Boric acid is a major player in our treatment game. Recommended by gynecologists, it’s a clinically proven, research-backed treatment for even the most stubborn recurrent yeast infections. When used as a vaginal suppository, it begins to work right away to restore and support your normal vaginal pH, and relieve irritating vaginal symptoms.
Boric acid does the work of an antibacterial and antifungal. Amazing, right? Now, get this; it not only works against Candida albicans, it has your back when you’re facing Candida glabrata, a strain responsible for resistant yeast infections and infections that don’t respond to other treatments. Boric acid is also effective against trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infection.
There are relatively few safe and effective alternatives to treating vaginal infections on the market, and continuously using antibiotics and antifungals are not great for your gut or your health (Google it!). Boric acid takes the guesswork out of treating common vaginal infections because it can be used safely to treat Yeast, BV, pH imbalance, and even vaginal odour. If you’re feeling stress from any of the above, that’s where we come in.
Vaginal health and intimate hygiene are easy with our capsules, which are physician-recommended and designed to get you back to feeling go-about-your-day confident.
Vaginas aren’t meant to smell like roses. Vaginas smell like vaginas—musky, metallic, or maybe like nothing at all—and that’s perfectly okay. It’s completely normal to have your own unique scent down there. Unless things start to smell distinctly fishy. That’s when something’s up.
What you’re dealing with is called bacterial vaginosis, or “BV” for short. If you’re not familiar, BV happens when an overgrowth of the wrong bacteria causes an imbalance of the microbes normally present in your vagina, which throws off your natural pH. This leads to an infection and you guessed it, the smell you’re dealing with.
With BV, you experience any of the following:
- Strong fishy odour
- Thin, milky grey or white discharge
- Mild itching or irritation
- Burning when you pee
BV can also be asymptomatic, which means that you might not show any of these symptoms at all.
- Using scented pads or tampons
- Washing with scented body wash or soap
- Changes in hormones
- Sexual activity, especially frequent intercourse or sex with new/multiple partners
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of vaginal infection in women between ages 15 and 45-years-old and is responsible for 40% to 50% of clinical cases. Usually, BV doesn’t cause any serious health problems but can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (in which case, contact your doctor ASAP). Take note, BV often persists after treatment and antibiotics used to treat BV can sometimes trigger a Yeast infection.
Candida is a type of yeast that naturally occurs in small amounts in the vagina, as well as other places on and in the body. Most vaginal yeast infections are caused by the organism Candida albicans. Your vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of Candida and bacteria, with certain good bacteria, or lactobacillus, acting to prevent the overgrowth of Candida.
Yeast can get out of control when your immune system is weak or when lactobacillus, that good bacteria, can’t keep it at bay. As the healthy yeast that normally lives in your vagina grows out of control, a fungal infection occurs that causes irritation, discharge, and itchiness of the vagina and the vulva.
- Intense itchiness
- Stinging or burning of the vulva and vagina
- Pain during urination
- Pain during intercourse
- Some women experience a thick white and clumpy vaginal discharge, while others report a watery discharge
- Burning or redness in the vagina and vulva
- Swelling of the labia and vulva
With treatment, most uncomplicated Yeast infections last from three to seven days, while others can take up to two weeks to completely resolve.
- Fatigue/not getting enough sleep
- Oral contraceptives
- Changes in hormones
- Use of perfumed soap and bath products
Other things that can cause vaginal and vulvar irritation:
- Hot or humid weather
- Use of panty liners on a regular basis
- Tight or non-breathable clothing
- Wearing a wet bathing suit or damp workout apparel for too long
Think you’re alone in the battle against Yeast infections? Think again. Approximately 75% of women experience at least one in their lifetime. Many others suffer recurrent infections brought on by stress, their menstrual cycle, intercourse, or dietary changes.
If you’re in the camp that experiences recurring episodes, you might want to kick conventional treatments. Those creams and pills usually treat only yeast or bacteria and can create some pretty unpleasant side effects when used repeatedly. Ready to consider an alternative approach? That’s right, ladies. We’re talkin’ about boric acid.
Adaptogens are a class of plants, mushrooms, and minerals that help the body manage stress. They are traditionally used in ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine and are studied extensively in modern clinical research.
UTIs are very common infections that arise when bacteria enter the urethra, and irritate the urinary tract. These infections can affect several parts of the urinary tract, but the most common types are bladder infections (cystitis) and kidney infections (pyelonephritis). E-coli bacteria cause most UTI’s.
- A burning sensation when you pee.
- Frequent or intense urge to pee, and sometimes very little comes out.
- Cloudy, dark, or strange-smelling urine
- Blood in the urine
- Feeling fatigue, tired and shaky
- Fever or chills (this is a very serious symptom and may mean the infection has reached the kidneys).
- Pain and pressure in the low back or abdomen
- Having female genitalia. Women have a shorter urethra than men do so bacteria have less distance to travel.
- Sex- Being sexually active in general leads to more UTI’s also sometimes our bacteria just don’t play nicely together.
- Birth Control- Diaphrams may increase risk of UTI, also some birth control pills cause dysfunction of testosterone and estrogen receptors in the urinary and genital tissue.
- Menopause- UTI’s are actually the most common bacterial infection in women over 40 . This is most likely due to declining hormone support.
Bacteria can sometimes travel from the anus to the urethra, and it can trigger an infection. During sexual intercourse, friction and pressure can introduce bacteria to the urethra and cause infection. Always remember to pee after intercourse. This is to flush out the bacteria from the urethra. **Also important to note: Having sex with a full bladder can increase your chance of developing stress urinary incontinence.
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a painful bladder condition with chronic inflammation and sometimes there is no cause. UTI happens when bacteria infect parts of the urinary tract. The two cause similar symptoms, and sometimes the two are confused.