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The vagina’s natural protection

Your vagina has a natural protective layer which is acidic in nature, making it effective in preventing infection.

Your vagina has a natural protective layer which is acidic in nature, making it effective in preventing infection. This protective layer is maintained by an acidic environment produced when lactobacilli (good bacteria) break down the glycogen (starch) contained in the secreted vaginal mucus. The broken-down glycogen then produces lactic acid (or milk acid) which keeps the vaginal pH at its most natural balanced state. This low pH (low pH = high acidity, high pH = low alkalinity) environment, in turn, allows the growth of lactobacilli and inhibits the presence of harmful bacteria.

However, the vagina needs a lot more help in its self-preservation because it is extremely delicate and sensitive, and there are many lifestyle factors influencing this balance.

Functions of Lactic acid

Lactic acid is vital in protecting your intimate area. For one, it decreases the pH in the vagina, increasing the acidity and in turn creating a favourable environment for the desirable microbial balance. This kind of pH-friendly environment enables the growth of lactobacilli and helps maintain an effective cycle of the vagina’s acidic protective layer.

The Vagina’s Natural Defence Cycle

The Vagina’s Natural Defense Cycle The natural acidic protective layer prevents infection

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