About 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. Xlear Inc was founded in June of 2000 to launch the company's first commercially available product, Xlear Nasal Spray. Since that time, Xlear has grown to be recognized as an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality, all natural xylitol products. Dr. Alonzo H. Jones, D.O., a family physician in west Texas, now retired, was trying to find a solution for all the people coming to see him for upper respiratory issues. He studied the research pointing to the benefits of xylitol for improving oral health and its effects on bacteria. He noted that upper respiratory problems had been steadily increasing since the early 1970s, owing to environmental factors that include poorly conceived drug therapy and growing antibiotic resistance. He also understood that most upper sinus and respiratory problems were linked to chronic inadequate nasal hygiene. Studies show that 90% of moisture and bacteria enter through the nose. He set out to find a preventative treatment to address these growing problems. The solution was Xlear Clinical studies have shown that oral xylitol administered in syrup and chewing gum may help reduce the risk of tooth decay. The studies indicated many of the bacteria found in the nose and mouth ingested xylitol but could not metabolize it. This prevented the production of harmful by-products. Xylitol also helped to moisturize the nasal passages to relieve irritation and dryness. Based on this research, Xlear product formulation began and clinical studies followed with the product introduction to the market in June of 2000. In his own words, Dr. Jones explains his feelings about this revolutionary, patented product: "When I first found out what using Xlear's nasal spray did for children, I was really excited. I wanted to share Xlear with everyone."