After reading the extensive research done in Finland about the benefits of xylitol, Dr. Lon Jones developed a xylitol nasal spray to treat his patients with persistent upper-respiratory infections. He successfully treated his granddaughter’s ear infections, and soon began dispensing the solution to other patients with ear, nose, and throat issues. The results were astounding. In 2000, Nathan Jones, Dr. Jones’ son, founded Xlear Inc. in order to make the nasal spray commercially available.
Since the company formed in 2000, Xlear Inc. has been recognized as the leading manufacturer of xylitol-based products in North America. The company’s goal is simple: to provide simple and cost-effective prevention. Xlear Inc. is committed to providing natural, health-enhancing products based on the safety, effectiveness, and science of xylitol. From the beginning, Xlear Inc. has been the industry leader, providing the newest innovations in drug-free sinus care in the natural channels and FDM channels. Xlear Inc. has also developed an oral care product line, branded as Spry. With its natural formulations, it is a category leader in natural channels.
Key Market Areas
• Natural Oral Care in Health Food and FDM channels
• Natural Sinus Care in Health Food and FDM channels
Xlear Inc. distributes Xlear®, a patented nasal spray with xylitol. In order to provide multiple delivery options for the xylitol saline solution, Xlear Inc. also developed a neti pot, sinus rinse, and a kid-friendly nasal spray. Studies show that xylitol is effective in the upper airway helping reduce the risk of a variety of upper respiratory problems. It effectively alleviates congestion, washes the nose, and moisturizes the airway. ENTs, sleep specialists, nurse practitioners, and other professionals have all seen what Xlear can do and continue to recommend it to their patients.
Xlear Inc. is also the maker of the Spry® brand of products. Spry is designed to be the best Dental Defense System, offering a line of products that work together throughout the whole day to effectively improve oral health. The Spry brand consists of a full line of products including, toothpaste, gum, oral rinse, mints and even moisturizing mouth spray. Also included in the lineup are child-friendly toothpastes and oral care kits. All of the products are made with natural ingredients and feature xylitol to benefit the oral cavity. Numerous studies show that xylitol may reduce the risk of tooth decay. Because of its effectiveness in oral care, xylitol has been highly used in the dental industry. The Spry products are dentist recommended and specifically made to help the consumer conveniently take care of her teeth.
Xlear Inc. also distributes two natural sweeteners, Lite&Sweet™ and XyloSweet®. XyloSweet is pure xylitol, which is as sweet as sugar, has no aftertaste, and contains 40% fewer calories than regular sugar. Lite&Sweet is a blend of erythritol and xylitol and has 75% fewer calories than sugar. Both are zero carbohydrate sweeteners. Because both sweeteners look, act, and behave like sugar, they can be used for everyday sweetening, cooking, and baking applications.
Xlear expanded its line of sinus care products with the addition of XlearMax. XlearMax relieves even the most severe cases of sinus pressure, congestion, and headaches. The addition of capsicum to the xylitol solution quickly alleviates congestion due to inflammation, while Aloe Vera soothes irritated sinus tissues.The Spry Dental Defense line now features alcohol-free mouthwash. Spry Alcohol-Free Mouthwash rinses the hard-to-reach places without the harsh burn. With anti-plaque, fresh breath, healing, and kids, enamel-strengthening formulas, everyone is sure to find the right match.
Spry reformulated its toothpaste to remove parabens and sorbitol for an even better end product. Spry Toothpaste features xylitol and cranberry extract for natural anti-plaque and tartar control benefits
723 South Auto Mall Drive
American Fork, UT 84003
Nathan Jones — President & CEO
Bill Robbs — Vice President of Sales
Shad Slaughter — Spry Brand Manager
Mike Hooper — Xlear Brand Manager
Published in WholeFoods Magazine July 2017