About Xylitol and the Xlear Products:
Xlear Inc. was founded in June of 2000 to launch the company’s first commercially
available product, Xlear® Nasal Spray.
Since that time, Xlear has grown to be recognized as an industry leader in the manufacturing
and distribution of high-quality, all natural xylitol products.
Dr. Alonzo H. Jones, D.O., a family physician in west Texas, now retired, was trying
to find a solution for all the people coming to see him for upper respiratory issues.
He studied the research pointing to the benefits of xylitol for improving oral health
and its effects on bacteria. He noted that upper respiratory problems had been steadily
increasing since the early 1970s, owing to environmental factors that include poorly
conceived drug therapy and growing antibiotic resistance. He also understood that
most upper sinus and respiratory problems were linked to chronic inadequate nasal
hygiene. Studies show that 90% of moisture and bacteria enter through the nose.
He set out to find a preventative treatment to address these growing problems. The
solution was Xlear.
Clinical studies have shown that oral xylitol administered in syrup and chewing
gum may help reduce the risk of tooth decay. The studies indicated many of the bacteria
found in the nose and mouth ingested xylitol but could not metabolize it. This prevented
the production of harmful by-products. Xylitol also helped to moisturize the nasal
passages to relieve irritation and dryness.
Based on this research, Xlear product formulation began and clinical studies followed
with the product introduction to the market in June of 2000. In his own words, Dr.
Jones explains his feelings about this revolutionary, patented product: "When I
first found out what using Xlear’s nasal spray did for children, I was really excited.
I wanted to share Xlear with everyone."
Since that time, the number of people using Xlear products, including Xlear Nasal
Spray, to help lead healthier lives has skyrocketed. Scores of people evangelize
the products based on their own experience and growing numbers of dentists, pediatricians,
ear nose and throat specialists, and other health practitioners are recommending
Xlear® to their patients. Recognizing the dental benefits of xylitol,
in May of 2003 Xlear launched the Spry Dental Defense System®,
a family of dental products containing oral xylitol for improved oral health.
Today, Xlear Inc. continues to innovate, create and distribute the highest quality
products available, including SparX®, a new candy line that actually
may reduce the risk of tooth decay with regular use.