I am very excited to announce that I am one of ten bloggers selected to be the 2013 Xlear Brand Ambassador! To kick off this wonderful opportunity, Xlear is sending us to 2013 Xylitol Convention held at the Westin Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico from February 13-17, 2013.
That’s right! I will be saying goodbye to all this snow for five full days of SUNSHINE! I can’t think of anywhere more inviting to learn about all the benefits of Xylitol!
What does this mean for you? For the next year, I will be sharing with you all the amazing products from Xlear.
Who is Xlear?
Xlear, Inc. is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products. Xlear, Inc. is committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol, a naturally occurring sweetener, by manufacturing all-natural, health-enhancing products. Xlear® Nasal Spray is an award-winning, patented saline and xylitol solution; a complete line of dental health products under the Spry Dental Defense System® brand; XyloSweet®, raw xylitol crystals used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption; and SparX® Candy, a growing line of healthy, xylitol based candies.
What is Xylitol?
Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar alcohol found in many fruits and vegetables and produced in small amounts by the human body. Xylitol is only slowly absorbed and partially utilized; therefore allowing a reduced calorie claim, 2.4 calories per gram or 40% less than other carbohydrates and none of the negative tooth decay or insulin release effects of sugar. It also has a low glycemic index (7) and has little effect on blood sugar levels. In addition, the body does not require insulin to metabolize xylitol, which has made it a widely used sweetener for the diabetic diet in some countries. In the U.S., xylitol is approved as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes.
What an exciting year this is going to be! Stay tuned to learn more (and enter some fabulous giveaways)!
Make sure you check out the other awesome Xlear Blog Ambassadors, too!
Xlear’s 2013 Brand Ambassadors:
Parents with Style – Shanda
Deals4Dummies – Jeana
A Lucky Ladybug – Randi
Mommy’s Memorandum – Julee
Susan’s Disney Family – Susan
Libby’s Library – Elizabeth
Surviving a Teacher’s Salary – Crystal
Children Teaching Mama – Roxanne
Mommy Moment – Jody
Kate N Kaboodle – Melanie