The True Probiotic for Vaginal Health*
Jarro-Dophilus® Women is a true probiotic product for women.* A unique probiotic formula containing four proven strains of the predominant vaginal Lactobacilli, Jarro-Dophilus® Women’s patented combination of probiotic microorganisms has been clinically tested for efficacy in maintaining protective vaginal flora and promoting urinary tract health.*
Clinically Demonstrated to Improve Vaginal Microbiota as an Oral Supplement*
Lowers Vaginal pH (Increases Acidity) to Help Inhibit Undesirable Bacteria*
Restores Healthy Vaginal Flora and Decreases Undesirable Bacteria*
Supports Vaginal Comfort and Health*
Supports Full Term Pregnancy*
Jarro-Dophilus® Women helps restore feminine balance with the right bacteria.* Each capsule includes four patented strains that have been clinically documented to support feminine health and are the scientifically proven strains of the predominant vaginal Lactobacilli (L. crispatus LbV 88, L. jensenii LbV 116, L. gasseri LbV 150N, and L. rhamnosus LbV 96).
A True Women's Probiotic
It takes more than just calling a probiotic formula “for women” to be true probiotic for women. Many women’s formula products do not contain any documented strains for this use or even label their product using recognized strain designations. Jarro-Dophilus® Women is the only women’s probiotic containing the four predominant vaginal strains isolated from the vaginal tract of healthy women.*
Clinical Validation of the Astarte® Blend
Vaginal microflora is a complex and dynamic organization that supports a layered defense system and is dominated by only several Lactobacilli in approximately 70% of women. Jarro-Dophilus® Women is an important development in women’s health because it uniquely contains the four patented and clinically documented Astarte strains, which are the actual predominant species found in the vaginal tract of healthy women. Multiple, high-quality clinical studies have demonstrated that the strains in Astarte® are an effective choice for vaginal health.
L. crispatus LbV 88
Prolific producer of D- and L-lactic acid isomers to reduce vaginal pH and reinforce vaginal Lactobacilli predominance.*
L. gasseri LbV 150N
Produces extracellular H2O2 and promotes vaginal acidification.*
L. jensenii LbV 116
Grows well under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions, and promotes vaginal Lactobacilli abundance.*
L. rhamnosus LbV 96
Inhibits Activity of Common Undesirable Vaginal Bacteria and Yeast.*
Protected by U.S. Patent 8,846,027 and European Patent 2,509,610, which are owned by HSO Health Care GmbH, Vienna, Austria, and licensed in the U.S. to Jarrow Formulas, Inc. Other international patents pending. Sold worldwide as Astarte.
Astarte® Strains Are Associated With:
Increasing the presence of beneficial Lactobacilli*
Decreasing the presence of undesirable bacteria*
Significantly improving vaginal comfort*
Reducing the % of complaints in pregnant women (25-50%)*
Improving the normal microbiota in postmenopausal women with certain health conditions*
What Is a Healthy Vaginal Microbiome?
The composition of the vaginal microbiota is indicative of vaginal health, and should consist of a preponderance of Lactobacilli. The lactic acid produced by Lactobacilli creates an acidic environment, a key factor in preventing vaginal microflora disruptions.* In cases where Lactobacilli are found in lower numbers or are absent, it is more likely for a woman to experience discomfort or more severe symptoms.*
Are Vaginal Probiotics Effective via Oral Intake?
Specific probiotic strains have been shown to influence the vaginal microbiota, even when taken orally. Bacterial migration from the colon to the vagina occurs naturally, as evidenced by the translocation to the vagina of the Astarte® strains after oral intake.
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Strain designation is important for identifying the specific probiotic in a product, the benefits of the probiotic, and what the count should be. A strain identifier can be a unique letter and number code that follows the genus (Lactobacillus) and species (crispatus). Typically, looking up a strain in Pubmed.gov or a general search engine will bring up all the studies associated with it.
Avoid probiotics that are not strain identified; you cannot be assured of their effectiveness. Think of it this way: Asking for Lactobacillus rhamnosus is like asking for “some” cheese, while asking for Lactobacillus rhamnosus LbV 96 is like asking for Pappillion Roquefort.
Trust the Brand That Helped Pioneer Probiotics
Jarrow Formulas’ probiotics contain high-quality, clinically documented strains developed through years of research and innovation for effectiveness. Jarrow Formulas helped pioneer the nascent field of probiotics in the 1980s with the original Jarro-Dophilus® multi-strain formula.