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How Vitamin D Levels Impact Vaginal Health

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How Vitamin D Levels Impact Vaginal HealthBy Denise John, PhDYour vagina has its very own microbiome. When it’s balanced, it is home to a diverse population of microbes that includes many Lactobacillus species, like L. crispatus, L. gasseri, L. iners, and L. jensenii. These bacteria produce lactic acid, creating the optimal pH for the vagina—a moderately acidic range of 3.8 to 4.5.
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How Vitamin D Levels Impact Vaginal Health

How Vitamin D Levels Impact Vaginal HealthBy Denise John, PhDYour vagina has its very own microbiome. When it’s balanced, it is home to a diverse population of microbes that includes many Lactobacillus species, like L. crispatus, L. gasseri, L. iners, and L. jensenii. These bacteria produce lactic acid, creating the optimal pH for the vagina—a moderately acidic range of 3.8 to 4.5. This pH prevents the overgrowth of harmful microbes that can lea…

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