As more and more studies showed the diversity microbiota of the vagina, the microbiota of healthy women is generally dominated by Lactobacillus spp, which can create an acid environment to protect the host against some vaginal infections from sexual intercourse, menstruation or 。menopause etc.,several adverse health outcomes are occurred such as bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis, trichomoniasis, pelvic inflammation disease and the risk of preterm birth.
Functional Probiotics VGA-1
●The VGA-1 have great tolerance of stomach acid and bile salt, they have been proven to survival in the lower intestine.
●Help to maintain or restore healthy vaginal flora which is important in maintaining vaginal health.
●Support the healthy balance of vaginal and urinary tract bacteria.
The friendly probiotic bacteria will create a proper vaginal flora. The evidence shows the friendly microorganism will associate with a healthy urogenital tract (vagina and urinary tract).
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Potential commercial applications:
●Maintaining urogenital health: capsules, spray, gel
●Increase the added-value of the original product: VGA-1 can be added into fermentation products, dietary supplement, milk (fresh/powder) and sports drinks to enhance the nutrition values.
●Effectively Inhibit pathogens
●Change the vaginal pH
●Re-establish vaginal flora ecology
●People with weakened immunity (menstruation and pregnancy)
●The menopause is influenced by a change in hormone levels
●Recurrent vaginal infections
●Taking oral contraceptives, antibiotics, steroids