Vitamin C is a simple and vitamin supplement that can be used to heal bacterial vaginosis. Vitamin C is available in many forms in your pharmacy, larger grocery stores and online. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system so that it can fight infections. Vitamin C is an easy home remedy for bacterial vaginosis.
Vitamin C can be used two ways for BV – intravaginally or orally.
How Do I Use Vitamin C Intravaginally for BV?
500 mg tablets of vitamin c with rosehips are a popular form for using intravaginally. One tablet can be inserted into the vagina at bedtime. Often relief is found overnight. You may need to do this several nights in a row. You may wish to repeat this treatment once a week, once the problem is under control, to prevent a relapse. If this treatment is irritating to you, consider just taking vitamin C internally. If tender skin becomes irritated by this treatment, apply coconut oil to relieve the irritation. Coconut Oil also has antibacterial properties.
What Kind of Vitamin C should I Take Orally for Bacterial Vaginosis?
An excellent form of vitamin c to take is sodium ascorbate. You can buy sodium ascorbate powder and mix it into water. Our you can make your own by mixing ascorbic acid and sodium bicarbonate.
How Do I Make Sodium Ascorbate for BV?
- 1/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- Mix these into the bottom of a small cup and add 2-4 ounces of water. Don’t use a small cup as the ascorbic acid and baking soda will react together and could overflow (the same way soda pop can.)
How Much Vitamin C Should I Take for Bacterial Vaginosis?
The above recipe will give you a little more than 1 gram of vitamin C each time you make it. At first try this twice a day. If your system tolerates it well, take it more often. You can even double the amount you take at once.
Your body will tell you when you have had too much vitamin C. You will begin to get loose stools. (This is why you start with less and increase slowly!) When you begin to get loose stools, back off your dose just a bit. Then you will be taking the maximum amount your body can tolerate AND giving your body plenty of vitamin C to fight infection.
This form of vitamin C is also useful because it is not as acidic a form as the ascorbic acid. Because bacterial vaginosis is often connected to a pH imbalance, it is best to take supplements that help your body to stay properly alkalized.
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