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Xlear Review: Xylitol Nose Spray and Cough Drops that Make Surviving Spring Allergies Much More Tolerable

Xlear Review: Xylitol Nose Spray and Cough Drops that Make Surviving Spring Allergies Much More Tolerable

Is it just me, or do you agree that the weather has been abnormally funky lately?! From super warm one minute to windy and freezing the next, my allergies are really hating life right now! I guess it doesn’t help that I’m pregnant and all my bodily systems are in overdrive – but still! And while I’ve never been one to take medications unless I absolutely have to, being pregnant makes everything a no-go so there’s really no avoiding the “pain”.

Or is there?

Thanks to Xlear and their lines of Xylitol Nose Spray (for both kids and adults), as well their Sugar-free Cough Drops, I feel like I can at least almost breathe and get through these spring months in one piece.

Keep reading to find out more…

For Infants, Toddlers & Adults*

THE PRODUCTS:

Xlear is all about promoting upper respiratory health and alleviating congestion in the most natural ways possible. Using a secret patented, natural saline spray containing xylitol – an ingredient which cleanses and moisturizes – their nasal sprays help to moisturize and soothe your sinus and nasal passages without drying them out like other saline nasal sprays generally do. [Those sprays actually leave your sinuses more irritated and susceptible to external contaminants.]

So what is xylitol?

Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It’s not an artificial sweetener, but a natural sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables and produced in small amounts by the human body. Xylitol has been researched for over 40 years, resulting in thousands of studies confirming its effectiveness and safety.

Xylitol also has cleansing benefits; it almost acts like soap for your nose. This industry-leading formula alleviates congestion and also prevents bacteria and other pollutants from sticking to nasal tissues.

More about Xlear Saline Nasal Spray:

  • Patented solution with Xylitol reduces tissue inflammation and naturally opens airways
  • Hypertonic solution is more effective than saline alone at rinsing, cleansing, and moisturizing
  • Non-GMO Project ingredients guarantee the products you put in your body are natural
  • Drug-free formula can be used as often as needed without the risk of addiction or rebound
  • Easy-to-use 1.5oz bottle delivers approx. 240 fine-mist sprays
  • A .75oz bottle is also available
  • Also available in a Kid’s Nasal Spray, Neti Pot and MAX Homeopathic Saline Nasal Spray with Capsicum

Xlear Sugar-Free Cough Drops:

The benefits and characteristics listed above [for your nasal passages] are also great for your throat. Xylitol is clinically proven to break-up bacterial biofilms in your throat, the communities where bacteria thrive, and inhibit bacteria from sticking around. This means Xlear Cough Drops actually work against the thing causing the problem in the first place, not just masking the problem.

With four milligrams of menthol in each drop, they also suppress your existing cough, soothe your irritated throat, and moisturize dry tissues.

So what’s wrong with the popular brands of cough drops?

Those brands sweeten their drops with sugar (aka, sucrose, a food bacteria love); this only feeds the bacteria, which is what causes the problem in your throat in the first place. So you may have some relief, but only for a fleeting moment. Other brands try to skirt this problem by providing “sugar-free” options, but they’re sweetened artificially. And you don’t want the risks that come with that.

More about Xlear Cough Drops:

  • Sweetened with xylitol to hydrate dry tissues while providing on-the-go oral care
  • Infused with menthol for fast relief and cough suppression
  • Xylitol inhibits bacteria’s ability to adhere to soft tissues, which reduces their ability to thrive
  • Natural non-GMO ingredients so you can feel good about what goes in your body
  • Available in Sweet Black Cherry, Green Apple and Honey Lemon flavors

HEALTH-WISE:

The Benefits of Using a Xylitol Nasal Spray:

Allergies, colds, the flu, and nasal congestion can be uncomfortable and hold you back from getting the most out of life. In order to alleviate symptoms, many people choose to use a nasal spray. When you’re looking for fast-acting relief, Xlear’s xylitol nasal spray is the most effective natural choice.

Formulated by a board certified physician with the user’s health and comfort in mind, Xlear Xylitol Nasal Spray offers cleansing capabilities that clear away built up mucus and irritants while moisturizing the nasal passages.

On the contrary, most nasal sprays on the market contain synthetic ingredients that can actually make your symptoms worse over time. These synthetic ingredients dry out the nasal passages, leaving them irritated and exposed to exterior contaminants. Active synthetic ingredients such as oxymetazoline (Afrin, Zicam, 4way,etc) work as a vasoconstrictor (constricts blood flow to the nose) which is intended to allow for easier breathing in the short term; however, continual use can be damaging and do more harm than good over time. This common ingredient is also highly addictive and is not to be used for more than a few days.

Unlike its synthetic counterparts, Xlear’s xylitol nasal spray is natural and safe for daily use, without any side effects or the risk of long-term damage.

Xlear Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol:

Regular use of xylitol nasal spray can be very beneficial. When the bacteria and contaminants cling to the mucous membrane inside your nasal passages, you are at risk for infectious disease or illness. Since it works as a cleanser and humectant, coating your nasal passages regularly with xylitol reduces the ability for any invaders to get comfortable in your airways. Research has shown that those who regularly use saline nasal spray like Xlear are at a significantly lower risk for respiratory infections.

Xlear’s saline nasal spray with xylitol is also safe to use in tandem with cold, flu, or allergy medications. Naturally formulated with non-GMO ingredients, Xlear’s saline nasal spray with xylitol is the natural alternative for family respiratory care.

*The Xclear Kid’s Nasal Spray is safe for both infants and toddlers, although I’d suggest consulting with your pediatrician before using any new product or medication.

THE COMPANY:

Since it was formed in 2000, Xlear Inc. (pronounced “clear”) has been recognized as the leading manufacturer of xylitol-based products in North America. The company’s goal is simple: to provide simple and cost-effective prevention so people can live healthy and fulfilling lives.

From the beginning, Xlear Inc. has been the industry leader in providing the newest innovations in drug-free sinus care through its Xlear brand. Xlear Inc. has also developed an oral care product line, branded as Spry. As a leading brand, Spry is dedicated to helping its users have a healthy smile and enabling them to live a happy, on-the-go lifestyle. (Stay-tuned for our Spry review, coming soon!)

PRICE:

Nasal Sprays and Cough Drops both start at $6.99. You can also purchase larger sizes or packs with multiples to get a bigger bang for your buck.

WHERE TO BUY:

You can purchase Xlear products via their Online Store, or to find the retail location nearest you, please visit their Store Locator.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Being stuffy and congested can definitely ruin my day, as it’s hard to talk, concentrate, eat, and most of all – just plain breathe! Now add to that the fact of being pregnant, and days can really…well, suck! That’s why I’m so thankful for finding Xlear and their natural remedies for my overly congested nasal passages – no thanks to these lovely spring allergies!

With their daily use Xlear Saline Nasal Spray or their Capsicum spiked MAX Homeopathic Saline Nasal Spray for those super tough days, I can now breathe easier – both figuratively and literally – knowing that I’m using an all-natural aid that is actually helping to prevent the problem in the first place!

And let me go on a tangent for a moment and admit that yes, I once gave-in to the “traditional brands” of nasal spray – back when I was a Jr. High student and neither my mom or I knew any better. Well, needless to say it was addicting and left my nose dryer, more plugged up, and worse off than even before I started! Since then, I swore to never use that stuff again and have since used random saline sprays and the like, none of which truly do the job.

Thankfully, Xlear is different and truly is a godsend – especially now – and is why I’m such a big believer in them and all they stand for!

Don’t believe me? Or maybe you do and need to get your hands on some now!! Then definitely check out the Xlear line of nasal sprays and cough drops today because it’s those small steps that make healthy living a lifestyle – for both you and your kiddos – so why not take one today?!

For more information about Xlear, please visit their website and check them out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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