What is Boric Acid?
Don’t let the name scare you! Found in nature, boric acid is a weak acid that’s been used for centuries as an antiviral and antifungal treatment for a wide array of medical conditions. Recently, it’s gained more popularity for its ability to treat vaginal infections – like bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections. When it comes to balancing vaginal pH, it’s our go-to solution for down-there care.
This over-the-counter remedy offers a proven solution to treat unwanted vaginal symptoms such as odor, itching, discharge, burning while peeing and more!
Is Boric Acid Safe?
Yes! Boric acid is completely safe for vaginal use in suppository form. However, it is not meant to be taken orally. Before you make your purchase, make sure you're using a pure solution free from any harmful additives.
Boric Balance by Intimate Rose contains 100% natural boric acid. Unlike many other boric acid suppositories on the market, we use a fast-dissolving vegan capsule instead of gelatin – allowing you to experience the benefits right away!
Plus, we want to make sure you get your relief right where you need it, so we include 7 free applicators with every boric acid order.
What is Boric Acid Used For?
Boric acid can boost your overall vaginal health, especially if you’re noticing the onset of pesky symptoms such as itchiness, burning or unpleasant odor. Once your pH balance is out of whack, it can feel like a challenge to restore. As a result, many women face recurrent yeast infections and run-ins with BV.
When you start to feel off, especially on the last day of your period or after sex, you may benefit from inserting a boric acid suppository and letting it work its pH-balancing magic.
But How Does Boric Acid Work?
Boric acid contains good bacteria known as Lactobacilli, which can help reset your vagina’s natural acidity levels and promote healthy vaginal flora. By interrupting yeast’s natural life cycle, boric acid helps prevent the kind of overgrowths that lead to vaginal infections.
In a 2009 paper, researchers suggested that boric acid’s ability to remove bacterial mucus from the vagina may be the reason it can rid the body of disease-causing organisms–even the ones that antibiotics miss!
What's a Suppository and How Do I Use It?
Suppositories are a type of medicine or supplement designed to be inserted into the body and not swallowed or taken by mouth.
If you’ve never used a vaginal suppository, it may seem a little intimidating at first. However, they’re easy to use and come with the added benefit of faster absorption compared to medicines taken by mouth!
Here are some tips to make inserting a boric acid suppository a breeze:
- Always start with clean hands! After you’ve washed up, grab your boric acid capsule.
- Find a comfortable position and using an applicator, or your fingers, insert the capsule into your vagina as far as it can comfortably go (Remember this shouldn’t hurt at all!)
- Give your hands another wash and use a panty liner for extra protection from discharge!
- We recommend using the suppositories before bed as they can cause mild discharge. You can use boric acid on a daily basis for up to 7-14 days.
Treating Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) with Boric Acid
Bacterial vaginosis is an incredibly common vaginal infection that doesn’t get talked about enough. Roughly 21.2 million women in the US have BV and struggle with the symptoms that accompany the diagnosis:
- Excess grey, white or green discharge
- Foul-smelling or “fishy” vaginal odor
- Increased odor after sex or during your period
- Vaginal itching or burning
While antibiotics are often the first line of defense in treating this infection, boric acid offers the added support needed to ward off BV for good.
80% of women who get treated for BV with antibiotics alone, end up with another infection within 3 months. We know that antibiotics are not enough and can miss the underlying issue for many of us women.
The burden of BV can be great, impacting everything from a woman’s self-esteem to her sex life. To put a stop to the endless cycle of recurrent BV, it’s crucial to take steps to support your overall vaginal flora. Selecting the right boric acid and probiotic is a great place to start!
Our fast-acting boric acid suppositories have antimicrobial and antifungal properties to help treat symptoms of BV, yeast infections and trichomonas. Developed in the US in an FDA-registered facility, our formula contains 100% medical-grade boric acid. Restore freshness and help ward off infections for good!
Our prebiotic and probiotic blend is designed to promote vaginal pH, digestion and help avoid bacterial vaginosis. Prebiotics act as food for the probiotics allowing them (in combination with our delayed-release capsule) to survive longer and reach your vaginal canal! In addition, we added Cranberry and D-Mannose support urinary tract health.
Treating Yeast Infections with Boric Acid
Just like bacterial vaginosis, a yeast infection is another vaginal infection that MANY women will face in their lifetime. In fact, 75% of women will have at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. Close to 10% of women get 4 or more yeast infections in one year!
If you find yourself struggling with regular yeast infections, boric acid is a great option to explore.
Most yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of Candida fungi in the vagina. While this is a naturally occurring fungus, too much of it can lead to symptoms such as:
- Vaginal itching and irritation
- Burning that worsens during intercourse or when urinating
- Swelling and redness
- Discharge that is white and clumpy
- Vaginal pain and soreness
Chronic yeast infections are a result of an imbalance in your vaginal bacteria. Without enough good bacteria, harmful levels of Candida may begin to grow and cause unwanted symptoms.
A combination of boric acid and probiotics will help re-introduce good bacteria and create a balanced environment where the good bacteria can thrive and keep Candida under control!
Can I Have Sex after Using Boric Acid?
Boric acid and sex – we’re here to break it down for you. In general, you’ll want to avoid vaginal sex immediately after you’ve used a boric acid suppository. Plus, if you’re treating a vaginal infection, it’s best to take sex off the table for a few days.
You should also avoid receiving oral sex after using a boric acid suppository to prevent your partner from ingesting boric acid.
Once the suppository has fully dissolved you can resume sexual activity – feeling fresh and restored! Many doctors recommend waiting to have sex until 24-48 hours after using boric acid suppositories.
Is Boric Acid Right for Me?
As always, if you're unsure of how to get the best support for your conditions, ask your doctor or pelvic health provider.