Ascent Consumer to spice up nasal saline sets with dry salt inhaler launch

LAS VEGAS — Melville, N.Y.-based Ascent Consumer Products late last month introduced a new delivery form to the nasal saline category — a dry salt inhaler branded InHalo — as a new solution to help break up mucous and promote nasal and bronchial drainage at the ECRM Cough & Cold and Allergy EPPS conference held here.

The two dry inhalers, one for oral and another for nasal delivery, are filled with natural salt crystals. Inhaling through the device delivers saline particles either to the lungs or the sinuses, respectively. The inhalers will sell for a suggested $19.99; replacement salt crystal cartridge will retail at a suggested $8.99.

The benefits of dry salt inhalers were featured in January on the syndicated "Dr. Oz" television program. Current dry salt inhalers, sold primarily online or through specialty health stores (natural food), retail between $35 and $50, according to the company.



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