You may know xylitol as a natural-based sweetener that can sometimes serve as an alternative to sugar (or a primary ingredient in sugar-free gum), but did you know that this sweet substance can also work to clear nasal passages and boost your overall wellness? Xlear (pronounced “clear’) offers an array of sinus-clearing, xylitol-based products. This nearly 20-year strong company started as a physician’s brand but soon evolved into a beloved medicinal must-have amongst natural retailers everywhere. The best part? Because the company’s formulas don’t include harsh chemicals, additives, or synthetic ingredients (like many nasal treatments), they are safe for daily use. Here’s what you need to know about this nose-clearing essential.
The History of Xlear
Xlear Inc. launched in 2000. For the first 10 years, the xylitol-based products were primarily marketed toward primary care physicians and pediatricians. In fact, the brand initially introduced its line at medical conventions. But over the years, Xlear became a favorite among natural retailers. Today, you can find Xlear in more than 36,000 stores nationwide.
Xlear Company Mission
With all of its products, Xlear’s company mission is the same: to provide simple and cost-effective prevention so people can live healthy and fulfilling lives. Xlear works to provide the newest innovations in drug-free sinus care and has also gone on to develop an oral care line called Spry. Spry is dedicated to helping its users have a healthy smile and enabling them to live a happy, on-the-go lifestyle.
Benefits of Xlear
So what exactly is xylitol? It’s a white, crystalline, natural sugar alcohol that’s found in many fruits and vegetables. It’s even produced by the human body (in small amounts). The substance has been researched for 40 years, with findings suggesting that it offers a variety of health benefits while being effective and safe. Xylitol has a very low glycemic index so it doesn't spike blood sugar or insulin. It also has been shown to assist in alleviating ear infections by fighting certain types of bacteria.
Here are a few benefits you can expect from Xlear products:
- Made from simple, natural ingredients
- Non-addictive, can be used with other medications
- Hyperosmotic solution soothes dry, runny noses
- Safe for daily use
Top Xlear Products
Stock your medicine cabinet with these brand favorites.
Breathe easy with a few pumps of this non-addictive nasal spray. The unique formula is designed to combat congestion caused by pollutants, germs, and allergens using xylitol and saline to wash and hydrate nasal passages.
If you’re familiar with clearing sinuses by way of a neti pot (an Ayurvedic tool that passes liquid through your nasal passages), you might think a saline solution works best. But these packets include bacteria-fighting xylitol to keep irritants at bay.
Relieve nasal pressure with this all-in-one kit, which includes one sinus rinse bottle and six sinus care solution packets (plus one free nasal spray sample). Each use delivers a high dose of xylitol and absolutely no synthetic antihistamines or decongestants.
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