I'll bet that you've had sinus problems for a while now.
I'm one of you, and we're not alone.
About 30% of the US population has seen a doctor for chronic sinusitis in some form, and probably double that if you include those folks who suffer but haven't seen a doctor for it. The constant drip of mucus and the fatigue from related inflammation and irritation can be exhausting; at times it is hard to remember what it was like when you didn't have sinus problems.
I've been there. My mother had horrible sinus problems, and so did I. They were made even worse by the muggy, pollen-laden, sweltering Midwest summers and the freezing-cold winters that dried out the air in the house so much that the skin around our nostrils cracked. But I have good news for you: I've found something that gives you the relief that you've been looking for at last. I'm going to tell you about a brand-new product that long-time neti-pot and saline users think is fantastic. Here is what one of them said:
"I have been real sick for many weeks and had to lay in bed most of the time. That is when my nose would stop up the worst. Most nights I would have to wake up several times and try to get relief so I could breathe. Since I started useing it I have to use it less and less to take care of my problem. I also have not had any problem with being dried out inside my nose like some other products did. I also do not have the draining that made my throat sore. For me, It works better for my problems than other products and I am not aware of any side effects. Don't quit making it because I don't plan to quit buying it (as I need it) Thanks" —Snoot! customer when asked of her experience.
And it gets better...75% of the people who responded to our recent survey rated this new product as "Great." In case you're wondering, this is not a drug and it does not treat diseases. It is a high-tech and simple-to-use sinus rinse that actually works because it attacks the thing that makes you miserable: your own mucus.
It has no side effects, it is non-systemic, natural, and easy on the pocketbook.
One ENT (nose doctor) that I know said "…it's so obvious that it should work, I don't know why no one thought of it before". The answer is that people have thought of it before, but until now, no one actually had the right ingredients. Due to some good fortune on my part, and a few people who are much smarter than me,we've finally figured out how to make it work.
My name is Jack Skeels, and I was and called myself a "Mucaholic". My days, nights, vacations and business trips were filled with mucus; blowing my nose, snorting and snoring, sore throats, plugged ears…you name it. I was always the first to get the cold from someone who was sick in the office (there was never a cold or flu that I didn't get, it seemed) and when I wasn't sick, I was still miserable.
I was that guy in the office who made the snorting noises all day. Sound familiar?
I'm an operations consultant. I help companies (mostly marketing agencies) do projects better, faster and leaving their people happier. You've seen the work that my teams and clients have done, but writing this webpage was never part of my plan. I've had one project of my own for 30+ years, trying to deal with my sinus problems. I gained a huge amount of knowledge through my research, studies and personal experience.
And I also learned a lot about what does and (mostly) doesn't help. I'll get to that in a sec.
"After years of going to ENT docs and avoiding neti pots like the plague, Snoot gives me great relief at last!" —Liz, author and entertainment personality with lifelong chronic sinusitis.
A personal friend wanted to license a technology from a company that made amazing oral care products favored by dentists, of which one of the best was an incredible mouthwash. I used to work in licensing so I agreed to help out. The core technology was a salt, called sodium chlorite, that is widely used in industry to disinfect meat, water and other things. The founder of the company was a great teacher.
He's now my business partner, and helping you try this product is my personal mission.
Weeks after we finished that deal I was at my desk, feeling pretty mucus-y, maybe coming down with one of those "I know I am going to be miserable with mucus for weeks" sort of head colds that might turn into a chest cold. I did something crazy and sprayed one of those sodium chlorite products up my nose. It sounds a bit crazy, but I knew that there had been studies showing that it was unlikely to cause damage.
Two things happened when I sprayed it: it hurt a lot (his products weren't designed for tender nasal tissue) and more important, I realized that it was very different from anything I had ever tried. Not burning like a pepper spray...just VERY different. I realized this might approach the problem in new and healthier way....
Maybe we don't need drugs and doctors at all...?
I had come to believe that doctors really didn't know how to cure persistent sinus problems. (About 50% or more of you are nodding your head now.) I've even seen the studies on that. Other studies have shown that the re-infection rate from sinus surgeries is about 80% -- that means that a $10,000 to $20,000 medical procedure only has a one in five chance of actually helping you! I didn't have surgery, but of all the people I know who have, only one had a long-term positive outcome.
And even if you haven't tried surgery, you've probably tried dozens of drugs…some of which can help a bit, but mostly, they are drugs: they enter your bloodstream, they have side-effects, and usually you're still not feeling all that well. I've tried decongestants, antihistamines, antibiotics, steroids, salves, steamers, dietary changes, herbal rinses… everything.
Is the Pharma-Medical Industry model not the right one for us?
Hey, the doctors know the technical aspects of the problem and they know what pills 'reduce' the problem for a while, but only those of us who suffer constantly from clogged sinuses and that burning mucus in our throats know what the real problem is.
Doctors want to find deep causes and big cures. Since doctors don't feel what you're feeling they only write you a new prescription every time you visit and that's it. They're just as happy for you to pay them another visit for refills, and they don't suffer the ongoing pain that you do. Pharma companies want to save you with a miracle drug. Medical device companies want to create the ultimate procedure. But that's not what you and your body need.
Why I Sprayed That Stuff Up My Nose...
It occurred to me that that most of what is bothering people like us is mucus. Get rid of the mucus and we'll be fine! And the doctors and the whole medical establishment are trying to treat something else, to find the big cure, the miracle drug. Why is treating mucus in the same category as curing AIDS or cancer? I'm not going to die from it, I just want the mucus gone! Adding more drugs to our bodies doesn't do that, it just makes us a drug addicts.
We all know that if our body is constantly receiving medications and chemical components, diseases become stronger and our defenses weaker. So a constant drug regimen is not really a solution.
The frequent use of medications can make your immune system weak and vulnerable to other diseases, and also that the overuse of sinus drugs like antihistamines and decongestants can have the effect of producing even worse sinus symptoms!
You know this…you've lived it. I was there, sitting up in bed at 3:00 a.m., debating whether to take a decongestant and probably not sleep much, or to take an "all-in-one" syrup that would make it impossible for me to think the next day.
Drugs aren't a solution to sinus problems, and often they cause at least as many problems as they're meant to solve. We need something that is simpler, something that gives us freedom.
Your body is better at making you well than you think. It just needs some help.
I tried a lot of things… it wasn't that nothing worked, it was just that nothing worked well. I actually did get some relief from changing my diet: no dairy, no sugar, no white flour, no orange juice, and none of about 20 other things. But I was not actually all that happy. I wanted to have my cake and eat it too!
"I started using your product just 48 hours ago and it's already made a world of difference in my sinuses. I've been suffering for a month with sinus infection and in just 2 days I'm seeing relief! Great Product!!"
Here's a thing that sort of worked for me, and you may have already tried this, or you may even be using it now – the Neti Pot. Or it may be that people are telling you that you should use one. It is a little teapot with which you rinse your sinuses using acidified salt water. I will be the first person to say that it can help. The bad news is that you need to pour 8-16 ounces of acidified salt water through your sinuses every day, often multiple times a day.
Neti Pots can work, but they are not pleasant (nor convenient) to use!
Back when I used a neti pot, which I only used when I was really sick, I would often gag and/or get the water (and mucus) on my clothing. Even at that, it was way better than most drugs, and I did use it for a while. But I like to travel, and I am a businessman and have meetings with clients. I like to go out to dinner, out for the night, away for the weekend to wine country, or just spending the day going from one place to another…and that's why the neti pot really didn't solve my problem. My nose was better, but I was chained to my bathroom sink!
There's some other recent news as well, which is that you need to use sanitized water in your neti-pot. Sadly, people did die from a scary infection known as amoebic meningitis where amoebas pass through your thin sinus tissue and enter your brain...and you die. It is almost untreatable. Please make sure everyone knows about this: Neti Pots are not harmful, but using unclean, unpurified water in one can kill you.
But I was fascinated by how and why something like the neti pot did so much for my nose when expensive doctors and drugs did not. Here's a sample of what I found in the hundreds of articles and research papers that I read:
"When mucus can't get out of the sinuses, bacteria start to grow, and that causes a sinus infection."
—Toribio Flores, MD, Cleveland Clinic
"Daily nasal irrigation resulted in improvement in the symptoms of chronic sinusitis in over 70% of subjects. Medication usage was decreased in approximately one third of participants."
—Heatley DG, McConnell KE, Kille TL, Leverson GE. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery
And all of this added up to one thing that fateful day a couple of years ago…it dawned on me: could this little sanitizing-oxidizing chemical do what a Neti Pot was trying to do? The Neti was over 3,000 years old…wasn't it time for an upgrade? And maybe this great little chemical that is used to sanitize drinking water and protect meats from bacterial and mold infections could actually change the way that a Neti Pot worked.
So we made Neti version 2.0!
It's not the neti pot that needed fixing, of course...it is the solution that you use in the neti pot that does the work. If we could make a better solution, one that was strong yet gentle enough, then maybe we could get better results. Wow, we sure did. I just wanted a different solution for the neti pot. What we got was something that means that you can throw away the neti-pot...the solution is that good!
To understand just how revolutionary this is, you need to understand how a Neti Pot really works. The traditional recipe for a neti sinus rinse has two main ingredients, acid and salt, and a lot of water. When you rinse with a neti, the salt stimulates your cilia (which help clear mucus), and the acid helps to lift and break up the mucus. "Modern" versions of the neti rinse (which can sell for $20 or more) often also include sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) because carbonates can help your nasal cilia move faster for a little while. The salt also remains on your sinuses, and as you know, salt is a preservative…it inhibits bacterial activity. Salt doesn't do much to viruses, mold, mildew, fungus, etc., but it does inhibit bacteria.
This is why there are so many over-the-counter saline nasal sprays. A lot of them are hypertonic, which means that they have more salt than your body does. More salt means more antibacterial action, but this can be irritating and in some cases damage your cilia with repeated use. Saline sprays will help you clear mucus, but you could possibly develop a dependency upon them if your cilia become weakened. And they sting a bit, sometimes a lot.
Both the neti and the saline rinse are large and bulky…even if I wanted to use them all of the time I couldn't! What I needed was to be able to shoot a neti pot up my nose from the comfort of my office chair, or when I'm on an airplane, or at the gym, or pretty much anywhere that I can't easily use a neti pot.
Meet Snoot! Nasal Cleanser
The natural, drug-free, use-any-time, easy-to-carry nose and sinus cleanser.
Working with that company with the great mouthwash, we put together a formulation that has three types of ingredients that you'll find in a traditional rinse, but it is high-tech: the best blend of acidifiers, carbonates and salts that we could find. As a result we needed less water. Not just a little less, but a LOT less. The typical neti pot rinse is about 8 ounces. With our new solution, you could get a good rinse with about one milliliter of spray...that's about a 30th of an ounce, a fifth of a teaspoon.
It was at that first moment that we realized that we had taken a home remedy that used kitchen ingredients and went space-age with it. Okay, maybe not space-age, because our ingredients have been around for hundreds of years, but we just did it a bit smarter. If you were using a neti pot 3,500 years ago and tried Snoot, it would seem space-age.
Snoot! Cleanser's formula uses chlorite salt – sodium chlorite (notice the "t") – instead of sodium chloride (also known as table salt) – it is laboratory-proven to attack and kill (not just inhibit like salt does) a wide range of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, spores, yeast, fungus, and bio-slime colonies. The acidified sodium chlorite found in Snoot! has been around for hundreds of years. It is used in the high-tech mouthwashes preferred by many dentists (Dioxi-Rinse (made by our co-founder), Smart Mouth, Oxyfresh, to name a few) and also in many modern US and European municipal drinking water systems, because of its safety and effectiveness.
We use acids and carbonates to bring the pH of the final solution to the slightly-acidic 6.3-6.8 level. We use a pinch of food-grade surfactants – they make water "wetter" – they help to get the water onto your nasal surfaces and into your sinus passages. As Howard, our co-founder and inventor, always tells us, wetter water means that you need less water!
Here's a message left by one of our very happy customers telling us how much he likes Snoot! Cleanser. (click on the "Play" button) Your results may vary, of course, but when was the last time that you heard someone so excited about a sinus product?
It is as simple as rinsing with a couple of squirts and blowing your nose.
That's the most amazing part: you can get an incredible level of sinus relief without using medications, or pills or spending a fortune on expensive treatments and specialists...just a couple of squirts up each nostril, and blow the stuff out. Here are the simple, easy-to-follow Product Instructions that come with every package of Snoot! Cleanser.
You can use Snoot! Cleanser pretty much anywhere you want! In the comfort of your own home, at the office, on a vacation, a business trip, in the airport, in a crowded subway train, around people who are sick…literally anywhere! Finally a low-cost, drug-free, simple-to-use, non-drowsy sinus treatment you can apply anywhere, any time.
But most important: what real Snoot users say....
The chart on the right shows the results of a survey that we ran in the spring of 2012. People who used Snoot! preferred it more than 10-to-1 over neti pots and saline. We get notes and calls all the time telling us how Snoot! Nasal Cleanser has given people sinus relief and freed them from a cycle of seemingly endless misery. They tell us that they'll never use their neti pot again.
Make Your Sinuses Better in Just 14 Days
Pretty much everyone loves Snoot! Cleanser. The real question is whether it will help you...and there is only one way to find out -- give it a try. We'll make that even easier for you by making it risk-free. Try Snoot for 14 days and if you don't like it, we'll refund your money with our No-Hassle, 100% money-back guarantee.
It's that simple. And you can keep the Snoot! for free. How can we do that? People who love Snoot! Cleanser tell other people.
Each package of Snoot! contains enough solution to fill the handy sprayer six times -- over a month of continuous use -- and it is only $14.95. That's less than you would pay for most other nose and sinus products that don't last as long, don't work very well and don't come with a guarantee.
You don't need to go to a store to buy it or even pay shipping and handling. We'll pack it up and ship it to you on our next business day. We also offer flat-rate USPS Priority Mail shipping (2-3 days) for only $3.95 and if you order by noon pacific time on a business day, your order ships that same day.
And if you want Snoot! SUPER-FAST, you can now buy it on Amazon.com, and get Overnight Delivery for only $3.99 with Amazon Prime shipping.
Include a friend or loved one, only $9.95 more!
So if you're going to try Snoot! Cleanser, here's one more thing. Research suggests that up to 30% of the population has some form of sinusitis that they have seen a doctor for, and even more have what is called "sub-clinical" sinusitis, where they are not really happy with their sinuses, but not so unhappy that they have gone to a doctor.
That means that at least half the people you know have some form of sinus challenge, whether it is from flu or colds, fungal sinusitis, rhinitis, or any of a dozen or more sinus and nasal maladies that don't really have cures.
This is a great deal if you want to share Snoot! with someone else who is suffering. Don't forget, we offer flat-rate USPS Priority Mail shipping for only $3.95 and if you order by noon pacific time on a business day, your order ships the same day.
Thanks much for taking the time to read this whole page, and please let us know if you have any questions!