History of Boric Acid and Feminine Health

Although the word “acid” is not one that you immediately think of in terms of vaginal health, boric acid suppositories have been an effective method for improving vaginal health for quite some time. Doctors have known for decades that boric acid can help to restore vaginal balance. Previously, boric acid suppositories were expensive and inconvenient to obtain, as they were only available through a compounding pharmacy. pH-D changed the market by conveniently and affordably providing boric acid suppositories over-the-counter, with the 600 mg level of boric acid recommended by doctors for effectiveness. The following is a closer look at the history of boric acid and vaginal health.

What is Boric Acid?

For those who are unfamiliar, boric acid is a common compound that is often found in seawater. It is a natural compound that has been used for over 100 years. In its purest form, boric acid is a white powder that is both colorless and odorless. Boric acid has antiviral and antifungal properties, which makes it a common and safe ingredient. It is used in a variety of products:

  • Medicated Powders
  • Astringents
  • Antiseptics
  • Skin lotions
  • Eyewash Solutions

Uses for Boric Acid

As mentioned, there is a wide variety of boric acid uses, including:

  • As a vaginal treatment
  • First aid
  • As a natural cleaning agent

Is Boric Acid Safe for Humans?

Given the wide variety of uses for boric acid, many people question whether it is safe for humans and whether it is safe to use in the vagina. Although boric acid can be harmful if swallowed, it can be safely used by many women to eliminate vaginal odor. Pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding should not use boric acid.  Keep in mind that you should never use boric acid and other similar suppositories if you have sores or open wounds.

How to use Boric Acid

If you are concerned about your feminine health and are looking for ways to eliminate odor and support vaginal balance, boric acid may be an option for you. Using boric acid supports vaginal health, through a simple application process by inserting a suppository using your finger or an applicator, similar to the way you insert a tampon. We recommend inserting the suppository at bedtime. While many companies produce boric acid suppositories, women, gynecologists, and other health care professionals trust our boric acid suppositories. The pH-D® Feminine Health premium-quality boric acid suppositories serve as a holistic method to address vaginal odor. While they can be effective for some after just a couple of applications, our suppositories can be used every 12 hours until the odor subsides.

Key Takeaways

  • Boric acid has been used for a variety of health solutions for over 100 years
  • It is a highly effective ingredient due to its antiviral and antifungal properties
  • Boric acid can be a safe method of addressing your vaginal health

If you are suffering from vaginal odor you should always consult your healthcare practitioner first to identify the cause. Your practitioner may agree that boric acid vaginal suppositories could successfully address your odor. Many women tend to shy away from finding the best methods to restore their vaginal health due to embarrassment and the general lack of information. Brands such as pH-D Feminine Health have created a wide variety of easy-to-use products, such as suppository applicators, that are designed to safely and effectively eliminate odor.