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What is Boquet’s Prebiotic Suppository? Boquet is a fast-acting vaginal prebiotic suppository designed to deliver essential nutrients to increase protective bacteria responsible for regulating pH balance. This addresses the root cause of pH imbalance and alleviates associated symptoms like odor, irritation, and infections.

How does it work? Instead of masking symptoms or attempting to acidify vaginal pH, Boquet promotes the growth of lactobacillus in our vaginal flora. Lactobacillus produces lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide, creating an unfavorable environment for other irritating and odor-producing microorganisms.

What is it made of? The prebiotic in Boquet is Lactose, chosen for its exceptional ability to be selectively utilized by lactobacillus, enhancing its growth and increasing its numbers.

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When Should I Use Boquet?

Add it to your self-care practice to boost good bacteria and maintain pH balance. Enjoy the benefits of feminine hygiene while being proactive about preventing vaginal infections.

Common symptoms of pH imbalance, such as odor, irritation, or a burning sensation while urinating, may indicate a decrease in lactobacillus levels. A prevalent condition associated with low lactobacillus levels is bacterial vaginosis.

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Specific Situations That Deplete Beneficial Bacteria:

HORMONAL CHANGES: Estrogen drops before our period, perimenopause and menopause, impact glycogen levels in vaginal cells, affecting lactobacillus survival and altering your pH.

STRESS: Excess cortisol from stress reduces glycogen production by our vaginal cells, depleting lactobacillus and causing symptoms during times of heightened stress.

PERIOD: Menstrual blood's higher pH and hormonal changes can deplete good bacteria, altering pH and causing discomfort and odor.

SEX: Introducing new bacteria during sex or semen's higher pH can shift your vaginal flora. Boquet can balance pH before sex and any residue can be wiped away without causing irritation for you or your partner. Boquet can also be used after sex to restore the bacterial balance in your flora.

ANTIBIOTICS & BORIC ACID: Different antibiotics affect lactobacillus; prebiotic suppositories during oral antibiotic use can support lactobacillus levels to prevent vaginal infections. While appropriate for treating infections under an obgyn’s care, boric acid also depletes essential bacteria that needs to be restored after treatment.

MAINTENANCE: Skip the feminine washes with strong fragrances or harsh detergents, as they can disturb your bacterial balance. Nourish your vaginal health with the gentle care it deserves and not just when you have an issue.

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What is "Vaginal Flora"?

The term “vaginal flora” is used to describe the microorganisms or bacteria that populate the vaginal lining. It is usually dominated by various lactobacillus species, aka our “good bacteria,” which preserves a protective low pH.

How Is Lactobacilli Protective?

Lactobacilli is natural & indigenous to the vaginal flora & has a high affinity to vaginal cell receptors. When lactobacillus makes up the majority of the vaginal flora, it prevents the overgrowth of infection causing organisms. Lactobacillus derives energy from fermenting lactose to lactic acid & produces hydrogen peroxide, which is not tolerated by many organisms. Because lactobacillus produces lactic acid, a healthy vagina has a low pH of 3.8-4.5, which prevents the growth of the most common pathogens in the vagina.

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What are the symptoms of pH imbalance?

Signs your pH is not in balance include changes in odor, itching, discharge and possible burning when you urinate. If you’re experiencing them consistently, we strongly recommend seeing and consulting with a healthcare provider.

How does Boquet treat and prevent odor?

Boquet vaginal prebiotics prevents the growth of odor causing bacteria (gardnerella vaginalis). An overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis produces enzymes that break down peptides to amines which have a fishy odor. Boquet makes the vaginal flora inhospitable for gardnerella vaginalis by stimulating natural lactic acid production by promoting the growth of lactobacillus.

What is Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis​​ is the most common form of vaginal imbalance affecting as many as 1 in 3 people in the U.S. between the age of 14 to 49.  It is associated with low lactobacillus levels and an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. It is often undiagnosed and can have no symptoms. The most common symptoms are abnormal vaginal discharge, itching, or odor. Boquet promotes the growth of our beneficial bacteria, lactobacillus, which displaces gardnerella vaginalis, reducing their adhesion to the vaginal flora.

How common are vaginal imbalances?

Vaginal pH can increase around menstruation due to hormone fluctuations and sometimes during intercourse. The causes are not due to poor hygiene and it is not a sexually transmitted infection. Some risk factors include scented soaps, douching, stress and smoking.

Bacterial vaginosis​​ is the most common form of vaginal imbalance affecting as many as 1 in 3 people in the U.S. between the age of 14 to 49. It is often undiagnosed and can have no symptoms. The most common symptoms are abnormal vaginal discharge, itching, or odor.

Does Boquet help with Yeast Infections?

Although we have seen many people have less yeast infections by prioritizing lactobacillus, there is less of a correlation between yeast and lactobacillus. If you have a yeast infection it is important to treat it with appropriate antifungals. Boquet can be used afterwards but may not be as effective as preventing yeast infections than it is at preventing bacterial vaginosis.

How long does it take Boquet to dissolve?

Typically, it dissolves within a few hours overnight but it can take longer. Remember you can break the tablet and use half if you want it to dissolve faster.

Is it normal to have white powdery clumps and a powdery discharge?

Yes that is perfectly normal. How quickly our suppositories dissolve can vary depending on the phase of our menstrual cycle. (Think - moisture levels, body temperature.) You can break the tablet and use half if you want it to dissolve faster.

Prebiotic vs Probiotic?

While probiotics offer undeniable benefits, prebiotics provide a more immediate and convenient solution. Unlike probiotics that require daily consumption for bacterial strains to adhere, prebiotics are able to work quickly by feeding the beneficial bacteria already present in our vaginal flora.

Are Boquet prebiotics FDA approved?

Because Boquet prebiotics are not a drug, it does not require FDA approval. However lactose, Boquet’s main ingredient, is a component of many FDA approved medications.

Are there any side effects?

The only reported side effect is a slight discharge of the tablet residue. Do not use Boquet’s vaginal prebiotics if you have an allergy to milk. Boquet vaginal prebiotics can be safely used in people with dietary lactose intolerance as it is not ingested orally and does not get digested.

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