Xylitol is an all natural substance that looks similar to and tastes like sugar. When I say “natural,” I really mean it…it’s actually produced by your own body. It’s also found in the fibers of several fruits, veggies, mushrooms and wood. What makes it different from real sugar is that it’s short one carbon unit…it has 5, rather than 6. That shortage does something really awesome, it scares off the bacteria and yeast in your mouth…hence, an improved environment for your teeth. You can’t say that for sugar or any other sweetener! I would choose Xylitol over any artificial sweetener any day…it’s natural, tastes better, and doesn’t have a yucky aftertaste!
Dr. Jones then determined that a more direct delivery of this agent to the sinus tissues should have an even better result, so he mixed xylitol powder into a mild saline solution and administered it to his granddaughter in a nasal spray. In hours her condition improved, and the infection was completely cleared in only a few days – all without the use of antibiotic drugs.
Dr. Jones soon began dispensing this solution to other patients with ear, nose and throat infections, and the results were astounding. In 2000, Nathan Jones, Dr. Jones’ son, founded Xlear, Inc. in order to make the nasal wash commercially available. Since then, the company has expanded its research, product development and distribution of xylitol-based products.”