What Causes Vaginal Odour
Feminine odour is often the result of a vaginal pH imbalance. When vaginal pH is in a normal range (3.5 to 4.5), odour-causing bacteria is inhibited, so your vagina smells normal and healthy. When you feel discomfort or start to smell fishy, that signals elevated pH and is a good time to use RepHresh Gel. Prolonged elevated pH could lead to BV, an infection which could require medical attention.
These odour-causing microorganisms are drawn to the sugars that are naturally present in the vagina. As they metabolize those sugars, they create amines that release odour. This is the same process that occurs when we sweat—the sweat itself does not create the odour, the bacteria that are drawn to the sweat release the odour. This is also the case with menstrual odour—the menstrual fluid itself does not have a strong odour, but the bacteria that are drawn to this high pH fluid release the unpleasant odours.
In the vagina, maintaining a healthy pH between 3.5 and 4.5 allows beneficial lactobacillus to thrive and does not allow odour-causing bacteria to flourish. RepHresh Vaginal Gel is clinically shown as pH balanced for vaginal use. It gets to the cause of odour and eliminates it for 3 full days so.