Overview. Founded in 2000, Xlear, Inc. is recognized as the leading manufacturer of xylitol products, and one of the largest importers of xylitol in the United States. Xlear, Inc. 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 and vegetables.
Xlear, Inc. distributes Xlear®, a patented nasal spray, through pharmacies and natural food stores across the country. Xlear, Inc. has also developed a complete line of dental health products called the Spry Dental Defense System®, which brings the antibacterial qualities of xylitol into the fight against cavities, plaque and gingivitis. Xlear, Inc. also distributes XyloSweet®, a xylitol powder used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption; and Fine & Dandy Candy, a growing line of healthy, xylitol-based candies.
Xlear, Inc. is a private company with headquarters in American Fork, UT.
What is Xylitol? Research and technology have discovered an all-natural, healthy alternative sweetener that can cure the “sweet tooth” while providing health and dental benefits as well. Today, xylitol has been approved for use in foods, pharmaceuticals, and oral health products in more than 35 countries, and is the subject hundreds of published research studies.
Xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It is a naturally occurring five-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables and 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 corn cobs/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 those with diabetes or hypoglycemia.
More than 25 years of clinical testing confirms that without question xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. Regular use of xylitol has shown to reduce instances of tooth decay by up to 80%. Sugar-free chewing gums and candies made with xylitol have already received official endorsements from six national dental associations.
Benefits of Xylitol:
Xlear, Inc. currently produces four product lines using xylitol: Xlear® Sinus Care System with Xylitol, Spry Dental Defense System, XyloSweet xylitol sweetener and Fine & Dandy Candy.
Xlear Sinus Care System. When used as part of daily hygiene, Xlear’s Sinus Care System with xylitol and saline nasal solution, not only hydrates the sinuses, but it also helps the body rinse away infection-causing bacteria. Unlike prescription remedies, daily use of Xlear will never damage tissues or result in antibiotic resistance.
Thousands of Americans use Xlear daily and the results are convincing. Pediatricians and ENT physicians across the United States are now recommending Xlear to their patients to soothe the irritation and discomfort from persistent sinusitis or other ear, nose and throat maladies. Xlear is non-prescription, all natural and is non-irritating and non-habit forming.
Spry Dental Defense System® (gum, mints, toothpaste, mouthwash, oral mist spray). In 2003, Xlear, Inc. introduced a complete line of cavity-fighting oral health products that take advantage of xylitol’s unique capability to combine antibacterial action with great taste. Xlear, Inc.’s line of Spry Dental Defense products includes toothpaste, oral rinse, chewing gum, mints, 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 reduce the occurrence of plaque and cavities while improving overall oral health.
Substituting current oral care products with Spry’s xylitol-rich products and incorporating Spry chewing gum and mints as “healthy snacks” into daily routines will ensure that consumers are receiving effective amounts of oral xylitol. We encourage everyone to “Strive for 5” applications of xylitol each day.
XyloSweet® (pure Xylitol, sugar replacement). XyloSweet is pure xylitol, which has no equal as a dietary sweetener or as a food additive. XyloSweet 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 should be consumed in gradually increasing portions to allow for a brief tolerance adjustment period as different people react differently when xylitol is consumed in large quantities. Xylitol is 100% natural and has been found to be extremely safe. The FDA and the World Health Organization have given xylitol their highest rating for food additives.
Fine & Dandy Candy. Fine & Dandy Candy is a sugar-free, candy line sweetened exclusively with all natural xylitol. The first product to be released under Xlear’s new brand is SparX®, which are tiny bite-size candies available in three variety tubes, berry, citrus and fruit. Each 30 gram tube contains four natural flavors and features all of the taste of sugar-sweetened candy without the harmful affects of sugar and without any aftertaste. SparX is safe for children and adults.
Blaine Yates, Chief Executive Officer
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2013