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Q&A: Xlear CEO explains Xlear Nasal Spray’s lasting role against COVID-19
Drug Store News ^ | 08/01/2021 | David Salazar

Posted on 08/01/2021 9:41:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Nathan Jones, CEO of Xlear, said that he feels that his company is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic in better shape and is prepared to help retailers in the post-COVID era. He talked with Drug Store News about the challenges ahead.

Drug Store News: How has Xlear fared during the pandemic?
Nathan Jones:
Xlear as a company has fared fairly well. It is a respiratory pandemic and, within a month of it starting, we had physicians around the world tell people that using nasal sprays like ours, nasal sprays that contain antiviral agents, would be of benefit to them. There were physicians from California, Europe, New Zealand and Florida all talking in the media and mentioning Xlear by name. As soon as we could, we shipped off some product to have it tested against this new virus in a lab and found out that within minutes of exposure, the virus was destroyed.

It took us a few months to get all of these studies written up and published in the medical literature. Now that the research is in the public domain, we have to start the process of getting the politicians and the bureaucrats who actually make healthcare policy to read and understand the science.

DSN: How are your retail partners doing with the category and your brand?
NJ:
The first few months after it started last year, we had a back order situation, but since then, we have been able to keep up with production and to grow our business. Government regulation from the FTC has really slowed us from being able to share science and info here in the United States, so most of our sales growth has been from overseas where we are able to share the science of how nasal sprays work. It really is a simple concept: 90% of the viral load is located in the nose and upper airway, and anything we can do to reduce that viral load is going to slow the spread and reduce symptoms.

DSN: What do you suggest retailers do to maximize sales and profits?
NJ:
Share research with your customers. We all are happy that the vaccines have been developed in record time. However, if we continue to stay myopically focused only on them, we are going to fail. We already know that we will never reach herd immunity by the vaccines — there are too many people that either can’t get one or that just don’t want to. Rather than shaming them in the media and calling them “anti-science,” why don’t we just look at other options that can help? That is where nasal sprays could play a role. A multilayered defensive strategy is always the most successful, including washing your hands, washing your nose, wearing an N95 mask and keeping our distance from others when we need to.

DSN: What is in the pipeline?
NJ:
With all of the research supporting Xlear, we have applied for an “emergency use authorization” with the FDA. We have five in vitro studies showing how our nasal spray affects the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we have a good understanding of the method of action of how the xylitol blocks adhesion, we have small in-human trials of COVD-19 patients showing great results and we have two larger trials underway right now.

We also continue to roll out our OTC drugs that combine the decongestants, nasal steroids and antihistamines with the hydrating and cleansing properties of xylitol.

Other than that, what we have in the pipeline is a toothpaste that we just started selling that improves the strength of the enamel by upwards of 40%.

The original research behind xylitol is how it actually works to prevent tooth decay by changing the microbiome of the mouth to bacteria that just don’t create acid. Fluoride is great for helping to make the teeth strong, but it does nothing to the bacteria that are creating the acid — the real culprit. dsn



TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: covid19; covidprevention; covidprotection; covidprotocol; goodnews; nasalspray; xlear

1 posted on 08/01/2021 9:41:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
For those interested, here are more articles:

Over-the-Counter Nasal Spray Could Be Effective Against COVID-19

This Over-the-Counter Medication Can Kill COVID, Study Says

Some very small studies , say the use of Xlear nasal spray could reduce the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, according to Dr. Gustavo Ferrer, a pulmonary disease medical professional at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura,


2 posted on 08/01/2021 9:45:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Mix some bromhexine in there and protect both the upper and lower respiratory tracts concurrently.


3 posted on 08/01/2021 9:56:23 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O'Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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About 3 months ago it was mentioned on a web sight I frequent that those people who were on inhalers because of Asthma were not catching the cough. Unfortunately is was by perscription only.


4 posted on 08/01/2021 9:57:30 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; AZ .44 MAG; Baynative; bgill; ...

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5 posted on 08/01/2021 10:19:44 PM PDT by bitt (<img src=' 'width=500>)
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I have that and use it daily! I even have the cayenne version. Too chicken to try it but will if a cold catches me.


6 posted on 08/01/2021 10:21:16 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop ("There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration” - Pompeo)
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Ping


7 posted on 08/01/2021 10:32:19 PM PDT by WhattheDickens? (Funny, I didn’t think this was 1984…)
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I’ve been using budesonide allergy nose drops for my sinus allergies. I will try this product.


8 posted on 08/01/2021 10:40:09 PM PDT by 38special (I should've said something earlier)
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Interesting.


9 posted on 08/01/2021 11:55:18 PM PDT by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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Been using Xlear when I go out shopping for the last four months.


10 posted on 08/02/2021 1:50:23 AM PDT by DAC21
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“Been using Xlear when I go out shopping for the last four months”

The other “active” ingredient which supposedly destroys the virus is grapefruit seed extract. I guess I can see the acidity of that potentially killing the virus.


11 posted on 08/02/2021 1:56:14 AM PDT by DAC21
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I’ve been mixing a few drops of grapefruit seed oil into my saline sprays for years - it has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and may help against viruses too...


12 posted on 08/02/2021 5:55:06 AM PDT by trebb (Fight like your life and future depends on it - because they do.)
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Sounds like the nasal spray can replace the ‘hand sanitizer’ in ‘fighting’ CoVID. Better than a mask!!

Take a ‘snoot’ before entering a business, and another after leaving the business.


13 posted on 08/02/2021 8:24:09 AM PDT by RideForever (Know Islam, No Peace; Know Peace, No Islam)
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Here's more information regarding government approval...

In a petition addressed to the Centers for Disease Control , Xlear compares the use of nasal spray to handwashing, citing that both wash away pathogens.

On Dec. 8, 2020, Xlear submitted a Pre-Emergency Use Authorization request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
14 posted on 08/02/2021 8:30:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Thanks.


15 posted on 08/02/2021 12:18:43 PM PDT by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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I’ve been using Xlear for at least 5 years. It’s great stuff. Another great nasal/sinus product is Alkalol. My pharmacist/Brother-in-Law taught me about it. I mix 1/4 tsp of xylitol in it if I’m feeling sinus problems coming on and it stops any infection brewing.

https://www.alkalolcompany.com/


16 posted on 08/02/2021 3:45:32 PM PDT by Darnright (We live in interesting times)
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RE: Alkalol

Boy, who would’ve thought that a nearly 120 year old medicine would still be effective today?


17 posted on 08/02/2021 6:00:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Mark


18 posted on 08/03/2021 10:42:19 PM PDT by thingumbob (Antifa. Carrying on Hitler's legacy one beating at a time. )
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bkmk


19 posted on 08/11/2021 11:13:18 AM PDT by Faith65 (Isaiah 40:31 )
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