, Vaira D. Primary antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori strains isolated in northern and central Italy. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2007;25:1429-34.

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