The secret of Vaginal Health is out – its all about your bacteria.

If the delicate balance between the good and bad bacteria that live in your vagina are upset, this will result in an infection called bacterial vaginosis (BV).

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection in women between the ages of 15-44. Unfortunately, bacterial vaginosis does reoccur after treatment, with 30% of women getting it again within three months and more than 50% of women getting it again within 12 months. Bacterial vaginosis, however, is not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection(STI).

The Complications

All women are at risk of getting BV, but your chances are increased if you are sexually active, have an IUD (contraception device), are a smoker and frequently douche. There is a small chance of complications, such as premature birth or miscarriage, if you develop BV while you are pregnant.

BV can also increase your chance of getting pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is a serious pelvic infection that can cause fertility problems.

Symptoms include a burning sensation when you urinate, thin white, gray or green discharge, pain, itching or burning in the vagina or an unusual vaginal discharge that has a strong fishy smell, particularly after sex.

A Happy Va-jay-jay

Clinical research has found that the use of specific lactobacilli strains restore and maintain a healthy vaginal microbiota by building up the good bacteria and preventing an overgrowth of bad bacteria, ultimately preventing BV.

Numerous studies have found that consuming probiotics daily show powerful effects in preventing and fighting bacterial and fungal vaginal infections and at establishing and maintaining healthy vaginal microflora.

The Science

A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised trial showed that probiotic strains L. acidophilus and L. rhamnosus – key ingredients in MiBiotix Women VG –  significantly improved symptoms of BV and also decreased the recurrence rate.

MiBiotix Women VG, taken once a day, is made up of 3 Billion CFU’s of L. plantarum, L.acidophilus and L. rhamnosus RH  

MiBiotix Women VG has remarkable benefits for female health by preventing bacterial and fungal vaginal infections and maintaining healthy vaginal microflora.

Remember to “Always start with your gut”.