VH Essentials Frequently Asked Questions

The vH essentials Line of Products

Can I use vH essentials products with my prescription medications?
If you are concerned about using any of the vH essentials products with other medicine, you should check with your healthcare provider before use.

Can I use vH essentials products if I am pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant?
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant you should ask a healthcare professional before using any of the vH essentials products.

What should I do if I think I’m having a reaction to a vH essentials product?
Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience any discomfort or symptoms that you suspect may be related to use of any vH essentials product. Please see the Warnings in the Product Information Brochure and in the Drug Facts box on the product package for more detailed information.

If you have additional questions about any vH essentials product
Questions of a medical nature should be taken up with your doctor. If you have any other questions or need information about a vH essentials product that cannot be found on this web site, you may call our Toll Free Number 1-800-635-3696 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm US Central Time Zone.

Homeopathic Vaginal Odor Treatment

Should I wear a panty liner when using the homeopathic odor treatment vaginal inserts?
Some women may notice a discharge while using while using the vaginal inserts and therefore choose to wear a panty liner. If associated with the product, the discharge will subside within a few days of completing the treatment. If any abnormal discharge continues more than a few days after completing treatment, however, you should consult a doctor.

Can I use vH essentials homeopathic treatment during my period?
For best results, it is recommended that you do not use the vaginal inserts while menstruating.

What if I get my period in the middle of the 6-day treatment?
In this situation it is recommended that you stop treatment when you get your period and then resume treatment near the end of your period when your flow has become very light and had almost stopped.

Can I have sex while using the homeopathic vaginal inserts?
For best results it is recommended that you do not engage in vaginal sexual activity until the full 6-day treatment is complete and your odor symptoms have resolved.

What should I do if I think I’m having a reaction to the product?
Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience any discomfort or symptoms that you suspect may be related to the product. Please see the Warnings in the Product Information Brochure and in the Drug Facts box on the product package for more detailed information.

If you have additional questions
Questions of a medical nature should be taken up with your doctor.

Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Dietary Supplement

What are probiotics?
Probiotics are “friendly bacteria” that can offer a variety of health benefits including support of digestive, immune, and feminine health†. A woman’s body needs beneficial bacteria for a number of things, including maintaining vaginal health and freshness.

How can probiotics support feminine health?
A healthy vaginal flora is comprised of many different species of healthy microscopic bacteria. When balanced, these microorganisms create an acidic, low pH environment that is protective and helps to maintain feminine health. Unfortunately, many factors can disrupt a healthy balance and render a woman vulnerable to unwanted vaginal symptoms. Probiotics, like those found in vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Supplement, can help support the microbial balance needed to maintain feminine health†.

What causes an imbalance of the vaginal flora?
Many factors can disrupt a healthy balance including menstruation, sexual activity, antibiotics, contraceptives, smoking, stress and menopause, just to name a few.

What are prebiotics?
While probiotics are live organisms intended to introduce new healthy bacteria into your body, prebiotics are ingredients known to support growth of those beneficial bacteria that already live in your body†.

How can prebiotics support feminine health?
Many lifestyle factors can disrupt your protective microbial balance including menstruation, sexual activity, antibiotics, contraceptives, smoking, stress and menopause to name a few. Prebiotics, like those found in vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Supplement, can help support growth of your body’s beneficial bacteria and promote the balance you need to maintain feminine health†.

How does vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry support urinary tract health?
vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry contains a clinically studied whole cranberry extract believed to support urinary tract health by reducing bacteria adhesion to urinary tract walls†. By helping to flush the urinary tract to maintain cleanliness, vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry can help support complete feminine tract health†.

How often should I take vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Dietary Supplement?
The recommended dosage for vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Dietary Supplement is two capsules daily†. The goal of supplementation with vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry is to maintain an optimal bacterial balance and support urinary tract health†. Because of the many lifestyle factors that can disrupt a healthy balance and based upon clinical studies of vH essentials cranberry ingredient, continued supplementation at the recommended dose is desirable†.

Is vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Dietary Supplement a drug or medicine?
No, vH essentials Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Feminine Health Dietary Supplement is a daily dietary supplement—it is not a drug or a medicine.

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Homeopathic Medicine

What is Homeopathy?
The practice of homeopathic medicine, or homeopathy, has existed for more than 200 years and is based on the Principle of Similars, loosely translated as “like cures like”. This principle asserts that pharmacologically-active ingredients producing a characteristic set of symptoms at a higher dose can relieve or cure similar symptoms when given at a much lower dose.
How do Homeopathic Medicines work?
Homeopathic medicines attempt to stimulate a response by the body's own healing mechanisms. In other words, homeopathic medicines harness the power of the body’s own immune system by imposing a gentle stimulus, and then letting your natural defenses do the rest.
What are Homeopathic Medicines?
Homeopathic medicines are derived from natural botanical, mineral or biological substances and are classified as either over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription (Rx) drug products. After demonstrating conformance to established safety and efficacy criteria, approved homeopathic medicines are listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS) where they are indicated for relief of specific symptoms at specified OTC and Rx dose potencies.
How Potent are Homeopathic Medicines?
In contrast to conventional medicines, homeopathic medicines are believed to be more effective when they are diluted. The potencies of homeopathic medicines are specified in terms of dilution, i.e., 1x (1/10 dilution), 2x (1/100 dilution), etc.
How are OTC Homeopathic Medicines Delivered?
Homeopathic OTC medicines are available in numerous product and dosage forms. Homeopathic medicines may be delivered to the body in the form of capsules, creams, eye drops, gels, granules, liquids, lozenges, nasal sprays, ointments, pills, tablets, suppositories, and syrups.
What are OTC Homeopathic Products used to Treat?
OTC homeopathic products, like other drug products sold over-the-counter, are indicated for treatment of self-limiting conditions with recognizable symptoms amenable to self-diagnosis. On the other hand, homeopathic and other drug products indicated for conditions that are not self-limiting and amenable to self-diagnosis require a prescription and consultation with a healthcare provider.
Are Homeopathic Products Safe?
Because homeopathic medicines deliver very small amounts of active ingredient, they are widely considered safe for use. Despite extensive marketing history, very few side effects have been reported in association with use of homeopathic remedies. However as with all other medicines, the user should read the product label carefully prior to taking any homeopathic medicine, comply with all instructions for use, and consult a health care provider or pharmacist with any special health related questions or concerns regarding potential drug interactions.
Are Homeopathic Products Regulated by the FDA?
Homeopathic products are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and classified as drugs under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Homeopathic medicines must comply with FDA labeling requirements and be manufactured in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Manufacturers of homeopathic products are required to register with the FDA and are subject to FDA inspections.

These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food & Drug Administration.

Links

For more information on vaginitis, here are some helpful links:
WebMD: Vaginal Infections
WebMD: Vaginal Discharge: What’s Normal?
WebMD: Urinary Tract Infection in Women
WebMD: Understanding Vaginal Yeast Infections
WebMD: Bacterial Vaginosis
WebMD: Sex Problems in Women