Normal vaginal pH in reproductive years
pH ≤ 4.5 (usually between 3.8 to 4.5)
Acidic: protective against yeast and bacteria that produce infection
pH (potential hydrogen): From 0 to 14
– pH < 7 : acidic (lots of hydrogen ions)
– pH > 7 : basic/alkaline
Before menstruation and after menopause:
A healthy pH usually ≥ 4.5 because, normally in these stages rises.
pH ≥ 4.5 (high) in childbearing age: Risk of infection for bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas
Too acid may reduce fertility (sperm likes alkaline environment, between 7.0 and 8.5, during sex the environment changes temporarily in order to protect the sperm to reach the ovum)
You can test your pH at home
Lactobacilli bacteria: A gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria, give the vagina its acidic pH level, lives in the vagina and secrete lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide, it’s a good bacteria.
1. Measure pH balance of the vagina, you can use an easy Vaginal Health Ph
2. Natural dietary supplements, restores and maintains vaginal acidity, can be used before and after having sex; eliminates vaginal odor.
3. Probiotics or eat yogurt, helps balance internal flora, creating an environment that is more conducive to maintaining digestive, urinary, and vaginal health. Requires refrigeration.
4. Use Boric Acid Vaginal Suppositories, is a natural compound that helps restore vaginal balance.
5. Use prebiotic vaginal suppositories, supports vaginal flora for natural and long-lasting protection, this do not required temperature control (refrigeration)
6. Vaginal Wash, to clean vaginal area and keep pH balanced, cleanses and freshens, Removes Odor-causing bacteria, use it with warm water.
7. Use a gentle cleanser, convenient for on the go, you may carry in around, great for in-between times!
9. Take a natural soak bath, great for refreshing, with ingredients such as green tea, aloe vera, mango and chamomile extracts.