Probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics as key factors in maintaining intimate health

Nowadays, we are quite aware that a quality and balanced diet is key factor for maintaining the optimal state of our body, but we can also draw such a parallel when it comes to our intimate health – vaginal and reproductive health.

Since the guts are our largest immune organ and a kind of “factory” of bacterial cultures, for their proper functioning we need quality cellular communication. But how to achieve it?

The most intuitive way to achieve the harmony of the microbiome in the intestines, and consequently in the reproductive system, is a varied and anti-inflammatory diet that strengthens our immunity and reduces the possibility of bacterial vaginosis, fungal Candida and urinary tract infections with Echerichia coli. Such a diet presupposes already well-known foods such as cold-pressed vegetable oils, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood intake by fish, and moderate meat consumption.

Considering today’s fast-paced lifestyle, we are often unable to optimize our diet in the way we would like, so the question arises – what else can help us to be available in natural form directly from food?

Regular intake of probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics for preventive and therapeutic purposes imposes itself as a key issue on which each of us needs to find our own solution.

The synergy of probiotics (live cultures of bacteria inhabiting a healthy organism) with prebiotics (indigestible oligosaccharides that serve as food for probiotics and enable bioavailability of minerals) results in the creation of postbiotics (metabolic products of probiotics with different signaling properties in the form of immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant).

It is postbiotics that are the molecules responsible for the elimination of pathogenic microorganisms and act to reduce or maintain the desired pH value. One of the most well-known postbiotics is bacteriocin, a peptide that has bacteriostatic and bacteriocidal activity, giving it the ability to reduce and destroy unwanted pathogens present.

The most famous classic food source of probiotics are fermented dairy products with a high content of Lactobacillus, sauerkraut, fermented teas, etc., while prebiotics include foods such as garlic, artichokes, bananas. Intake of these foods helps preserve good bacteria and indirectly in maintaining the natural vaginal flora while strengthening our immune system.

But how to act when we need a “faster” solution to the already disturbed balance of intimate flora?

In the field of prevention and assistance in the treatment of vaginal infections caused by different strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi, it is important to ask how we can locally accelerate the process of reducing inflammation or complementary action in severe vaginal diseases.

As we provide daily care to our face, teeth and hands, protective care is also needed in the intimate area. Acidosalus vaginal suppositorium promotes a feeling of freshness, actively solves the problems of dry vaginal mucosa, and naturally provides conditions in which inflammation and discomfort are reduced or completely disappear.

The use of a combination of beta glucans, St. John’s wort, garlic oil, propolis and probiotic strains in the form of vaginal suppositorium (Acidosalus vaginal suppositorium) as well as oral intake of probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics (Acidosalus Forte dietary supplement) can give us a quality response regarding fight against unwanted bacterial cells.

Activate your defense resources as soon as possible, because sometimes quality health habits are much more effective than delayed therapy!

Blog written by: Matea Smojver, univ.spec Food quality/safety

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