Taking probiotics supplements will help you maintain healthy levels of friendly bacteria in your body and boost your defenses against vaginal yeast infections. Friendly bacteria, such as different strains of Lactobacillus, can colonize your vagina leaving no space for Candida to grow and they produce lactic acid creating unfavorable conditions for Candida to thrive.
If you’re taking antibiotics, drinking alcohol or a lot of coffee, you can cause the probiotics to die off, which will make it easier for Candida to multiply and cause a vaginal yeast infection.
That’s why it’s very important to take probiotic supplements of regular basis as a preventative measure to avoid a yeast infection or during your antifungal treatment to help your body recover faster and avoid recurrence. In this review I’ll take a close look at Fem Dophilus Probiotics by Jarrow Formulas and compare it with scientific research about probiotics and vaginal health.
Where to buy: Amazon
Probiotic Strains: 5 billion CFU (colony forming units): Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus rhamnosus
Other Ingredients: Dextrose anhydrate, Potato starch, Cellulose, Magnesium stearate, Gelatin, Titanium dioxide
Directions: Take 1 capsule a day for maintenance or 2 capsules a day if necessary. Studies show that probiotic supplements should be taken with dairy products, such as milk or cheese, because it makes them more effective. You can also put some probiotic powder from a capsule in your yogurt. If you’re taking Fem Dophilus Probiotics while on antibiotics, take the capsule at least 2 hours after taking your medication.
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|How Many Probiotic Strains?|
Multiple Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bifidobacteria Strains
I would recommend Fem Dophilus if you’re using it as a preventative measure against vaginal and urinary tract infections. It’s well researched, the probiotics are guaranteed to be alive till the best before date and women who’ve tried it are generally happy with the results.
However, if you’re trying to treat a vaginal yeast infection or fighting with recurrent yeast infections, I would go for a probiotics supplement with multiple probiotic strains and a much higher CFU count than 5 billion found in Fem Dophilus. If you want to try a more potent probiotic supplement check my reviews of Raw Probiotics Women and Ultimate Flora Women’s.
I’m interested to hear about your experiences with Fem Dophilus by Jarrow Formulas. Please share your comments and questions in the comment section below.