Healthy vaginal microbiome
Menstruation, known as period or menses, is normal vaginal bleeding which occurs as a part of a woman’s monthly cycle. Maintaining proper menstrual hygiene is vital to woman’s health, well-being, physical activity and productivity.
Vagina is a finely tuned and dynamic ecosystem, a home to billions of bacteria, with lactobacilli being the most dominant. The vagina is self-cleaning, and vaginal discharge (secretions) plays an important role in keeping the vaginal environment healthy. Healthy vaginal discharge is a joint product of fluid from the vaginal walls, mucus from the cervix and the lactobacilli. Variation in the volume of discharge throughout the month is completely normal. Lactobacilli keep the vagina’s pH balance acidic (less than pH 4.5) and produce bacteriocins, naturally occurring antibiotics, to reduce the growth of undesired harmful bacteria.
Healthy vaginal discharge has a characteristic smell, and in some women it can become stronger because of the large number of sweat glands in the hair-bearing pubic area. However, it is important to keep the skin around the vagina clean and dry to prevent it from redness, itching or soreness.
Insufficient menstrual hygiene can lead to disturbed balance of vaginal bacteria. A change in vaginal discharge, colour or unpleasant smell can be a sign of infection, although the most bacterial sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and gonorrhoea, usually do not cause any change in discharge. Seek a medical advice! More common causes are yeast candida (vaginal thrush) or bacterial vaginosis (BV), which occur when the vaginal microbiome becomes over-colonised with either yeast candidaor other vaginal bacteria.
Women’s health during special days
Always choose sanitary products with an absorbency level appropriate for your menstrual flow. During the day, when you are more active, your menstrual flow is normally heavier, so the pad absorbs more blood, sweat and sebum. This creates an excellent breeding ground for harmful bacteria, which is why you should not wear one pad for more than 4 hours! In general, organic liners have several advantages over the regular sanitary pads. They contain fewer additives and dyes and are therefore suitable for women with sensitive skin, are “breathable” and environment-friendly.
Why choose our product?
We care of your health and well-being. Our product is designed for you in your most vulnerable days. It is made of 100% organic cotton, which is delicate to wear and has antibacterial properties. In Lady Anion we use negative ions –air molecules that are constantly breaking apart due to sunlight, radiation, moving air or rushing water. The idea behind negative ion therapy is simple: positive ions hurt, negative ions make you feel good and awakened.
In nature, you encounter the greatest densities of negative air ions in pleasant, hydrated places like near a waterfall, in the forester close to the breaking ocean waves on the beach, and during summer months (freshness after the thunderstorm). In contrast, positive ions are often associated with pollutant particles like smog, dust or pollen and are therefore more prevalent indoors, in urban areas and in winter. Scientific evidence suggest that negative ions could inhibit the growth or kill harmful bacteria and yeasts by inducing the oxidative damage to their DNA.
A unique strip in Lady Anion is activated by a drop of liquid, and it starts to emit negative ions, which neutralize odours and kill the bacteria. In addition, Lady Anion sanitary pads contain a unique layer that allows liquid to penetrate only in one direction. As a result, it can absorb a higher amount of fluid and prevent it from side leakage, accumulation of bacteria and contact with the outer skin. Delicate organic cotton fabric in Lady Anion sanitary pads is exclusive comfort that will please even a very exacting customer!