New Roots Femina Flora for yeast infection applied internally. At some point in life, nearly every woman will experience a vaginal infection. The type and frequency at which they occur depend heavily on the health of the vagina. The typical treatment is short-term antibiotic or antifungal therapy. While these treatments are generally effective, they do little to treat the underlying cause. Because of this, chronic, frequent recurrences are common. The key is to address the conditions which allow pathogenic bacteria and candida to flourish.
A healthy vagina is rich in lactic bacteria (commonly known as probiotics or acidophilus). Having large quantities these of "friendly flora" keeps this region moderately acidic (An ideal vaginal pH is less than 5.). This acidic environment forms a protective barrier against harmful bacteria, fungi and other pathogens. This acidic barrier is also critical in preventing destructive bacteria from reaching and infecting the fallopian tubes and ovaries. A bacterial infection in these areas can lead to infertility.
As vital as the creation and maintenance of this protective barrier is, it can be weakened or rendered almost non-existent by any number of external influences: antibiotics and sulfonamides, contraceptives (both oral and topical), medicated douches, certain vaginal medications, and diabetes. If the balance of friendly flora is altered, the entire region is left almost defenseless against a host of invading pathogens.
In the past, a commonly recommended home treatment for vaginal infections was to apply yogurt directly into the vagina. While sound in theory, it has met with limited success: most conventional yogurt contains too few probiotics and too much added sugar to be of value. The use of highly concentrated, specific probiotics, applied deep into the vagina, confers multiple layers of protection for the entire vaginal region.
First, probiotics convert sugars into lactic acid, which restores a healthy, protective pH. Second, lactic acid is the growth medium for lactic bacteria. This assists in the proliferation and re-colonization of friendly vaginal flora. Third, since candida feeds on sugar, its conversion into lactic bacteria effectively robs yeast of its growth medium and creates an inhospitiable environment for it at the same time. Finally, probiotics actively suppress both pathogenic bacteria and candida albicans.
In a study conducted by the Department of Microbiology and Gynecology at the Prague University Hospital, 40 patients with vaginal infections were divided into two groups and given two different treatments. The first group was treated conventionally. The second was treated conventionally, but was also treated using a probiotic suppository. In the short term (5-6 weeks), both treatments were equally successful (95%). However, by 2-4 months after ending treatment, the differences became strikingly clear: The success rate of the conventional-only group slipped to 82%, while the group which included probiotic therapy remained absolutely unchanged at 95%.
A second study at the same hospital using a sample twice as large (80 patients) revealed near-identical results: 95-97% success rate at 5-6 weeks for both groups, and a significant drop 3-4 months after treatment in the conventional-only group (80%). As expected, the group given adjunctive probiotic treatment remained essentially unchanged at an impressive 95 %.
As we can see, probiotic supplementation is the deciding factor in preventing recurrent vaginal infections.
Femina Flora is a specific combination of lactic bacteria, consisting of: L. Rhamnosus B, L. Acidophilus, S. Thermophilus, and L. Bulgaricus. It is highly concentrated, at a potency of 5 billion active cells per capsule. Its base consists of lactose (a milk sugar which feeds lactic bacteria) and vitamin C, which assists in acidifying the vagina as well as encouraging probiotic proliferation.
Because the lactose in Femina Flora does not enter the digestive tract, it does not affect those with lactose intolerance.
At bed time introduce one capsule deep in the vagina.
Put one capsule in nightly for 10 consecutive nights.
Concentration of probiotics for vaginal use.
EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS:
5 Billion live active cells, from a blend of L. Rhamnosus B, L. Acidophilus, S. Thermophilus and L. Bulgaricus.
Non Medicinal Ingredients:
Vegetable magnesium stearate.
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