First of all, what is Xylitol? I have never heard of it before and all of a sudden as soon as I was asked to review this product it was like, BAM! Buzz word! I admit I was a skeptic before I began my research quest. Funny thing, one of my favorite fitness models swears by xylitol (just another fun fact that popped up)! So, while I was excited to begin with because the product is all-natural, I grew more excited because I was discovering all of the fun facts and amazing benefits of this amazing little product.
Xylitol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate, that looks and tastes just like regular table sugar. It is a natural sweetener that can be extracted from any woody fibrous plant material. Commercially it is extracted from renewable resources such as corn cobs, and also from less environmentally sustainable sources such as hardwood. Xylitol also occurs naturally in our bodies – in fact, an average size adult manufactures up to 15 grams of xylitol daily during normal metabolism. Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar.
I’ve always had issues with my nose being dry and/or stuffy for as long as I can remember. I’ve used most of the commercial saline nasal sprays our there but this one finally hit the nail on the head. Xlear keeps my nasal passages moist and clear within 10 minutes throughout the day. The taste is sweet, so that’s always a bonus (remember me, the sugar girl!). Therefore it is the best I’ve ever used.
The Xlear Nasal Spray line contains Xylitol, purified water, salt, and grapefruit seed extract as a preservative. Using Xylitol nasal spray allows us to have a hyper-osmotic solution which helps pull moisture toward it. This action keeps the nasal passages and sinuses moist and clean for a much longer time than saline alone. Xylitol is the ingredient that sets our nasal spray apart from all of the other nasal sprays on the market.
The Xlear Nasal Spray line is all natural products, we do not use chemical antihistamines or decongestants that can leave your airways and sinuses dry. When your sinuses and airways are dry it leaves them vulnerable for increased infections.
It’s hard to imagine that the spray I’ve been using is for kids;I can’t wait to try out the adult one!
This product can be found in your local Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, Pharmacy, Natural Health Stores, or online at their website listed below.
To find out more information about Xlear Nasal Spray, click here.
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Product was received for this post. However, opinions expressed here are my own.