Jul 22, 2016
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.
Have you tried a vitamin C supplement for bacterial vaginosis? Please be sure to let us know how it worked for you! Continue reading to see how vitamin C supplements have helped our readers!
17 User Reviews
I tried the Vitamin C cure last week. I inserted one 1000mcg vit c pill into my vagina and kept it in place overnight with a tampon sprayed with olive oil.
It worked fantastically well! Instant cure and no more unpleasant odour!
I have decided to do this once a week as a preventative measure. The only change I have made is to wear underwear with a pantyliner because the dissolving pill can cause orange staining the next day.
I can't believe this works so well and am ecstatic with the result. I feel clean again!
So the first time I ever got bv was my freshman year in college; 4 years ago and it was so painful I could barely walk, and it smelled horribly. I was given antibiotics by the school's clinic which cleared it up in 2 days. Unfortunately its been reoccurring very frequently and ive tried everything from prescription creams to Apple cidar vinegar. My ph levels are always unbalanced whether I have sex with the same partner over and over or not. Luckily, every occurrence since then has been mild with just a mild order that worsens during sex and discharge ive been able to mask me doing the day but its definitely noticeable during sex. I was getting so frustrated but yesterday I read a blog of someone who tried vitamin c with rosehip pills and inserted them inside of her vag and theyd seemed to work and pretty quickly so today I sought out these pills but was unable to find the pills which included rosehip from any local store so I just tried the vitamin c pills alone 1000 mg. They worked!!! At first my vag was a bit irritable but probably because the mg count was a bit high I recommend starting with 250-500mg to avoid the 2-3 hour irritation. However, 13 hrs later, the order is gone and I haven't had foul discharge all day. Normally I can stick my finger up there and would get white discharge on my finger and a collectible amount underneath my fingernail but nope, nada! Im so glad ive finally found something that works because reoccurring bv surely knows how to make you miserable, loose confidence, and run up your clinical bills and visits. Lol
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I've been a BV sufferer for a while but the vitamin c does work! But it will burn horribly if you place it in/near your labia. You must push it all the way up into your vagina! I do it at night and wear a panty liner. I take a tablet and bite it into little pieces like a little bit bigger than sesame seed size and put it in an applicator (it's ok if you don't have one, use your finger) squat down in the shower and open yourself and place it in there. If you feel any burning take it out because it'll feel horrible!