Probiotics for Women: Jarro-Dophilus Review #MomsMeet

Strains Matter
Probiotics are an important part of health. Traditionally, we got our probiotics in fermented foods such as pickled veggies, and yogurts. 

Modern society is losing fermented, cultured foods. Most pickled foods on the shelves are in a bath of vinegar and brine and not actually fermented. This is why it's important to supplement our diets with live culture probiotics.

Why do we need probiotics?

Probiotics are good strains of bacteria that support health. They keep pathogens or "bad bacteria" in check. They also aid in digestion and nutrient absorption. If bad bacteria outnumber the good, infection, inflammation and disease are able to set in.

Having a good internal flora promotes hormonal balance and helps to make some of the essential vitamins needed by the body - A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, K, and biotin. 

Our modern lifestyle can wreak havoc on the healthy bacteria in our gut. Antibiotic use, pesticides, processed food, cesarean sections, and an over-reliance on antimicrobial products, and stress have contributed to the dramatic depletion of healthy gut flora.

As I said above, we aren't getting live-culture ferments in our modern diet and so it is up to us to add them.

Jarro-Dophilus & Fem-Dophilus

Jarro-Dophilus® Women contains four clinically documented probiotic  lactobacilli vaginal strains, including H2O2 producers isolated from healthy women that promote optimal vaginal microflora*
  • Clinically tested for efficacy in helping to maintain protective, native vaginal flora.*
Lactobacillus crispatus  LbV 88
Lactobacillus jensenii  LbV 116
Lactobacillus gasseri  LbV 150N
Lactobacillus rhamnosus LbV 96
  • These lactobacilli are the prevalent and dominant species of healthy vaginal microbiota.*
  • Promotes urinary tract health.*
  • Patented: L. crispatus LbV 88, L. jensenii LbV 116, and L. gasseri LbV 150N produce hydrogen peroxide (H202), which is important for maintaining healthy vaginal flora.*
Lactobacilli For Vaginal Health*
Documented lactobacilli species present in Jarro-Dophilus acidify the vagina by producing H202 and lactic acid, lowering vaginal pH and together promote normal vaginal flora and a healthy microbial environment.*
Diminished lactobacilli, elevated vaginal pH, reduced H202, and antibiotic use can result in recurrent microbial imbalance.*

Fem-Dophilus® contains two patented and clinically documented probiotic strains, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, GR-1® and Lactobacillus reuteri, RC-14®, discovered and developed by Dr. Gregor Reid and Dr. Andrew Bruce at Urex Biotech. Over 25 years of research supports the oral use of GR-1® and RC-14® to colonize and promote vaginal and urinary tract health.* A special manufacturing process protects the probiotic strains in Fem-Dophilus® from stomach acid and enhances probiotic bacterial survival to the lower intestine.*

  • Oral Probiotic for Natural Vaginal Health*
  • Clinically-Documented Benefits
  • 25+ Years of Research and Clinical Studies For Vaginal and Urinary Tract Health*
  • More Than 20 Studies Demonstrating Safety and Efficacy*
  • Patented Lactobacilli Strains: GR-1® and RC-14®
  • Prevention Magazine: Top 10 Breakthrough '07

GR-1®/RC-14® and VAGINAL FLORA (also called microbiota)
In one of the randomized clinical trials, 75% of women in the GR-1®/RC-14® probiotic group experienced significant improvement in vaginal flora composition, while only 34% of women in the placebo (non-probiotic) group experienced similar improvement.
Martinez, et al. Can J Microbiol 2009;55:133-138

Jarrow Women's Probiotics & Me

Having the opportunity to try Jarrow Women's probiotics came at a perfect time for me. I was finishing a course of antibiotics. It's been a very long time since I've used antibiotics and I wanted to make sure that I repopulated my flora that was wiped out during treatment. 

I started the probiotics the day I took my last probiotic. I continued until I finished the Jarro-Dophilus. 

You know what? I was able to see a huge marked difference, I didn't get a yeast infection that typically always follows antibiotic use for me. In fact, my doctor had also prescribed two doses of Diflucan to follow up with and I still have them! That is amazing to me. I'm so happy the timing was right and I was able to see very clearly how well the probiotic worked for me.

Now I am taking the Fem-Dophilus just to continue the health. Jarrow Women's are seriously the best probiotics for your lady parts! 

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