Your vagina contains good bacteria and microorganisms, known as your vaginal flora, which maintain the natural, healthy balance of your vagina. The most common bacteria are called lactobacilli and any disruption to the level of lactobacilli in your vagina can cause infections such as thrush or bacterial vaginosis BV.
Many factors can affect the levels of your lactobacilli, including changes to your vagina’s pH balance, hormonal changes and even the type of clothes or underwear you wear. Many of these situations are unavoidable, but using vaginal probiotics can help you maintain healthy levels of lactobacilli.
Your vagina and lactobacilli
Probiotics are known to be beneficial for your gastrointestinal health and similarly, vaginal probiotics can help to improve or maintain your vaginal health. They are especially helpful if you suffer from frequent vaginal infections such as thrush and Bacteria vaginosis 1, helping to deliver more of the good lactobacilli bacteria directly into your vagina.
1 F. De Seta 2004, Lactobacillus plantarum P17630 for preventing Candida vaginitis recurrence: a retrospective comparative study