01 May 2019
Do we need to worry about our vaginal microbiome?
The conversation around vaginal wellness is a topic that exploded this year, and we’re pleased to report it isn’t going away any time soon! Grazia’s new ‘Healthy(ish!)’ column is the latest to do a deep dive into the intimate flora. The piece, ‘Do we need to worry about our vaginal microbiome?’, centres around our best-selling ‘For women’ supplements and – bonus – it includes comments from our very own nutritional therapist, Kerry.
Here at Optibac, we’ve been striving towards a world where women can be open and honest about their vaginas; a part of our bodies that has historically been an embarrassing subject for many. It’s great to see Grazia at the forefront of this movement too! Over 42% of women in the UK haven’t been taught how to look after their intimate health and over half say they’re too embarrassed to get checked. It's vital that popular culture reframes these views, so women are encouraged to be empowered, not ashamed.
In the column, our nutritional therapist Kerry is on hand with expert information about the common factors that can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the vagina. She explains:
“Firstly, hormonal changes can cause fluctuations – it is common to suffer with issues during the first week of your menstrual cycle. Another is during times of stress and the production of cortisol, which affects levels of glycogen [stored sugar].”
Try ‘For women’
‘For women’ good bacteria supplements are designed to survive to reach the vaginal flora and are trusted by thousands of women. They’re also vegan, gluten-free and completely natural. Why not give them a try today?
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