FAIRHAVEN – IsoFresh Balancing Gel and Natural Douche Alternative
Designed to eliminate feminine odor and support optimal vaginal pH balance, IsoFresh is the first isotonic and paraben-free vaginal gel available – a pure, simple and safe natural douche alternative, designed to work from the inside out.
Stay Fresh with IsoFresh Balancing Vaginal Gel!
If you are like the rest of us, you sometimes experience unwanted feminine odor. Many of your regular activities – monthly periods, exercise, and making love – can increase your vaginal pH, leading to an imbalance in your vaginal ecosystem, which can produce unwanted feminine odors and a desire to feel more fresh.
Proper pH balance is key to keeping the good bacteria in charge of your nether regions. When the bad bacteria is able to take over, Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Yeast Infections, and other health concerns can result. BV-type bacteria can produce some of the strongest vaginal odor often described as fishy or ammonia-like.
IsoFresh Balancing Vaginal Gel is the first isotonic and paraben-free vaginal balancing gel available – a pure, simple and safe natural douche alternative, designed to work from the inside out to naturally minimize odor and support optimal vaginal pH balance.
Keeping the Lactic Acid Flowing Keeps Your Vagina Healthy
You might be familiar with lactic acid as it relates to physical activity – it is the by-product of intense exercise that creates an acidic environment in muscles and causes unfortunate soreness. Your vagina, unlike your muscles, benefits from an acidic pH (~4 pH) in order to kill or discourage other bacteria, yeast, and viruses from thriving. When the bad bacteria, yeast, and viruses are kept in check, healthy bacteria have room to flourish. In turn, these healthy bacteria naturally produce lactic acid, which helps keep the pH of the vagina in a healthy range. Plentiful lactic acid is essential to your vaginal health.
Maintaining vaginal health is achieved by keeping the balance between friendly and unfriendly bacteria. Unfortunately, maintaining this balance is easier said than done, as many everyday circumstances such as taking antibiotics, exercising, feeling stressed, having sex, eating too much sugar, and douching, can give bad bacteria the upper edge.
You may experience unwanted odors and irritation once your normally acidic pH gets knocked out of balance. It can even set the stage for the development of bacterial vaginosis and yeast (candida albicans) infections. Using a lactic acid containing gel, like IsoFresh Balancing Gel, can help tip the scales back in favor of vaginal health, bringing the vagina back to the acidic environment it needs in order to control yeast overgrowth and bad bacteria.
- Eliminates Unwanted Feminine Odors That Can Result from Monthly Periods, Sweat, Semen, Tight Clothes and/or Vaginal Infections
- Promotes Optimal Vaginal pH with an Advanced pH Buffering System of Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, and Sodium Hydroxide
- Won’t Kill Friendly Vaginal Lactobacillus Bacteria*, Which Helps to Maintain a Healthy Vaginal Ecosystem and Naturally Eliminate Unwanted Odors
- IsoFresh Has a Salt Concentration Balanced to your Vaginal Cells – Other Vaginal Freshening Gels and Douches Can Shrivel or Burst Vaginal Cells Due to Water Movement
- Stays Put! According to 90% of Users, IsoFresh Isn’t Messy and Won’t Leak Out*
- Contains NO Parabens, Oils, or Glycerol, Making it the Safest, Gentlest Odor Control Gel Available
- More Economical than Leading Brands, Providing 12 Applications in One Carton, Compared to Other Brands that Provide Only 4 Applications per Carton.
- Easy to Use and Carry – Stay Fresh On the Go
IsoFresh is Isotonic – the GOLD Standard for Matching Vaginal Tissue!
IsoFresh provides safe, gentle odor control because it is isotonic to vaginal tissues. That’s great, but what does isotonic mean? IsoFresh has a salt concentration that matches the salt concentration of vaginal cells. Other commercially available freshening gels and douches are hypotonic or hypertonic (with too low or too high of a salt concentration relative to vaginal tissues), and cause water to be sucked out, or pushed into, the vaginal cells. This forced movement of water changes vaginal cell shape and biology, leading to irritation, tissue damage and disruptions of the vaginal ecosystem.
Unlike these other products, IsoFresh won’t pull or push water in or out of vaginal cells. Instead, IsoFresh rehydrates your vaginal tissues to a normal, healthy level, and helps to maintain the integrity and health of your vaginal cell structure and ecosystem. IsoFresh provides safe and effective freshening!
A Message from Dr. Peter Rizk, MD, MA, FRCOG, FRCS, HCLD, FACOG, FACS – Professor and the Head of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the University of South Alabama.
“Most of my patients mention that they experience unwanted feminine odor from time to time, which they find to be embarrassing and uncomfortable. And, unfortunately, many resort to douches or other harmful products to address this issue. I am excited to be able to recommend IsoFresh Balancing Gel for feminine freshening. Unlike other products on the market, IsoFresh is isotonic with vaginal cells so it doesn’t cause irritation, and it contains no oils or parabens. I feel comfortable recommending IsoFresh to my patients with odor concerns, as it is the most gentle freshening product available.”
Why Choose a Douche Alternative?
Although doctors advise against douching, many women still feel the urge to get that “clean” feeling. Washing out your vaginal mucus “armor”, however, results in 5-8 times higher HIV and STD infection rates. Without mucus protection, vaginal cells have been found to be more rapidly infected by the HIV virus. (Shen et al., 2011). The National Institutes of Health warns women against douching because of increased risk of cancer, infection, and infertility in women who douche. IsoFresh is a pure, simple, and safe natural douche alternative with ingredients to support self-cleaning. Don’t Wash Your Vagina – help your vagina wash itself.
Can I Use IsoFresh While I am Trying to Conceive?
IsoFresh Balancing Gel can be helpful to women who are trying to conceive. The increased exposure to semen during the fertile period can tax the vagina’s self-cleaning and balancing mechanisms. If your vaginal ecosystem is healthy, chances are it can regain pH balance back to a low acidic pH (~4 pH) on its own. But anything that disrupts our hormone system (PCOS, medications, stress, toxins, smoking, and weight changes) can make it harder for the vaginal ecosystem to bounce back. Constant exposure to a neutral pH (~7 pH) can eventually overwhelm the acidic environment and lead to unwanted feminine odors and vaginal infections. IsoFresh gives the vagina extra help to attain a healthy pH level between fertile periods so you can move forward on your journey to conception and a healthy pregnancy. And, remember, as you approach ovulation, the pH of your vagina naturally increases due to the production of fertile quality cervical fluid, which has a pH of close to 7. IsoFresh should not be used during your fertile window, the 4 or 5 days immediately preceding ovulation. During your fertile window, be sure to use a sperm friendly lubricant.
How Does IsoFresh Work?
A healthy vaginal ecosystem maintains a pH of ~4. Throughout your monthly cycle, your vagina will come into contact with body fluids with a much higher pH. For example, semen, menstrual blood, and fertile quality cervical fluid (the mucus you produce during ovulation) all have typical pH levels around 7. If you have a healthy vaginal ecosystem, your vagina can self-clean and maintain a pH of ~4, despite encountering these higher pH fluids.
But, when your typical vaginal pH is off kilter, the wrong kind of bacteria take up residence and flourish in the vagina. For some women, this imbalance can result in bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections. These bacteria can release the embarrassing fishy smell when the vagina is exposed to one of the higher pH fluids mentioned.
Solving for odor control must not disrupt the vaginal ecosystem and its ability to self-clean or a woman will end up in a recurring cycle of problems. Unfortunately, douches and other freshening gels with parabens, high salt content, and harsh chemicals can create lasting vaginal ecosystem issues.
IsoFresh Balancing Vaginal Gel uses a natural buffering system to bring the vaginal pH back into a healthy range after exposure to higher pH fluids – without doing harm to the vaginal ecosystem in the process.
All of the Good Stuff, None of the Bad
With IsoFresh, you don’t have to worry about doing more harm than good. Unlike other freshening products that contain chemicals such as parabens, glycerol and oils that can cause tissue irritation, IsoFresh contains no oils, no glycerin, no hormones, and no parabens.
Also, Isofresh is unique for being 100% isotonic, so it keeps your vaginal cells properly hydrated and preserves cell structure and function. Other freshening products and douches are hypertonic or hypotonic, meaning they pull water out, or push water into, vaginal cells, which results in damage to cell structures and impacts cellular function, and causes tissue irritation.
IsoFresh, the first isotonic and paraben-free freshening gel, provides the safest, gentlest odor control available.
IsoFresh is a water-based formulation, containing:
- Lactic acid, a naturally occurring acid produced by friendly bacteria living in the vagina, helps maintain the pH of the vaginal ecosystem at around 4.
- Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid, which helps keep the pH of the vagina in the desired range.
- Sodium chloride is salt – just like the salt you use on your food. It is included in IsoFresh to ensure that IsoFresh is 100% isotonic.
- Xylose is a sugar that provides a building block for the formation of protective natural mucus and energy for healthy bacterial function. The xylose in IsoFresh is derived from raspberries.
- Sodium hydroxide is a pH adjusting agent, used to ensure that the pH of IsoFresh is about 4 – the same pH as a healthy vaginal ecosystem
- Clary sage has natural antibacterial activity – this helps to preserve the product naturally, meaning that IsoFresh does not require harsh chemical preservatives like parabens
- Phenethyl alcohol is a naturally occurring substance found in roses that helps preserve IsoFresh.
- Caprylyl glycol is a hydrating compound derived from caprylic acid — a natural fatty acid found in palm and coconut oils. This ingredient along with phenethyl alcohol have antimicrobial activity and are used in “self-preserving” formulas, so that harsh chemicals like parabens can be avoided.
Condition, freshen and balance your vaginal ecosystem with IsoFresh Balancing Vaginal Gel!
How Often Should I Use IsoFresh?
Use IsoFresh every three days or so, or anytime you want to feel more confident about your vaginal freshness.
What to expect when using IsoFresh?
A healthy vagina “self-cleans” by exfoliating old cells and bad bacteria. Because IsoFresh supports your vagina’s “self-cleaning” and rebalancing mechanisms, some women see an odorless, white discharge (looks a bit like wet toilet paper) up to 24 hours after application. This discharge is made up of exfoliated cells and is expected and normal, and the quantity of discharge you see following each application of IsoFresh will decreases with regular use of the product.
Isn’t my vagina supposed to clean itself?
Yes, your vagina is designed to self-clean, but it can only do so when your vaginal ecosystem is healthy, with a pH in the correct range of ~4. A variety of things can disrupt your vaginal pH, including your menstrual period, sweating, and sexual intercourse – all of which can cause unwanted odor and a desire to feel more fresh. Douching just makes matters worse by stripping away the protective mucus barrier and good bacteria that keep our vaginal ecosystem healthy. IsoFresh works with the vagina to support self-cleaning and eliminate the root causes of unwanted odor.
Contains a full complement of vitamins and minerals in just the right amounts to keep mom and baby healthy, but unlike Nursing Blend does not increase the quantity of breastmilk produced.