Every day our bodies are introduced to airborne irritants like dust, pollen, and bacteria. When your nose functions properly, it filters the air, preventing irritants from entering into the lungs. Mucus then carries the irritants to the back of the throat so they can be swallowed. However, if you are allergic to certain contaminants, your sensitive mucus membranes can become swollen and irritated. Naturally, the body responds by creating excess mucus. The surplus of mucus is thicker and stickier, causing increased congestion.
Using a nasal wash flushes out the excess mucus blocking the nasal and sinus passageways. Traditionally, a nasal wash is performed with a neti pot—a device similar in shape and function to a teapot. The spout goes in one nostril as the person tilts her head. The saline solution flows through the sinuses and out the other nostril, rinsing the sinuses of the mucus and contaminants.
Traditionally, the nasal wash solution is a simple saline. Unfortunately, repeated use of saline alone can irritate the sinus tissues. It also doesn’t provide as much relief as other nasal washes.
To give you maximum comfort and optimal health, Xlear has formulated a nasal wash solution with xylitol. Xylitol is added to safely make the solution hypertonic, which allows it to pull the extra moisture out of swollen, irritated sinus tissues. The combination of xylitol and saline quickly alleviates congestion and cleanses the nasal passages. It gently washes away irritants and mucus, while moisturizing the sensitive sinus and nasal tissues. Safe for daily use, Xlear’s natural nasal wash is an effective way to receive symptom relief.