This product is vitamin C with probiotics and homoeopathic remedies designed to treat bacterial vaginosis and related symptoms such as itching, irritation, odour and discharge.
My Vagina’s take on BiopHresh’s suppositories
We like it! Only good ingredients and nothing controversial (besides the homeopathy but that won’t hurt you).
This product is marketed as a homeopathic product, however, it is also a solid probiotic at 5bn CFU per dose, while also containing vitamin C. The two latter ingredients, downplayed in favour of the homeopathic ingredients, are potent ingredients in their own right.
Some of the probiotics are vagina-specific, in particular L. crispatus, L. gasseri and L. rhamnosus. Overall, good mix of probiotic bacteria.
Homeopathy is an unproven medicine, but it won’t hurt you and if it does work, may be useful.
Cost per dose is reasonably high, especially if required for longer periods of time or considering shipping costs.
If there is minor odour, itching or discharge, a run of this product may solve your problems, and hallelujah!
Is it going to cure chronic BV or aerobic vaginitis? Probably not, but it’s worth a try. If you were going to use this product for chronic vaginal dysbiosis, it’d be worth doing 2-3 packets run together. May be useful between bigger treatments as management.
The product has three prongs to it:
- The homeopathic substances to (theoretically) exert an influence on the environment to help regain balance
- The probiotics to help rebuild healthy flora and dislodge pathogens
- Vitamin C to maintain acidity and a low pH
The gelatin capsule will melt at body temperature, releasing its contents without harmful fillers or other ingredients.
Where to buy BiopHresh products
Available over the counter in some areas and online.
Dosage and costs
- Single Dose: 1 capsule
- Doses per container: 10 capsules
- Cost per 10 capsules: US$14.99
- Cost per dose: US$1.49
- Kreosotum 6C
Some indications: For excoriating, burning and offensive discharges, violent itching of vulva and vagina, corrosive itching within vulva, burning and swelling of labia, leucorrhoea, burning, soreness, and other indications)*
- Nitricum Acidum 6C
Some indications: For outlets of the body where mucous membrane and skin meet, blisters and ulcers of genitals, bleeds easily, discharges very offensive)*
- Thuja Occidentalis 6C
Some indications: genital warts, antibacterial action on reproductive tract infections, sensitive vagina, profuse leucorrhoea, thick, greenish,
- Pulsatilla Vulgaris 6C
Some indications: Female remedy, discharge is thick, bland and yellowish-green, leucorrhoea acrid, burning, creamy)
- Sepia Officinalis 6C
Some indications: Leucorrhoea yellow, greenish, with much itching, stitches upward in vagina from uterus to umbilicus, prolapse, painful vagina especially during sex)
*Italicised notes are from My Vagina to assist understanding of choice of ingredients, taken from the Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica by Boericke. The manufacturer notes that these active ingredients are in the official Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States.
- Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C)
- Gelatin (capsule is made from bovine gelatin)
- Maltodextrin (filler)
- Tapioca starch (filler)
Probiotic bacteria ingredients
- Lactobacillus crispatus
- Lactobacillus acidophilus LA02, LCR01
- Lactobacillus gasseri LGS06
- Lactobacillus fermentum LF08
- Lactobacillus plantarum LP01
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus LR06
- Lactobacillus salivarius CRL1328
Total Probiotic Count: 5 Billion Viable Cells (Minimum) per 1 capsule serving. Minimum 5 billion viable cells at time of consumption, under recommended storage conditions and within Best Used Before date.
Allergy warnings and safety
Free of major allergens. No wheat, gluten, soybeans, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, peanuts, or tree nuts.
How to use BiopHresh vaginally
Capsules are inserted vaginally before bed.
- Wash hands and vaginal area. Dry.
- Using index finger, insert the capsule into the vagina as far as is comfortable.
- Applicator may be provided.
For those over 18 years of age, insert one capsule vaginally as needed. For those under 18, please see your doctor.
Do not use with other vaginal products, during menstrual bleeding or with a tampon.
No refrigeration necessary. Best to store in a cool, dry place at a temperature of 15-30° C (50-86° F).