The Latest Supplement to Hit Shelves Is a Vaginal Probiotic
The world of supplements is booming and this industry has something for every health concern or ailment. Case in point: say hello to the newest addition to the supplement shelf, the probiotic for your vagina. This newbie, called the Vaginal Probiotic+ ($74.99), has been created by the Australian brand JSHealth Vitamins.
If you’re new to the world of vaginal probiotics (as we are!), this supplement is designed to support vaginal health as well as gastrointestinal health and general wellbeing. The formula includes Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri to support both vaginal flora and gastrointestinal health while the addition of cranberry helps encourage urinary tract health and reduce the occurrence of cystitis. Sounds good to us!
According to JSHealth, it’s estimated that 50 percent of menstruating people will suffer from urinary tract infections in their lifetime, with thrush also a common experience. To help keep the healthy flora, uh, flourishing, a probiotic designed for the vagina can help, much like it does when probiotics are taken to improve gut bacteria.
“As a female founder and nutritionist, I am so fortunate to be in touch with a community of women who are constantly relaying what they are struggling with in terms of their health,” said JSHealth founder and director, Jessica Sepel, in a press release. “Yeast infections and UTIs are in the top five complaints that we receive and our customers have been very open about their wish for a natural vitamin solution to help with these intimate issues.
“It took 12 months to source very specific probiotics from Denmark that have been proven to support vaginal health and vaginal microflora. We then also added in cranberry extract at a therapeutic dose to support urinary tract health. This Vaginal Probiotic+ yields 20 Billion CFU which is a therapeutic dose of probiotics designed for optimal results.”
If you’re prone to issues like UTI’s, a supplement like this sounds right up your alley. While vaginal health might be the last thing on your list of concerns, this new supplement does highlight the importance of taking care of your vagina, which is a reminder we can all do with. Speak to your GP if you have any concerns.