Maintaining the correct pH Balance in your vagina is the key to preventing vaginal yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Correct vaginal acidity levels create an unfavorable environment for fungus (such as Candida) and bacteria serving as a natural barrier and protection from infection.
Using vaginal gels that help balance your pH is very useful especially if you often get yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. In this article I’ll discuss what are the best vaginal pH balancing gels and when you should use them.
Take a look at my picks:
IsoFresh contains 12 doses of pH balancing gel which makes it the most economical option. I like the fact that it’s the most gentle pH balancing gel available and it’s got many ingredients that promote a healthy vaginal pH, such as lactic acid, sodium lactate and sodium hydroxide. check my full review of IsoFresh pH balancing gel here.
Purified water, carbomer, cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose, lactic acid, sodium lactate, sodium chloride, xylose (from raspberry), sodium hydroxide, clary sage oil, and a nature-identical preservative (phenethyl alcohol and caprylyl glycol)
RepHresh Vaginal Gel is the most popular gel of this type on the market. It contains 4 pre-filled applicators that lasts 3 days. Apart from being a pH balancing gel, it also acts as a sexual lubricant. However, to enhance its lubricating properties, it contains glycerin and glycerin is believed to promote growth of harmful bacteria. So, although it’s got very positive reviews I would avoid this product. If you’re looking for a sexual lubricant that doesn’t contain glycerin, check my review here.
Purified Water, Glycerin, Polycarbophil, Carbomer Homopolymer Type B, Ethylparaben Sodium, Propylparaben Sodium, Sodium Hydroxide.
Balance Activ is designed to relieve symptoms of vaginal infection, such as odor or abnormal discharge. It helps restore vaginal pH to help you prevent a new infection or alleviate your symptoms before seeing your doctor. It comes with 7 pre-filled tubes. You can check my full review of Balance Activ gel here.
Lactic Acid, Glycogen, Propylene Glycol, Methylhydroxypropyl Cellulose, Sodium Lactate, Water, PH 3.8
There are a few key factors that can disturb your vaginal acidity levels:
They also use chlorine that kills all the bacteria, however not all bacteria in your vagina is bad. There is also good bacteria responsible for maintaining a healthy pH by producing lactic acid. When this bacteria disappears the conditions are perfect for vaginal infections to start. You can learn more about how swimming pools can cause vaginal infections here.
You can use vaginal pH balancing gels:
You can use vaginal pH balancing gels for as long as you need and as often as you need. However, if you notice an abnormal discharge or an itching or burning sensation, stop using it immediately. It may be a sign of an allergic reaction, in this case try another product.
Using vaginal pH balancing gels can be very beneficial for your vaginal health. It may help you prevent yeast infections and BV and alleviate your symptoms when waiting for your doctor’s appointment. It’s also great when you want to feel fresh and reduce vaginal odor. Apart from pH balancing gels, there are other products that will help you maintain a healthy acidity in your vagina and promote vaginal health:
I’d love to hear about your experiences with vaginal pH balancing gels. Did they work? What products do you recommend? Please share your comments and questions in the comment section below.
My name is Kams and I'm passionate about researching health related topics. I created this website for Candida sufferers looking for reliable information about yeast infection treatments. I hope that through my articles I'll help you make the best decisions regarding your health and get rid of Candida for good.