Think small town Texas. Dr. Jones, an osteopathic physician, is in his office catching up on the latest clinical research. He has a steady stream of young patients coming in with ear and upper respiratory infections, and he wants to do anything he can to help. He comes across a few studies on xylitol, a natural sweetener derived from the fibrous parts of plants. As he reads, Dr. Jones learns how xylitol inhibits the formation of bacterial biofilm in the mouth, leading to improved oral health. He dives deeper and notices that xylitol has an anti-adhesive effect on Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus pneumoniae, creating an environment where the bacteria cannot flourish.
Then he thinks. Those are the same bacteria that cause ear infections. Could xylitol work the same miracle in the Eustachian tubes as it does in the mouth?
He puts his hypothesis to the test. After mixing some xylitol and saline together, he dispenses the solution into the nose of his granddaughter who has recurring ear infections. He instructs the child’s parents to use the spray at every diaper change. They follow the protocol and within days Dr. Jones’s granddaughter recovers. Infection-free without the use of antibiotics.
After such a startling success, he starts using the solution with other patients suffering from ear and upper respiratory infections. They have similar results. And not only with ear infections, but with sinus issues, asthma, allergies, and colds too. People start traveling hundreds of miles to get their hands on the xylitol solution.
Seeing the xylitol spray’s impact, Dr. Jones asks his son Nathan Jones to build a business to distribute it better.
That’s how Xlear, Inc. was born.
Today Xlear, Inc. has a few brands, including Xlear Sinus Care for a healthy upper respiratory system and Spry Dental Defense products for improved oral health. All brands use the magic of xylitol to help the body be healthy.