Many feminine products from wipes and washes to douches call themselves "pH-Balanced". Some even say things like "optimal pH" or “correct pH”. Does this mean that these products help YOU to maintain YOUR vaginal pH? NO. This simply means that the product itself is set at a specific pH. In fact, this does not even guarantee that the product is set at vaginal pH levels (3.5 to 4.5). Since many of these products are for external use ONLY, they are often designed to be the pH of skin, which is higher than vaginal pH. The most common vaginal washes, for example, have a pH of 5.5.
RepHresh Gel is different. RepHresh truly helps your vaginal pH. RepHresh Gel is not just pH-balanced: It is clinically shown to maintain healthy pH. And the benefits of RepHresh Gel are long-lasting. One application of RepHresh Gel will continue to maintain healthy pH for 3 days – even if you start your period or have intercourse or have hormone fluctuations. The buffering quality of RepHresh Gel allows it to maintain healthy pH even if higher pH substances are introduced into the vagina. That is something those "pH-balanced" products are not designed to do.
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External Feminine Products
When gynecologists talk about vaginal pH and odor, they are talking about the internal vaginal pH and odor-causing bacteria that grows inside the vagina. Products like Vaginal Washes should NEVER be used internally – and this is clearly printed on the bottle of these products. So, can a wash that is used externally actually help your vaginal pH and odor? Clinical studies do not support this. In the WebMD article "Vaginal Discharge: Normal or Not?" by Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP and Laura Corio, MD they reference clinical studies where various external cleansing options were tested – from water to normal soap to antiseptic cleansers. They reached this conclusion: "External cleaning choices do not impact vaginal ecology."
RepHresh Gel is different. RepHresh goes right to the source to maintain healthy internal vaginal pH and eliminate odor. And RepHresh works WITH your body by simply maintaining the correct vaginal pH, so it does not wash away vaginal flora or unbalance the vaginal ecosystem. Instead, it maintains a healthy pH environment where beneficial lactobacillus can thrive while odor-causing bacteria cannot flourish.
Next: Deodorizing Products
It seems that a good portion of the feminine hygiene aisle is filled with deodorized products: washes, wipes, sprays, douches, powders, pads, gels and suppositories all filled with scents designed to mask feminine odor with perfumes. And we are not talking about high quality perfume either – no super models would wear these scents. These distinctive feminine hygiene scents can tell the world that you have an odor problem. In addition, doctors do not recommend scented feminine products due to potential irritation and disruption of vaginal flora. More importantly, masking feminine odor does not get to the cause of the problem.
RepHresh Gel is different. RepHresh eliminates vaginal odor without added scents because RepHresh gets to the CAUSE of vaginal odor instead of trying to mask it. RepHresh Gel is clinically shown to eliminate the cause of odor – unbalanced vaginal pH. So, odor really does go away. RepHresh is odor-free and scent-free – just fresh, clean, healthy pH. With RepHresh, there is nothing to hide. No odor. No added scents. No worries.
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