Founded in 2000, Xlear, Inc. is recognized as a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality xylitol products. Xlear is committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol by manufacturing all-natural, health-enhancing products based on the sweetener found in wood, fruits, vegetables and other natural sources.
Xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It is a naturally occurring five-carbon polyol (sugar alcohol) found in many natural sources and is produced in small amounts by the human body. For commercial use, it is manufactured from xylan hemicellulose sources such as birch trees, cane bagasse and corncobs/ stalks. It is the sweetest of the polyols with the same sweetness as sugar (sucrose), but with 40% fewer calories and none of the negative tooth decay or insulin release effects of sugar.
Classified on nutrition labels as a carbohydrate, xylitol has been used in foods since the 1960s and is approved in the United States as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes and is safe for use by anyone concerned with the overconsumption of sugar or for those on a sugar-controlled diet.
Decades of clinical testing confirm that xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. The U.S. FDA has authorized the statement that regular use of xylitol may reduce the risk of tooth decay. Sugar-free chewing gums and candies made with xylitol have already received official endorsements from several national and international dental associations.
Xlear Inc. distributes Xlear®, a patented nasal spray with xylitol, through pharmacies and natural food stores across the country. Xlear has developed a complete line of dental health products called the Spry® Dental Defense System, which utilizes the beneficial qualities of xylitol to make a delicious and effective tool for supporting oral health. Xlear also distributes XyloSweet ®, a xylitol sweetener used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption; and SparX®, a xylitol sweetened candy.
Key Market Areas
• Oral Care/ Dental Hygiene
• Dietary Supplements
• Nasal Spray
Xlear Nasal Spray. When used as part of daily hygiene, Xlear Nasal Spray, a xylitol and saline nasal solution, hydrates the sinuses and helps the body rinse away the pollutants, irritants and airborne contaminants that enter the body through the nasal passageways. Unlike prescription remedies, daily use of Xlear will never damage tissues or result in antibiotic resistance. Pediatricians and ENT physicians across the United States are now recommending Xlear to their patients. Xlear is safe for use by all ages, non-prescription, all natural and is non-irritating and nonhabit forming. Available in both Adult and Kids Xlear packaging as a convenient spray and in packets for mixing into neti-pots for nasal irrigation.
Spry Dental Defense System (gum, mints, toothpaste, mouthwash, oral mist spray). Xlear’s line of Spry Dental Defense products includes toothpaste, oral rinse, chewing gum, mints, moisturizing oral mist spray and tooth gel. Studies have repeatedly shown that the incorporation of xylitol-rich products into one’s daily routine has substantial oral health benefits. Spry products provide a rich source of dental xylitol that helps improve overall oral health.
XyloSweet (pure Xylitol, sugar replacement). XyloSweet is pure xylitol, which is as sweet as sugar, has no aftertaste and contains 40% fewer calories than regular sugar. Because xylitol looks, acts and behaves like sugar, it can be used for everyday sweetening, cooking and baking applications. Xylitol is 100% natural and the U.S. FDA and the World Health Organization have given xylitol their highest rating for food additives.
SparX. SparX are tiny, bite-size candies available in three variety tubes: berry, citrus and fruit. Each 30-gram tube contains three natural flavors and features all of the taste of sugar-sweetened candy without the harmful effects of sugar and without any aftertaste.
Xlear recently introduced its Strawberry –Banana flavored Spry Tooth Gel. The gel is sweetened with 100% xylitol, an allnatural sweetener that may reduce the risk of tooth decay. The gel was developed for children ages three months and up and can be used for application on their teeth and gums to help promote good oral care at an early age. Xlear has partnered with Live-Right, the maker of the Baby Banana Brush, to offer a combo kit that includes the Baby Banana Brush and Strawberry- Banana flavored Spry Tooth Gel.
Xlear also recently introduced its portable 45-count Spry Mints tubes. The mints are sweetened exclusively with xylitol, a natural sweetener that provides numerous oral health benefits. The mints are non-GMO, gluten-free products and are recommended by dentists and hygienists around the world.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2010