We are right in the middle of cold and flu season and this year seems to be particularly bad. Fortunately, our large family seems to have escaped illness this year (knock on wood). My husband did have a sinus infection a couple weeks ago and lucky for him, I was armed with my Xlear arsenal of sinus care.
As you know, I am an Xlear Ambassador (Xlear is pronounced “clear”). Over the course of the year, I will be getting first hand experience with the benefits of xylitol, featured in all Xlear products, and sharing the results with you.
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. It has the same sweetness as sugar (sucrose) but with 40% fewer calories and none of the negative tooth decay or insulin release effects on sugar. Xylitol also has a low glycemic index (7) and has little effect on blood sugar levels. Xylitol is recommended by dentist, medical doctors, periodontists, pediatricians, and many health organizations and health professionals worldwide as a sweetener for anyone concerned with dental health, upper respiratory health, and sugar consumption in general.
One of the products that helped my husband when he had a sinus infection was the Xlear Sinus Care Neti. Sinuses are an important part of what keeps us healthy. They work as our body’s filter from airborne contaminates, like the flu. The Xlear Sinus Care Neti can help clean, soothe and moisturize sinuses that are afflicted with moderate congestion. Not only that, it can be used for any airborne contaminants or exposure, such as cold and smoke. It’s really a great tool, especially for those, like my husband, who was suffering from the infamous man-cold.
So, what makes the Xlear Neti so special? This neti includes six packets of Xlear Sinus Care Solution, a patented formula made with xylitol. Xylitol is a natural sweetener with many health benefits and has been shown to be effective in relieving nasal discomfort, providing less discomfort and a reduction of the use of nasal sprays and antibiotics. It is completely safe for adults, as well as pregnant/nursing women and children. It’s an all natural way to find relief during the cold and flu season.
So what do I think? Well, since my husband was sick he was more than willing to give it a try. I assure you he was chosen simply because he was sick and NOT because the idea of shooting liquid up my nose sounded a bit scary to me. Ok, maybe a tad bit of that, too.
First, you need to sterilize your Neti and make sure you use purified water. He mixed the sinus care solution in the water and added it to the pot. This is where the fun begins! In a nut shell, lean forward, tilt your head, insert the spout and what goes in, comes right back out the other side. Now, some things you just don’t want to watch your spouse do. This would be one of them. I was a bit alarmed! No worries. He assured me it was not at all painful or uncomfortable and did, in fact, clear those puppies right up! What a relief!
I can’t wait to try and share with you more from the sinus care line and other Xlear products, especially the dental line.
Xlear Inc., recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, is committed to providing consumers with the natural health benefits of xylitol. Xlear Inc. prides themselves on manufacturing all-natural products including the Xlear Sinus Care Neti, which is a patented nasal irrigation system that is safe for both children and adults.
You can purchase the Xlear Sinus Care Neti for $14.95 on the Xlear website.
One lucky reader is going to win a Xlear Sinus Care Neti!
I am a Xlear Ambassador and received the above mentioned product to facilitate my review, however all opinions are my own.