SOURCE: Xlear, Inc.

April 29, 2008 11:06 ET

Xlear Introduces All Natural Green Tea Flavored Xylitol Gum

Spry Gum Exclusively Sweetened With All Natural Xylitol

OREM, UT--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Xlear Inc., the leading manufacturer of xylitol products, today introduced Spry Green Tea Flavored Gum, an all natural gum sweetened exclusively with xylitol and made with natural green tea. Spry gum is part of the Spry Dental Defense System, which includes Spry Coolmint Toothpaste, Spry Coolmint Oral Rinse, Spry Tooth Gel, and Spry mints. Other Spry gum flavors include spearmint, peppermint, cinnamon and fresh fruit.

Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener found in fruit, vegetables and other natural sources. Unlike other sugars and sugar alcohols, xylitol cannot be digested by the bacteria (Mutans Streptococci) that cause plaque. As a result, xylitol-rich oral care products such as Spry Green Tea Flavored Gum have shown to provide the following benefits:

-- Reduce cavities by up to 80%;

-- Inhibit the ability of cavity-causing, plaque-forming bacteria to adhere to teeth;

-- Reverse early cavity formation;

-- Reduce dental plaque formation; and

-- Reduce gum tissue inflammation.

"Our Spry gum products are among the most popular xylitol gums on the market, and we are excited to be able to expand the product line with a great tasting, all natural green tea-flavored gum," said Blaine Yates, chief executive officer of Xlear, Inc. "The benefits of chewing gum sweetened exclusively with xylitol have been validated many times over, and more and more dental professionals around the world are recommending our gum to their patients. We look forward to consumers' reaction to our new gum, and are confident that it will become one of their favorites."

A number of xylitol gum studies have found that bacteria levels in plaque decreased with increasing exposure to xylitol. To influence bacteria levels, many of the studies recommend using xylitol gum three to four times a day, particularly after snacks and meals.

Spry Green Tea Flavored Gum is made with a natural plant sourced gum base, and is exclusively sweetened with xylitol, which makes up more than 65 percent of the gum's total weight. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for Spry gum is $0.99 per 10-piece blister pack.

For more information about Spry Green Tea Flavored Gum, or xylitol, please visit Xlear.com. Spry gum and other Spry dental products are available nationwide through Xlear's several thousand retail partners, as well as at Xlear.com.

About Xlear, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Xlear, Inc. is recognized as one of the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, and one of the largest importers of xylitol in the United States. Xlear, Inc. is committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol by manufacturing all natural, health-enhancing products. Xlear, Inc. offers Xlear Nasal Wash, an award-winning, patented saline and xylitol solution; a complete line of dental health products under the Spry Dental Defense System brand; XyloSweet, raw xylitol crystals used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption; and Fine & Dandy Candy, a growing line of healthy, xylitol-based candies. Xlear, Inc. is a private company with headquarters in Orem, Utah.

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