: A healthy vaginal microbiota is Lactobacillus-dominated. Several factors can interfere with the state of balance leading to dysbiosis, such as vaginal infections caused by bacteria and Candida species. The present single-arm, uncontrolled open-label study aimed to evaluate the ability of the SYNBIO® probiotic combination, taken as an oral formulation, to contribute to vaginal health. Thirty pre-menopausal participants were included in the study. Participants were instructed for daily oral intake of SYNBIO® probiotic capsules for 15 days. Vaginal swabs were collected at baseline (T0), 15 days after the start of the treatment (T1), and 7 days after the end of the treatment (T2). Amsel criteria, Nugent score, and vaginal pH were evaluated at each sampling time. In addition, the participants' quality of life was assessed by the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire. The administration of SYNBIO® once daily for 15 days resulted in a substantial improvement in the vaginal flora in terms of an increase in lactobacilli and a decrease in enterococci, staphylococci, Gardnerella spp., and Candida spp. According to the results, statistically significant changes in leucorrhoea, itching, and vulvo-vaginal erythema/edema as well as a decrease in all the Amsel criteria were recorded. The oral consumption of SYNBIO® demonstrated enhanced benefits for vaginal health.

Oral Intake of the Commercial Probiotic Blend Synbio® for the Management of Vaginal Dysbiosis

Pino A.
Primo
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Rapisarda A. M. C.
Secondo
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Vaccalluzzo A.;Sanfilippo R. R.;Grimaldi R. L.;Caggia C.;Randazzo C. L.
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Panella M. M.;Cianci A.
Penultimo
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2023-01-01

Abstract

: A healthy vaginal microbiota is Lactobacillus-dominated. Several factors can interfere with the state of balance leading to dysbiosis, such as vaginal infections caused by bacteria and Candida species. The present single-arm, uncontrolled open-label study aimed to evaluate the ability of the SYNBIO® probiotic combination, taken as an oral formulation, to contribute to vaginal health. Thirty pre-menopausal participants were included in the study. Participants were instructed for daily oral intake of SYNBIO® probiotic capsules for 15 days. Vaginal swabs were collected at baseline (T0), 15 days after the start of the treatment (T1), and 7 days after the end of the treatment (T2). Amsel criteria, Nugent score, and vaginal pH were evaluated at each sampling time. In addition, the participants' quality of life was assessed by the WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire. The administration of SYNBIO® once daily for 15 days resulted in a substantial improvement in the vaginal flora in terms of an increase in lactobacilli and a decrease in enterococci, staphylococci, Gardnerella spp., and Candida spp. According to the results, statistically significant changes in leucorrhoea, itching, and vulvo-vaginal erythema/edema as well as a decrease in all the Amsel criteria were recorded. The oral consumption of SYNBIO® demonstrated enhanced benefits for vaginal health.
microbiome
probiotic
vaginal dysbiosis
vaginal microbiota
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