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I am a huge fan of probiotics and use them regularly for my digestive issues. However, I have never tried them for vaginal health until now. The Jarro-Dophilus Women Probiotics are supposed to promote women’s health by supporting vaginal and urinary health.**
Jarro-Dophilus Women contain four patented probiotic strains known as the “Astrate” strains. These are different than the probiotic strains for digestive health. These four strains, L. gasseri, L. rhamnosus, L. crispatus, and L jensenii have been found in the vaginal microbiota in healthy women.
Oral supplementation with the Astrate strains is supposed to promote vaginal acidification and microbial ecosystem balance.** Jarro-Dophilus uses a special enteric coating called EnteroGuard® that helps resist stomach acid so the probiotics can pass through the stomach into the intestinal tract.
Honestly, it is really hard to evaluate whether the supplement worked for me. I’ve been using it for three weeks. During this time, I didn’t have any problems with my urinary tract or vaginal microbial imbalance. There have been times in the past when I’ve had to take antibiotics and have had a subsequent yeast infection because of microbial imbalance. During my time using this the Jarro-Dophilus, I didn’t experience this so I can’t say it helped me avoid any problems. If I ever do have to take antibiotics again, I would want to try Jarro-Dophilus to see if it would help restore my microbes.
What I can say is that the pills are easy to take and do not upset my stomach at all. I’ve had no problems swallowing them. I haven’t had any urinary tract issues or yeast infections while I’ve been using Jarro-Dophilus and I see no reason not to continue taking them.
I also received a sample of the Yum-Yum Dophilus and I am excited to find a probiotic in chewable form. Overall, the products Jarrow Formulas products seem to be a good quality product.
**Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I make no unproven claims as to the efficacy of this product.