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2015 Company Profiles: Xlear, Inc.

723 S. Auto Mall Dr., P.O. Box 1421
American Fork, UT 84003
Toll Free: (877) 599-5327
Phone: (801) 492-2100
Fax: (801) 492-8011
Website: www.xlear.com

Providing Simple, Healthy Prevention

Xlear, Inc. (pronounced “clear”) is recognized as the leading manufacturer of xylitol-based products in North America. The company’s goal is simple: to provide simple, healthy prevention. Xlear, Inc. is committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol by manufacturing all-natural, health-enhancing products based on the natural sweetener, which effectively draws moisture to surface tissues and has been found to have interesting effects on specific types of bacteria.

Company History

A few years before Xlear, Inc. was founded, Dr. Lon Jones, a general practice physician, was treating his granddaughter for a persistent ear infection and conducting extensive research on antibiotic immunities and alternative antibacterial treatments. His studies led him to a large volume of research done in Finland about the beneficial effects of xylitol chewing gum on upper-respiratory infections in children.

Dr. Jones then determined that a more direct delivery of this agent to the sinus tissues should have an even better result. He mixed xylitol powder into a mild saline solution and administered it to his granddaughter in a nasal spray. In hours her condition improved, and the infection was completely cleared in only a few days—all without the use of antibiotics.

Xlear's Nasal Spray group

Xlear’s Nasal Spray group

Dr. Jones soon began dispensing this solution to other patients with ear, nose and throat infections, and the results were astounding. In 2000, Nathan Jones, Dr. Jones’ son, founded Xlear, Inc. in order to make the nasal spray commercially available. Since then, the company has expanded its research, product development and distribution of xylitol-based products.

Since 2000, Xlear, Inc.’s leading product, Xlear Nasal Spray with xylitol, has offered a simple solution to a host of problems relating to the upper airway. Xlear, Inc. is supported by a team of doctors, and scientists who have reinforced the use and benefits of xylitol through continuous research. The company strives to educate medical professionals, as well as their patients, about the healthy properties of xylitol products.

Xlear, Inc. is certified ISO 13485 and ISO 9001, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Licensed. With adherence to strict standards and an extensive line of xylitol products, it is no wonder that Xlear, Inc. is the xylitol expert.

Product Overview

Xlear, Inc. distributes Xlear, a patented nasal spray with xylitol, through pharmacies and natural food stores across the country. Xlear, Inc. also developed other products like a neti pot, nasal rinse, and a kid-friendly nasal spray, all using the wonders of a simple, xylitol saline solution. Studies show that a xylitol has great effects on the upper airway, helping reduce the risk of sinus, ear and other upper-respiratory infections. Some studies have shown as much as a 42 percent reduction of ear infections when xylitol products are used. People have also experienced improvement with allergies and asthma with the use of Xlear. ENTs, sleep specialists, nurse practitioners, and other professionals have all seen what Xlear can do and continue to recommend it to their patients.

Key Executives

• Nate Jones, President
• Tom MacDonald, CEO
• Bob Astleford, Director of Operations
• Bill Robbs, Vice President of Sales