The healthy human vagina is dominated by lactobacilli, which play an important role in protecting the host from urogenital infections.
⦁ The lactobacilli help maintain vaginal acidity by producing lactic acid, bacteriocins and hydrogen peroxide.
⦁ The female vagina has a naturally acidic pH that ranges from 3.5 to 4.5.
⦁ This acidic environment maintains that the levels of “good bacteria” (lactobacilli) and “bad” bacteria in balance.
⦁ A bacteria imbalance in the vagina can lead to irritation, odor or infections such as Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), the most common vaginal infection among menstruating women.
⦁ The presence of lactobacilli and their production are important for the vaginal health