I’ve been an advocate for xylitol use for many years.
The addition of xylitol to saline nasal sprays, neti pots, and positive pressure bottles has been shown to make them more effective at helping to prevent ear infections in children, sinus infections in adults, and asthma and allergies in people of all ages.
Xylitol helps the body’s natural cleansing process to clear away allergens, asthmatic triggers and other harmful bacteria.
Xylitol is also one of the newest, easiest and tastiest ways that people can improve oral health. Research done in widely different conditions confirms that xylitol use may reduce tooth decay.
So I was thrilled when Green Moms Meet asked me to review the Xlear Care Kit on my blog.
The kit comes with eight products we use and love-
- Spry Toothpase
- Spry Oral Rinse
- Xlear Nasal Spray
- Xlear Nasal Spray Travel Pack of 3
- Spry Mints (2 packs of gems)
- Spry Gum (2 packs)
Just The Facts:
Xlear Nasal Spray
*Xlear is a soothing nasal spray that helps to alleviate congestion due to allergies, cold, flu, and sinusitis. It does this by being much more hyperosmotic than a traditional saline nasal spray and also by incorporating xylitol, a natural product that has been shown to decrease bacterial adherence in the nose.
*When used twice a day, Xlear nasal spray not only hydrates the sinuses and nasal passages but it also helps to wash away airborne contaminants and pollutants that lead to many common upper respiratory problems.
*Unlike many prescription or medicated sprays with unwanted side effects, daily usage of Xlear Nasal Spray is non-addictive and will not damage tissues.
*One 1.5 oz. container of Xlear Nasal Spray retails for $14.99 and will last 2-3 months with daily use.
*The Xlear Nasal Spray Economy Pack contains three .75 oz. squeeze bottles and retails for $18.99.
Spry Toothpaste Non-Fluoride
*The use of Spry Toothpaste can significantly improve oral health, when combined with proper oral hygiene and regular dental care.
*Spry Toothpaste consists of 1/3 xylitol, which provides 20-25% of the recommended dosage per day.
*Xylitol also increases mineral absorption into the enamel of the teeth, resulting in greater protection with a clean, fresh feeling that really lasts.
*Spry Toothpaste retails for $5.99 each.
Spry Oral Rinse
*Spry Oral Rinse takes a more natural approach to oral health by using a xylitol-rich, low-alcohol, and pH-neutral formula.
*It also uses a mix of natural flavorings and herbal extracts such as aloe vera, chamomile, and echinacea to help soothe irritated mouth tissues.
*Spry Oral Rinse is available in Cool Mint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, and Cinnamon flavors.
*Spry Oral Rinse retails for $6.99 each.
*Xlear Spry Gum has a flavor profile that exceeds regular chewing gum with the added benefit of xylitol.
*Spry Gum is available in four natural flavors: Spearmint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, and Peppermint.
*12 pieces of Spry Gum retails for $2.29.
*Xlear Spry Gems are naturally sweetened with 100% xylitol.
*Spry Gems combine the benefits of xylitol with natural flavorings and calcium to create a pH-balanced formula for advanced oral health.
*Spry Gems are available in Berry, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Spearmint, and Lemon Cream varieties.
*40 count Spry Gems retail for $2.19
The toothpaste and oral rinse leave your mouth feeling so refreshed. And I always have a pack of gum and some mints in my bag for those times my kids eat sugary snacks or juice. (Xylitol supposedly kills plaque on teeth!)
Another great use of the nasal spray is for airplane travel. I just returned from a trip, and the travel size was great- I spray my kids noses before takeoff for two main reasons- the nasal passages are lubricated and the xylitol kills germs from the recirculated airplane air. (both of them have their own bottle, and we write their names on them so no germs are shared.)
I have great news- as a reader of Integrative Mom, you can try this whole kit for $25! Just go to The Xlear Site and use coupon code SAVE50 at checkout.