Xylitol Nasal Wash

Xylitol can be applied nasally through a saline solution containing xylitol. Nasal Xylitol works great in preventing the growth of bacteria.

While sugar is acid forming, xylitol is alkaline enhancing. All other forms of sugar feed dangerous bacteria and fungi. When bacteria enter the body they hold on to the tissues by hanging on to a variety of sugar complexes. The open nature of xylitol and its ability to form many different sugar-like structures appears to interfere with the ability of many bacteria to adhere.

The action that xylitol has on bacteria in the back of the nose is best cure and prevention and stimulates our own defensive mechanism. Xylitol provide safe and reasonable option to many of the health problems associated with allergies and infections.

Use nasal wash as often as needed, or as directed by your physician for the relief of nasal irritation. For best results use at least 2 times daily. With head in upright position, insert nozzle in nostril and squeeze container quickly 2 to 3 times; inhale deeply to pull the spray to the back of the nose. Do this for each nostril. Administer to infants in the same manner. For those unable to inhale or when the nose is completely blocked, lie down after spraying for best results. Safe enough for infants.

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Xylitol is not a drug, has no known toxic levels and it was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1963. The only known discomfort that some sensitive people may notice initially is mild diarrhea or slight cramping, and that usually occurs when its taken in large amounts. Since xylitol is a natural substance and our body makes about 10 grams every day, as well as the enzymes needed to break it down, any discomfort usually disappears within a few days as the body's enzymatic activity adjusts to a higher intake.

Xylitol is a low-calorie alternative to table sugar that heals and repairs, builds immunity, protects against chronic degenerative disease and has anti-ageing benefits. Xylitol is considered a five-carbon sugar, which means it is an antimicrobial, preventing the growth of bacteria. While sugar is acid forming, xylitol is alkaline enhancing. All other forms of sugar, including sorbitol, another popular alternative sweetener, are six-carbon sugars which feed dangerous bacteria and fungi.

Xylitol also appears to have potential as a treatment for osteoporosis. A group of Finnish researchers has found that dietary xylitol prevents weakening of bones in laboratory rats, and actually improves bone density. Find out more...