Why do you need a healthy vagina and how can Peachlife Vaginal Probiotics help?
According to public research studies, 7 out of 10 women will have to experience unpleasant vaginal infections at some point in their lifetimes. Yeast infections, urinary tract infections, and bacterial vaginosis are all common conditions women may experience. They can make the vaginal area irritated, painful, and even cause bad odor, all of which can inhibit a carefree, comfortable day to day life.
Usually, infections are treated with anti-microbial medications, but increasing drug resistance means that often recurrent infections continue to trouble women who got treatment. The use of antibiotics can actually worsen vaginal health because they not only kill the bad bacteria, but also the good ones (also known as probiotics).
Importantly, leaving chronic infections untreated can be detrimental, as the infections can spread to reproductive organs like the uterus and ovaries. This may lead to more severe diseases including endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease. These conditions are not only painful but also dangerous for your fertility and future pregnancies.
Taking care of an oncoming vaginal infection as early as possible is essential. First, we need to understand what could make the vagina prone to infections in the first place.
What makes your vaginal flora unhealthy?
Our vagina is supposed to be a powerful “self-cleaning oven”, simply put. Ideally, it is equipped with an acidic pH and helpful native microorganisms that get rid of harmful invaders itself.
However, when there is a disruption to the vaginal pH and microbial flora, invaders can take advantage of this weakened defense. The disruption could be due to synthetic clothes, sweat, sexual activities, exercise, stress, nutrition, or hormonal imbalance in the body, among other reasons.
To restore the defensive environment of a woman’s vagina and say goodbye to vaginal infections, we need to have a healthy vaginal flora.
How can probiotics help?
You may have heard about probiotics in context with gut health. Kombucha, yogurt, or probiotic supplements are often consumed to improve the gut flora. The principle is the same – gut flora guards bacteria from invading through the gut lining, aiding in the prevention of irritable bowel diseases.
Similarly, scientists have shown probiotics are beneficial for vaginal health. For example, a controlled clinical trial showed that using probiotic suppositories containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Streptococcus thermophilus reduced the incidence of recurrent bacterial vaginosis. In the year following the treatment, there are two-thirds fewer complaints about discharge and bad odor among women who used probiotic suppositories compared to those who did not.
In a similar study, just five days of using vaginal probiotics containing the Lactobacillus fermentum strain, 93% of women recovered from bacterial vaginosis or vaginal candida infections in 2-3 days. Most women also experienced less discharge and bad odor as compared to the control group who did not receive probiotics.
Quoting from a report by the World Health Organization: “There is some evidence that probiotic microorganisms delivered as foods and topical preparations have a role in preventing urogenital tract disorders.” In particular, oral and vaginal use of Lactobacilli are well supported to treat bacterial vaginosis, inhibit yeast growth, and restore a healthy vaginal flora.
How are lactobacilli beneficial?
Almost all studies regarding probiotics include the Lactobacilli, and they are most commonly linked to health benefits. So how do they help?
Lactobacilli are the dominant microorganisms that serve as a barrier to infection. In healthy people, the Lactobacilli should be abundant and occupy your entire vaginal lining. This way, they compete for space and nutrients with harmful invaders by figuratively telling them: “Full house, sorry.”
In addition, Lactobacilli can produce antimicrobial compounds such as lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide. These natural antimicrobials specifically fight off pathogens, unlike broad-spectrum antimicrobial medications that also harm our good bacteria.
Are there Lactobacilli in Peachlife’s probiotic suppositories?
You bet! Our Probiotic Vaginal Suppository formula is based on science-backed evidence.
In our Women’s Vaginal Ovueles, we use a blend of 9 different Lactobacilli strains and 2 Bifidobacterium strains. A single Capsule contains over 12 billion live CFU, making for a very potent dose.
In addition, our product is made with FDA approved and natural, vegan ingredients in an FDA-registered facility in the USA, so you can be confident about our product’s safety. All ingredients are sourced from a GMP certified facility strictly following GMP guidelines during production.
Give your vagina a beautiful home
Give your vagina a healthy environment populated with helpful bacteria! These friendly helpers aid in keeping infectious bacteria, yeast, itch, smell, and pain at bay. Most importantly, by keeping infections away, you also help protecting reproductive organs from more severe inflammations that could lead to regretful conditions like infertility.
You only need to use our suppository every 5 to 6 days, as the live probiotics will naturally replicate and grow in your vaginal tract.