What does the Nasal Spray Do?
NOW® Activated Nasal Spray relieves nasal irritation and cleanses nasal passages of dirt, dust, and irritating airborne particles. Use the spray to relieve nasal irritation and congestion symptoms associated with allergies, colds, asthma, sinus infections, inflammations, etc. Note however, that the nasal spray does not treat infections, but rather helps relieve symptoms. In dry weather (low humidity dessert-like conditions, and in heated homes and buildings in the winter) use to humidify the nasal passageways for greater comfort.
How do I use the Spray?
Gently squeeze a small amount vertically upwards into nose. Use 2 -3 times per day or when needed.
How does the Nasal Spray Work?
NOW® Activated Nasal Spray works in a number of combined ways. First, sea salt is an effective nasal wash at the concentration of physiological saline (0.85%). 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. See http://www.nasal-xylitol.com/ for independent information on Xylitol. Finally, the combination of grapefruit seed extract and NOW's pure essential oils soothes and moisturizes 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 fact, gram for gram, Erythritol is actually more effective than Xylitol. In technical terms, Erythritol has a lower molecular weight and thus produces a higher osmotic pressure than Xylitol. Both sugar alcohols work together to lessen the adherence of particles to the nose.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.