What is Bacterial Vaginosis?
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in the vagina. Lactobacillus is a type of bacteria that keeps the vagina slightly acidic so bad bacteria don't grow well. If your lactobacillus levels drop, more bad bacteria move in, and you get BV. This upsets the balance or pH of the vagina, causing symptoms like itchiness, burning sensations and in certain cases, thick discharge and strong odour.
It is a common affliction that most women experience at least once in their lives, usually around reproductive period. However, it can happen to women of all ages. Usually, the symptoms are mild – they cause uneasiness but not extreme discomfort. Due to this, the disease usually goes undetected for longer times.
Research has shown that reduction in this disease is positively linked to action by probiotics, rather than just antibiotics.
What Probiotics Help?
Probiotics are microorganisms that nurture healthy bacteria in a person’s digestive tract and simultaneously control germs and other unhealthy bacteria. They also aid in upkeep of gut and vaginal flora.
The strain of your probiotic determines what that probiotic will do. A probiotic is defined by three things: its genus, species, and strain. Two different strains of the same genus and species could act differently. To flavourfully enhance your health, the Tea Trove’s superbrews use Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2, a thoroughly researched and clinically proven probiotic that has multiple benefits.
Unique IS2 has been particularly effective in combating bacterial vaginosis. In a randomized clinical trial, more than 80% of subjects treated with this strain experienced reduced effects of BV than subjects who were treated with only standard antibiotics.
How Can I Incorporate Probiotics in my Daily Routine?
At Tea Trove, we work with the finest tea artisans through research and development programs that curate unique flavours that are as palatable as they are healthy. Each drink is designed with utmost attention and care to cater to each customer’s needs. These products are an easy way to incorporate probiotics in your daily routine – no pills or capsules, just a different brand of tea.
Each Superbrew product boasts over 1 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of the use Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2. This bacterium survives and germinates in the harsh conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, in the range of pH 2.0 – 0.5. It remains stable over a range of temperatures, allowing drinkers to take it the way they prefer – hot or cold – with no reduction in its efficacy. Moreover, this strain is also child-friendly.