How to regulate your pH down there

A new kind of tampon developed by Lil' Drugstore Products, Inc. launched on September 23 that touts the label "gynecologist-recommended," as the RepHresh Brilliant pH Tampons work to both provide absorption during your period and regulate your "vaginal pH," a world's first.

On September 30, Kristin Stewart, the director of marketing at RepHresh Brand, explained the company "has an international presence... offering products in 33 countries, including Europe."

However RepHresh Brilliant pH Tampons ($6.99/€5 for a box of regular or super absorbancy) are currently only available in the United States.

What separates these tampons from, say, eco-friendly o.b. or the popular Tampax Pearls is they have"pH-reducing Micro-Ribbons" with citric acid and L-lactide to keep your vagina healthy and balanced during menstruation as the pH level increases to 7.4 compared to the "normal non-menstrual vaginal pH range," which "is 3.5 to 4.5," according to RepHresh's site.

Lauren Streicher, an OB/GYN, said, "Gynecologists have long been aware of the importance of maintaining a normal pH. This is an excellent improvement to traditional tampons, and many of my patients will benefit from it."

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