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Time for a gut check: Are you missing out on the powerful feminine health benefits of probiotics? Below is a crash course on the vaginal microbiome and why every woman should be taking probiotics, for her digestive health, feminine health and overall wellness.
What is the vaginal microbiome?
We’ve all heard about our gut’s microbiome, but our vagina’s? A woman's microbiome does not only impact her digestive health–it can impact her vaginal health. While exploration on the digestive microbiome is more widely known and followed, research on the vaginal microbiome is still in its infancy. However, a clear link between vaginal health and lactobacillus bacteria has already been shown through clinical research. You probably don’t even realize it, but your vaginal microbiome is working overtime as your personal defensive armor against yeast infections, BV, UTIs and other things that make you feel…less than pleasant.
Falling out of balance
This delicate balance is easily disrupted by any number of factors. Sex, menstruation, vaginal washes and wipes, certain medications, and even stress are common culprits. These triggers can throw off your vagina’s balance and making it susceptible to infection.
"Vaginas are very sensitive to changes in the microbiome," Dr. Sherryº, women's health expert and author of She-ology explains. "The bacteria can be thrown off simply by changing your laundry detergent or wearing a damp bathing suit for too long. Maintaining a healthy balance of the bacteria in the vagina is extremely important as it helps ensure that there isn't too much or too little yeast."
That’s where a probiotic comes into play. Using a probiotic supplement can keep the female body in balance, helping protect from the inside, out.
Not all supplemental probiotics are created equal, however. Culturelle® Probiotics made a supplement that is designed specifically for women, Culturelle® Women’s Healthy Balance. This daily probiotic contains the proven effective probiotic strain for digestive health and overall wellness, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®). Formulated for a woman’s unique needs, it also includes a blend of four Lactobacilli most dominant in a healthy vagina to help maintain feminine health.*
How Does it Work?
Women’s Healthy Balance helps naturally protect feminine health by promoting the natural balance of good bacteria and yeast. Unlike some products which measure the number of probiotic cultures at the time of manufacture, Culturelle® guarantees the stated number of naturally sourced Lactobacilli cultures through the expiration date on the package, so you can trust you’re receiving all the probiotic benefits.
And it is recognized for safe and effective everyday use including during pregnancy. It's also free of artificial dyes, preservatives, dairy±, lactose, milk, yeast, wheat, gluten†, sugar†† and soy.
Take charge of your health and try Culturelle® today.