Restore has been designed to actively protect against Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and to maintain the vagina’s natural pH balance.
BV is the most common type of vaginal infection, and occurs when the vagina’s balance of good bacteria is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria. It is often misdiagnosed as a yeast infection.
Restore’s unique formula of all-natural, organic ingredients is paraben-free, petrochemical-free, and glycerin-free, and also includes 1% racemic lactic acid, which encourages the growth of healthy bacteria.
Conversely, the petrochemicals and parabens found in most personal lubricants can seriously disrupt the salt balance and cellular integrity of the vagina, reducing the number of natural lactobacilli (bacteria that produce lactic acid) which fight infection. The result is an inhospitable vaginal condition that allows unhealthy bacteria to grow.
It’s important to note that the vagina is an inherently clean place and has a self-cleaning system. However, if the bacterial balance is upset, then this cleaning system stops working. This may cause symptoms such as a strong fishy odor, abnormal grey discharge, and vaginal itching and burning.
But beware – douches and scented washes that contain fragrances and chemicals only perpetuate the problem! The key to fighting BV and keeping it from returning is maintaining the balance of naturally occurring bacteria that live in your vagina.
Whether you already have BV or just want to keep your flora balanced from the get-go, using Restore lubricant can help to return the vagina’s natural balance and prevent the recurrence of BV in the future.
Restore is safe for use with all condoms and toys, and is also fertility-friendly.