Proper Golf Etiquette Required; Especially During Allergy Season

May 7, 2012. Heads-up to all those hitting the golf course this spring; allergy season is upon us! Any seasoned golfer is well aware of the proper etiquette needed on the green. Rule No. 1? No unnecessary, distracting noises! There is nothing more game-breaking than the serial string of sneezes from that guy watching you putt, followed by the now bitter and reluctant "God bless you's" and "Gesundheits" during those critical moments of concentration. It is common knowledge that golf courses are ridden with pollen and other cough-and-sneeze-inducing allergens, but this slight setback should not make you the pariah of the green. Picking up a bottle of nasal spray would be your quickest fix, getting you back on the fairway in no time at all.

However, studies show that over-the-counter nasal sprays containing chemical ingredients such as Oxymetazoline, Xylometazoline and Phenylephrine can lead to addiction and dependency, as well as recurring symptoms of nasal and sinus congestion. Luckily, Xlear®, Inc. - pronounced "clear," is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol based products, has your answer - Xlear® Nasal Spray. The gentle, easy-to-spray formula, with the perfect balance of xylitol and saline, has been proven to be more effective at soothing and moisturizing the sinuses and nasal passages than OTC sprays with just saline alone.

Because the Xlear® Nasal Spray line is made up of all natural ingredients, void of any chemical antihistamines and decongestants, there is no fear of developing a habit-forming addiction. The hyper-osmotic solution helps pull moisture toward it, preventing your airways and sinuses from drying out quickly. Xlear® Nasal Spray products are available in both kids and classic formulas, ranging in price from $6.99 to $13.49, and can be purchased at Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe and online at A hurdle as trivial as springtime allergies should not be the determining factor between a double bogey and your perfect ace!

What is xylitol?

Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. Xylitol is an all-natural sweetener derived from corn cobs, birch trees and other natural sources, and is similar to sugar in taste and texture, but with unique health benefits not found in other sweeteners. Xylitol contains 40 percent fewer calories than sugar, has a net carb level of only 0.4 per gram, and has minimal impact on blood-sugar levels, making it an appropriate sugar substitute for diabetics. Xylitol is absorbed slowly by the body, resulting in a low glycemic index of seven compared to sugars index of 83 (or higher).

About Xlear®, Inc.

Xlear®, Inc, recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, is committed to providing consumers with the natural health benefits of xylitol. Xlear®, Inc. prides itself on manufacturing all natural products including the Xlear® Nasal Spray which is an award-winning, patented, saline and xylitol solution. In addition, they also have a complete line of dental health products under the Spry Dental Defense System® brand; XyloSweet®, a raw xylitol crystal used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption; and SparX® Candy, a growing line of healthy, xylitol based candies. Xlear®, Inc. is a private company with headquarters in Orem, Utah. For more information, visit