Can you use Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Rhamnosus for BV?


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Can you use Lactobacillus Acidophilus for the treatment of BV (Bacterial Vaginosis)?

Lactobacillus Acidophilus can be used for the treatment of BV (Bacterial Vaginosis) because studies show it can increase vaginal lactobacilli which may protect against BV and restore vaginal microbiota. 

Studies show that the vaginal microbiota of normal women is mostly comprised of different strains of lactobacillus, known as lactobacilli. During BV the number of lactobacilli is decreased. Researchers hypothesize that treatment with Lactobacillus acidophilus can help restore vaginal microbiota to normal. 

In a clinical trial when women suffering from BV were treated with intra-vaginal capsules containing L.Acidophilus twice a day, 43% of women showed no signs of BV after 7-10 of treatment. The placebo treatment showed no effect on the status of BV after 7-10 days. 

In, another clinical trial 76.9% of premenopausal women suffering from BV were cured with 1-2 vaginal dosages of L.Acidophilus and Oestriol after 6 days. 

In another interesting clinical trial when women applied 10-15 ml of yogurt, intra-vaginally twice a day for 7 days, 100% of the women showed improvements on the second day of application. 

Can you use Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and Lactobacillus Acidophilus for the treatment of vaginal infections?

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and Lactobacillus Acidophilus can be used for the treatment of vaginal infections because the former kills bacteria, especially E. Coli, and both of them help restore vaginal microbiota to normal. 

A study evaluated the effectiveness of the combination of Lactobacillus Rahmnosus and Lactobacillus Acidophilus on vaginal pathogens. The study found that the combination was effective against various pathogens causing Bacterial and Aerobic Vaginosis. Also, the combination was much more effective against E.Coli. 

This combination of lactobacillus when taken orally is also effective as a probiotic supplement to improve gut health, restore gut microbiota and improve the intestinal immune system. 

In the video below, Karlene Karst gives us a 3-minute professional supplement review on Vaginal Probiotics, these supplements work to help create a delicate balance of bacteria in a woman’s vagina to help keep issues from arising:

This is our recommended Probiotic Supplement with Lactobacillus Acidophilus:


Gut+ from ProBiology (Probiotics + Prebiotics Formula)

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