How can Boric Acid Suppositories get to the root cause of vaginal infections?
Vaginal infections are among the most common feminine health problems women struggle with. A shocking 70% of women report having bacterial vaginosis (BV) or yeast infections (candida infections) at some point in their lifetimes. If this is you, rest assured, you are not alone in this battle! Read on to learn what’s causing the problem and how Boric Acid can help in tackling it.
The overlooked root cause of vaginal infections
Why do infections occur in the first place? The female vagina is a sensitive area that needs a balanced pH and flora (helpful bacteria) to remain healthy. When this intricate harmony is disrupted, you are more prone to infections, much like how you get sick more often when the immune system is weakened.
The typical treatments for vaginal infections are antibiotic or antifungal medications. Many times, they are necessary and effective in getting rid of the bacterial or yeast infections. However, it is reported that more than 50% of the women will have a recurrence of BV or abnormal vaginal flora that leads to another infection within 12 months.
Unfortunately, infections can keep coming back because the yeast infection treatment does not address the real problem – an imbalanced pH and vaginal flora. In fact, antibiotics and antifungals not only kill the bad bugs, but also kill the friendly bacteria that strengthen your vaginal health. Remember the last time you took antibiotic pills and had diarrhea? It’s because the medication can kill native gut bacteria too.
Therefore, to address vaginal infections not once, but for good, it is important to restore the healthy pH balance and vaginal flora. This is where Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories can help.
What are Vaginal Boric Acid Suppositories?
Don’t be intimidated by the word “acid” and assume it is corrosive or bad. Your vagina is an interesting environment that is naturally acidic. Our body’s overall pH is around 7.4, but the vagina requires an acidic pH range of 3.8 to 4.5 to be healthy. Activities such as sexual intercourse, synthetic clothes, exercise, and menopause can all shift the pH to more basic, allowing harmful pathogens to accumulate.
If you experience vaginal discharge, bad odor, itching, and irritations, these may be signs the vaginal pH is out of balance. Boric Acid Suppositories can help you manage these discomforting symptoms, which often persist even when the infections are cleared.
Is Boric Acid safe and effective?
The safety of Boric Acid Suppositories is well established, and they are cited as a treatment by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As early as 1974, Boric Acid was shown effective for preventing recurrent candida albicans infections. A more recent systematic review of 14 studies also concluded that “boric acid is a safe, alternative, economic option for women with recurrent and chronic symptoms of vaginitis”.
Boric Acid supports feminine health due to its antiseptic and antifungal properties that inhibit microbial growth in the vagina. But more importantly, it aids in restoring the vaginal acidity and re-establishing the ideal environment for beneficial vaginal flora to return.
How do you use Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories?
Before starting the treatment, it is a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure Boric Acid is compatible with your existing medications. If you don’t have any medical conditions that prevent you from using boric acid, you may follow the directions on the product label.
The vaginal suppository is only for use in the vagina and not by mouth (orally). Usually, you are advised to insert one suppository into the vaginal canal per day.
According to the CDC, 600mg of boric acid in a capsule is recommended once daily for 2 weeks in treating recurring vulvovaginal candidiasis. Similarly, 600mg of Boric Acid daily for 21 days could benefit bacterial vaginosis following the typical anti-bacterial treatment. You should not need to use boric acid for an extended period. If the condition doesn’t improve after a month, you may want to visit a doctor and see if something else is going on.
Where can you buy Boric Acid?
Boric Acid Suppositories are available as a homeopathic remedy that supports vaginal health. The products may vary in the amount of Boric Acid contained in each capsule. Following CDC’s recommendations, you should look for a product that contains 600mg of Boric Acid per capsule. We carry Vaginal Boric Acid Capsules and you may see our product here: Peachlife Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories.
It is also important to look for a product with easy absorption and reliable quality. Our Boric Acid is finely milled inside the capsules to help prevent clumping. A product that uses FDA approved natural ingredients is a good indicator of quality, hence our product is made in the USA, by an FDA approved manufacturer.
Our Probiotic Vaginal Suppositories are an excellent follow up to the Boric Acid Suppositories. The 11 Probiotic Strains, or "helpful bacteria", further support Vaginal Health and a balanced Ph by introducing live colony forming units. Click here to read our Feminine Probiotics Q&A and find Peachbody Vaginal Suppositories here.