A healthy diet and good hygiene is what you really need to stay fresh. Probiotics help but you should get everything you need from the food you eat.
Please remember :
Having a good ph doesn’t mean you don’t have a vaginal infection.
“You may not realize it, but a balanced, nutritious diet and drinking plenty of fluids are key to vaginal and reproductive health. In fact, certain foods may be effective in treating vaginal health problems. Cranberry juice and yogurt can potentially help prevent yeast infections and aid in their treatment. ”
Certain foods can help with vaginal dryness, estrogen problems and more. Your food is your doctor.
Normal ph is between a 3.8 and 4.5
There are a surprising number of triggers that can upset the vaginal ecosystem:
Menstruation: Blood has a pH of 7.4, so during your period, vaginal pH becomes elevated.
Tampons: Since they retain the fluids that cause pH to increase, tampons can contribute to the problem, especially if you “forget” a tampon and leave it in too long.
Intercourse: The pH of semen is 7.1 to 8.
Douching and cleansers: Any vaginal infusion of water or other fluids can affect vaginal pH. The pH of water is 7, and fragrances and perfumes can also irritate the vagina.
Menopause or pregnancy: These are times where hormones fluctuate, which is associated with elevated pH.
Bad diet also throws off your ph