NOW Foods - Activated Nasal Mist with Xylitol - 2 oz. (60 mL)
NOW Foods Activated Nasal Mist With Xylitol is a saline activated formula containing erythritol, xylitol, sea salt, and essential oils that cleanses nasal passages of dirt, dust, and irritating airborne particles. Dry, scratchy nasal passages can make it difficult for the nose to properly filter out the dirt, dust, debris and other invisible airborne compounds that we're exposed to every day. But these airborne agents are no match for the unique collaboration of natural ingredients in NOW Activated Nasal Mist.
NOW Foods Activated Nasal Mist With Xylitol is a refreshing new formula that was especially designed to make breathing easier by cleansing and moisturizing the delicate tissues of dry, itchy nasal passages, without resorting to harsh chemicals. By combining erythritol and xylitol, unrefined sea salts, grapefruit seed extract and deionized water with essential oils from thyme, spearmint, eucalyptus, wintergreen and tea tree, NOW has put a natural spin on nasal wash products. And because it's free of alcohol, decongestants and synthetic preservatives, NOW Activated Nasal Mist is safe for users of every age.
- Contains Erythritol and Xylitol
- Relieves Nasal Irritation
- Rinses Nasal Passages
- Natural Formula
What does the Nasal Spray Do?
NOW Activated Nasal Spray relieves nasal irritation and cleanses nasal passages of dirt, dust, and irritating airborne particles. Use the spray to relieve nasal irritation and congestion symptoms associated with allergies, colds, asthma, sinus infections, inflammations, etc. Note however, that the nasal spray does not treat infections, but rather helps relieve symptoms. In dry weather (low humidity dessert-like conditions, and in heated homes and buildings in the winter) use to humidify the nasal passageways for greater comfort.
How do I use the Spray?
Gently squeeze a small amount vertically upwards into nose. Use 2 -3 times per day or when needed.
How does the Nasal Spray Work?
NOW Activated Nasal Spray works in a number of combined ways. First, sea salt is an effective nasal wash at the concentration of physiological saline (0.85%). Erythritol and Xylitol are both safe and effective sugar alcohols. They exert what is known as an "osmotic pressure", which decreases the adherence of particles to the surfaces and lining of the nasal passages. Erythritol as a powerful osmotic agent supports nasal health by increasing drainage. See http://www.nasal-xylitol.com/ for independent information on Xylitol. Finally, the combination of grapefruit seed extract and NOW's pure essential oils soothes and moisturizes nasal passages. This total combination makes NOW's product a unique all-natural formula.
I have seen nasal products with Xylitol. How do these differ from the NOW® Activated Nasal Spray with Erythritol and Xylitol?
NOW's spray combines the benefits of Erythritol and Xylitol together to produce an effective formulation. Both sugar alcohols are effective osmotic agents. In fact, gram for gram, Erythritol is actually more effective than Xylitol. In technical terms, Erythritol has a lower molecular weight and thus produces a higher osmotic pressure than Xylitol. Both sugar alcohols work together to lessen the adherence of particles to the nose.
The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.
In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.
History of NOW
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed – NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.
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- Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.
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