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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

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The VH Essential Line of Products FAQS:

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.

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.

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 product packaging 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 4:30 pm US Central Time Zone.

OptiBalance Products FAQs:

What is OptiBalance?

OptiBalance is a probiotic dietary supplement clinically shown to support vaginal balance and healthy vaginal pH, and help reduce the frequency of common vaginal complaints when used as directed.†

OptiBalance’s unique formula features two patented probiotic strains, L. acidophilus GLA-14 and
L. rhamnosus HN001, combined with a proprietary prebiotic, Lactoferrin RCX™. Together these ingredients help balance the vaginal flora and promote a protective probiotic barrier. †

Which OptiBalance product is right for me, the Starter Pack or the Maintenance Pack?

Use the Starter Pack if…
– You are using OptiBalance for the first time
– You’ve experienced recent complaints that suggest vaginal imbalance†
– You’re experiencing vaginal odor†

Use the Maintenance Pack if…
– You’ve already completed the OptiBalance Starter Pack
– You’re wishing to maintain vaginal balance†
– You want to prevent vaginal odor†

Why are there different numbers of capsules in the OptiBalance Starter Pack compared to the Maintenance Pack?

Studies have shown that taking only twenty OptiBalance capsules helped women regain balance in just 15 days – that’s all that’s needed the first month of using OptiBalance! † To jumpstart a healthy vaginal flora, OptiBalance Starter Pack provides you with 20 capsules to be taken as follows: 2 capsules per day (between meals) for 5 days, followed by; 1 capsule per day (between meals) for 10 consecutive days.

These same studies show that after the first month of use, women needed only 10 capsules per month to maintain balance! † This sets OptiBalance apart from other probiotics that require daily use to support vaginal balance. To maintain healthy vaginal flora, OptiBalance Maintenance Pack provides you with 10 capsules with instructions to take 1 capsule per day (between meals) for 10 consecutive days.

What time of day should I take OptiBalance?

Although the time of day does not matter, it is recommended you take OptiBalance between meals, instead of taking with food.

Does it matter which days of the month I take the product?

Although you can start OptiBalance at any time during the month, for maximum benefit it is recommended you start the week before your period and continue taking during your period. If the timing doesn’t work this way every month, that’s OK, start whenever you can – just continue for 10 consecutive days (Maintenance Pack), or 15 days in a row (Starter Pack) for the month.

For the first 5 days of the Starter Pack, should I take both capsules at the same time?

Yes, for the first five days of the Starter Pack when you’re instructed to take 2 capsules daily, it’s recommended you take them at the same time in between meals (not with food).

Do I swallow the capsules or insert them vaginally?

OptiBalance is a dietary supplement that offers a probiotic boost to your body’s healthy bacteria.† It is to be taken orally in the form of an easy to swallow capsule.

Individual Product FAQs:

  • Probiotic Maintenance for Healthy Vaginal Flora

    What is OptiBalance?

    OptiBalance is a probiotic dietary supplement clinically shown to support vaginal balance and healthy vaginal pH, and help reduce the frequency of common vaginal complaints when used as directed.†

    OptiBalance’s unique formula features two patented probiotic strains, L. acidophilus GLA-14 and
    L. rhamnosus HN001, combined with a proprietary prebiotic, Lactoferrin RCX™. Together these ingredients help balance the vaginal flora and promote a protective probiotic barrier. †

    Which OptiBalance product is right for me, the Starter Pack or the Maintenance Pack?

    Use the Starter Pack if…
    – You are using OptiBalance for the first time
    – You’ve experienced recent complaints that suggest vaginal imbalance†
    – You’re experiencing vaginal odor†

    Use the Maintenance Pack if…
    – You’ve already completed the OptiBalance Starter Pack
    – You’re wishing to maintain vaginal balance†
    – You want to prevent vaginal odor†

    Why are there different numbers of capsules in the OptiBalance Starter Pack compared to the Maintenance Pack?

    Studies have shown that taking only twenty OptiBalance capsules helped women regain balance in just 15 days – that’s all that’s needed the first month of using OptiBalance! † To jumpstart a healthy vaginal flora, OptiBalance Starter Pack provides you with 20 capsules to be taken as follows: 2 capsules per day (between meals) for 5 days, followed by; 1 capsule per day (between meals) for 10 consecutive days.

    These same studies show that after the first month of use, women needed only 10 capsules per month to maintain balance! † This sets OptiBalance apart from other probiotics that require daily use to support vaginal balance. To maintain healthy vaginal flora, OptiBalance Maintenance Pack provides you with 10 capsules with instructions to take 1 capsule per day (between meals) for 10 consecutive days.

    What time of day should I take OptiBalance?

    Although the time of day does not matter, it is recommended you take OptiBalance between meals, instead of taking with food.

    Does it matter which days of the month I take the product?

    Although you can start OptiBalance at any time during the month, for maximum benefit it is recommended you start the week before your period and continue taking during your period. If the timing doesn’t work this way every month, that’s OK, start whenever you can – just continue for 10 consecutive days (Maintenance Pack), or 15 days in a row (Starter Pack) for the month.

    For the first 5 days of the Starter Pack, should I take both capsules at the same time?

    Yes, for the first five days of the Starter Pack when you’re instructed to take 2 capsules daily, it’s recommended you take them at the same time in between meals (not with food).

    Do I swallow the capsules or insert them vaginally?

    OptiBalance is a dietary supplement that offers a probiotic boost to your body’s healthy bacteria.† It is to be taken orally in the form of an easy to swallow capsule.

  • Probiotic Jumpstart for Healthy Vaginal Flora

    What is OptiBalance?

    OptiBalance is a probiotic dietary supplement clinically shown to support vaginal balance and healthy vaginal pH, and help reduce the frequency of common vaginal complaints when used as directed.†

    OptiBalance’s unique formula features two patented probiotic strains, L. acidophilus GLA-14 and
    L. rhamnosus HN001, combined with a proprietary prebiotic, Lactoferrin RCX™. Together these ingredients help balance the vaginal flora and promote a protective probiotic barrier. †

    Which OptiBalance product is right for me, the Starter Pack or the Maintenance Pack?

    Use the Starter Pack if…
    – You are using OptiBalance for the first time
    – You’ve experienced recent complaints that suggest vaginal imbalance†
    – You’re experiencing vaginal odor†

    Use the Maintenance Pack if…
    – You’ve already completed the OptiBalance Starter Pack
    – You’re wishing to maintain vaginal balance†
    – You want to prevent vaginal odor†

    Why are there different numbers of capsules in the OptiBalance Starter Pack compared to the Maintenance Pack?

    Studies have shown that taking only twenty OptiBalance capsules helped women regain balance in just 15 days – that’s all that’s needed the first month of using OptiBalance! † To jumpstart a healthy vaginal flora, OptiBalance Starter Pack provides you with 20 capsules to be taken as follows: 2 capsules per day (between meals) for 5 days, followed by; 1 capsule per day (between meals) for 10 consecutive days.

    These same studies show that after the first month of use, women needed only 10 capsules per month to maintain balance! † This sets OptiBalance apart from other probiotics that require daily use to support vaginal balance. To maintain healthy vaginal flora, OptiBalance Maintenance Pack provides you with 10 capsules with instructions to take 1 capsule per day (between meals) for 10 consecutive days.

    What time of day should I take OptiBalance?

    Although the time of day does not matter, it is recommended you take OptiBalance between meals, instead of taking with food.

    Does it matter which days of the month I take the product?

    Although you can start OptiBalance at any time during the month, for maximum benefit it is recommended you start the week before your period and continue taking during your period. If the timing doesn’t work this way every month, that’s OK, start whenever you can – just continue for 10 consecutive days (Maintenance Pack), or 15 days in a row (Starter Pack) for the month.

    For the first 5 days of the Starter Pack, should I take both capsules at the same time?

    Yes, for the first five days of the Starter Pack when you’re instructed to take 2 capsules daily, it’s recommended you take them at the same time in between meals (not with food).

    Do I swallow the capsules or insert them vaginally?

    OptiBalance is a dietary supplement that offers a probiotic boost to your body’s healthy bacteria.† It is to be taken orally in the form of an easy to swallow capsule.

  • Daily Prebiotic Feminine Wash – pH Balanced with Tea Tree Oil

    Can I use this wash all over my body?

    vH essentials is formulated to support vaginal balance and healthy pH, and block vaginal odor. That said, the beneficial ingredients packed into vH essentials Tea Tree Oil & Prebiotic Daily Feminine Wash are good for every part of your body so feel free to use it anywhere. (For external use only. Use only as directed.)

    What is tea tree oil?

    Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree. Traditionally used by Aboriginal populations of Australia, it is commonly used today for a wide range of topical health applications.

    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 Tea Tree Oil & Prebiotic Daily Feminine Wash, can help support balance, protect against odor and maintain freshness.

    What are prebiotics?

    While probiotics are live organisms intended to introduce new health bacteria into your body, prebiotics are ingredients known to support growth of those beneficial bacteria that already live in, and on, your body.

  • Vaginal Odor Treatment | pH Balanced Over-the-counter Treatment

    Should I wear a panty liner when using the odor treatment vaginal tablets?

    Some women may notice a discharge while using the vaginal tablets 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 Vaginal Odor Treatment during my period?

    For best results, it is recommended that you do not use the vaginal tablets while menstruating.

    What if I get my period in the middle of the six­-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 has almost stopped.

    Can I have sex while using the vaginal tablets?

    For best results, it is recommended that you do not engage in vaginal sexual activity until the full six-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 on the product package for more detailed information.

    What if I have additional questions?

    Questions of a medical nature should be taken up with your doctor.

  • Probiotics with Prebiotics & Cranberry Capsules

    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.

    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 this product 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.

    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 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 Health Dietary Supplement, can help support growth of your body’s beneficial bacteria and promote the balance you need to maintain feminine health.

    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.

    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.

    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 Health Dietary Supplement, can help support the microbial balance needed to maintain feminine health.

    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.

  • Prebiotic Vaginal Suppositories, pH Balanced with Lactic Acid

    Can I use the prebiotic suppositories during or after menopause?

    Yes, the product may offer several benefits to women in menopause and beyond. vH essentials Prebiotic Suppositories soothe while supporting freshness and balance, and help protect against vaginal odor that some women experience in menopause.

    Can I use this product during my period?

    For maximum benefit, it’s recommended that you do not use the Prebiotic Suppositories during your period.

    What if I get my period while using the suppositories?

    We suggest you stop using the Prebiotic Suppositories when you get your period, then resume use near the end of your period when your flow has become very light and has almost stopped.

    Should I wear a panty liner when using the prebiotic suppositories?

    Some women may notice a discharge while using the suppositories 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 the prebiotic suppositories be taken at the same time as the homepathic vaginal odor treatment?

    It’s fine to use the vH essentials Vaginal Odor Treatment and Prebiotic Suppositories at the same time. Preferably, however, the two products should not be applied simultaneously. Rather, it’s recommended that odor treatment be applied at night before bedtime and the prebiotic suppositories be applied during the day. Because some women notice a discharge while using these products, you may want to wear a panty liner.

    How often should I use the prebiotic suppositories?

    The prebiotic suppositories can be used as often as desired – to promote vaginal freshness and balance, and help protect against embarrassing vaginal odor. For example, you can use the suppositories daily, every other day, or less often… it’s really up to you and what feels best. Although the product was designed for an initial use of 15 consecutive days, there are women who choose not to use the product daily because they don’t find it necessary.

† 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.