You can be doing “everything right” like wiping front to back, peeing after sex, and cleaning your toys after every use and still experience dryness, irritation, or infection. What gives?
Oftentimes, we treat symptoms as they arise, rather than trying to understand why they’re happening. To be fair, it’s easy to forget that our minds and bodies are intrinsically linked when you’re in pain and need to deal with your burning vagina like, yesterday. But addressing any physical health concern requires you to look at yourself as a whole, complete being rather than disconnected body parts. It goes beyond your vagina.
There are so many internal and external factors that are simply beyond our control. From puberty to menopause, our bodies are continually cycling through hormonal ebbs and flows, and the world and our relationships change with it. We’re in a constant state of transition growth, so it’s important to nurture healthy habits to promote balance in the body—and in life— from within.
During these cycles of change (or chaos), it’s important to find a constant.
Probiotic works in tandem with our topical products to target imbalance in the body. Its core benefits may start in the gut, but its positive influence supports your entire system. With 25 billion active cultures and 10 strain-specific bacteria already found in a healthy vaginal tract, Probiotic is one of the first fully organic, clinically proven supplements deliberately formulated to protect, promote, and maintain a healthy gut, immune system, and vaginal microbiome.
Regulate the Gut Microbiome & Digestion
All of our bodily processes are listening and communicating through the gut, so it’s important to maintain a balanced microbiome for a balanced mind and body.
The gut, or gastrointestinal tract, is the center of critical functions like digestion, metabolizing vitamins and nutrients, and syphoning off waste, but it can be easily disrupted for any number of reasons, from the foods you eat to the antibiotics you take to the stressful situations you might find yourself in.
Probiotic delivers a combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains to support overall gut comfort and help maintain regularity to ease abdominal pain from bloating, cramping, or constipation.
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Support the Immune System
Seventy to eighty percent of our immune system exists in our gut! When your digestion is disrupted and can’t break down the food particles properly, your bacterial benefactors sense that there is something there that shouldn't be, and activate the immune system to “protect” you from the invaders aka leftover food particles. When your immune system is putting all of its attention on the gut, it lowers your other immune system responses, which can trigger inflammation throughout the body and increase your risk for infection—vaginal or otherwise.
Ergo, a healthy gut = a strong immune system and strong(er) stress response, which can improve inflammation, mood, and overall quality of life. Probiotic delivers a boost of bacterial benefactors to strengthen the ones already living in your gut, making everything run more smoothly while decreasing inflammation.
Balance the Vaginal Microbiome
Our formula contains several strains of bacteria naturally found in a healthy vaginal ecosystem, making them essential allies in protecting against pH imbalance, bacterial vaginosis, UTIs, and yeast infections. Consistent use will lower the chance of recurring issues. The key is to take Probiotic regularly. It really doesn’t matter what time you take it, as long as you take it consistently — and preferably at the same time each day. Building a routine is as important as building a healthy microbiome.
The human body is a balancing act that relies on chemical balances in order to function properly.
One of those balances is pH levels, which can be either basic or acidic. The optimal pH level of the vagina ranges from an acidic 3.5 to 4.5, which is required to keep it functioning as its own self-regulating organ where bad bacteria don’t stand much of a chance of multiplying.
When the pH either raises to a basic level, or falls below the optimal range, the good bacteria isn’t able to thrive and can be overcrowded by the bad bacteria. If this happens, you might experience symptoms like itching, irritation, irregular discharge, or unfamiliar odors, and are more prone to bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, or UTIs.
Unfortunately, this delicate balance of bacteria can be easily thrown off from anything from taking antibiotics to sexual activity to douching (please don’t do this), and taking a probiotic will regulate flora and promote a healthy(ier) microbiome.
Our Probiotic is formulated with 10 strain-specific bacteria commonly found in a healthy vaginal microbiome and releases lactic acid to maintain a low pH environment, which is critical for vaginal health.
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Key Bacteria Strains
Lactobacilli species help with digestion, prevention of problems such as diarrhea, colon inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, vaginal yeast infections, and urinary tract infections.
Lactobacillus acidophilus: probably *the* most researched probiotic strain shown to maintain a healthy vaginal environment and support gut health
Lactobacillus rhamnosus is commonly found in a healthy vaginal microbiome and helps maintain healthy pH levels
Lactobacillus reuteri balances yeast and complements other lactobacilli strains
Lactobacillus gasseri is a dominant member of a healthy gastrointestinal and vaginal tract
Lactobacillus crispatus is found in vaginal discharge and helps maintain an acidic pH
Bifidobacterium longum and Bifidobacterium lactis improves immunity, inhibit the growth of bad bacteria, and improves intestinal health.
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