What does the Nasal Spray Do?
NOW® Activated Nasal Spray soothes and cleanses nasal passages of dirt, dust, and irritating airborne particles. Use the spray to temporarily relieve nasal irritation and keep sinuses moist and clean. Dry airways are more easily irritated and extremely vulnerable to external contaminants. In dry weather (low humidity dessert-like conditions, and in heated homes and buildings in the winter), use it to humidify the nasal passageways for greater comfort.
How do I use the Spray?
Gently squeeze a small amount vertically upwards into nose. Use it 2 -3 times per day or when needed.
How does the Nasal Spray Work?
NOW® Activated Nasal Spray combines saline with other natural ingredients that work in complementary ways to maintain clear, moist nasal passages. First, we start with saline from natural sea salt at the concentration of physiological saline (0.85%) to moisturize nasal tissues. Erythritol and Xylitol are both safe and effective sugar alcohols. They exert what is known as an "osmotic pressure", which decreases the adherence of particles to the surfaces and lining of the nasal passages. Erythritol as a powerful osmotic agent supports nasal health by increasing drainage. Finally, the combination of grapefruit seed extract and NOW's pure essential oils soothes, moisturizes and refreshes the nasal passages. This total combination makes NOW's product a unique all-natural formula.
I have seen nasal products with Xylitol. How do these differ from the NOW® Activated Nasal Spray with Erythritol and Xylitol?
NOW's spray combines the benefits of Erythritol and Xylitol together to produce an effective formulation. Both sugar alcohols are effective osmotic agents. In technical terms, Erythritol has a lower molecular weight and thus produces a higher osmotic pressure than Xylitol and, gram for gram, Erythritol is actually more effective than Xylitol. NOW’s nasal spray contains a much higher amount of Erythritol than Xylitol. Both sugar alcohols however, work together to lessen the adherence of particles to the nose.