What Causes Vaginal Odor
Feminine odor is often the result of a vaginal pH imbalance. When vaginal pH is in a normal range (3.5 to 4.5), odor-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 odor-causing microorganisms are drawn to the sugars that are naturally present in the vagina. As they metabolize those sugars, they create amines that release odor. This is the same process that occurs when we sweat—the sweat itself does not create the odor, the bacteria that is drawn to the sweat releases the odors. This is also the case with menstrual odor—the menstrual fluid itself does not have a strong odor, but the bacteria that is drawn to this high pH fluid releases the unpleasant odors.
In the vagina, maintaining a healthy pH between 3.5 and 4.5 allows beneficial lactobacillus to thrive and does not allow odor-causing bacteria to flourish. RepHresh Vaginal Gel is clinically shown to maintain healthy vaginal pH for 3 full days so it gets to the cause of odor and eliminates it.