46% of women trying to conceive experience pain during or after intercourse due to vaginal dryness
Normal off-the-shelf lubricants are spermicidal yet 25% of those actually trying to conceive are using lubricants that are as toxic to sperm as contraceptive jellies.
Balance Activ offer a sperm-friendly lubricant developed specifically for couples trying to conceive - giving a boost to sperm motility, helping create the right environment for sperm to survive as well as providing the lubrication which is sometimes needed.
The vagina can be a harsh environment for sperm to survive because its pH level is 4.5, in contrast to semen which is between 7-8. Balance Activ Conceive Fertility Gel and Spray has a pH level of 7, creating the ideal environment for sperm to survive. Both products also benefit from a key ingredient – Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is naturally present in the vagina and cervical fluid and allows the sperm to move more easily towards the egg. It is safe, natural, odourless and non-sticky, specifically designed to help couples trying to conceive.
Women can only conceive during two days in each ovulation cycle, however the actual 'fertile period' also takes in a number of days before ovulation with sperm able to survive for up to five days before fertilising the egg.
At the time of ovulation, a healthy vaginal environment is vital. One thing you must avoid before ovulation is a vaginal bacterial infection, often resulting from an imbalance in the good and bad bacteria within the vagina as it prepares to fend off foreign bodies – even sperm.
If the bad bacteria have the upper hand this can affect the quality of your cervical mucus and bacteria have even been found to clump sperm together. So looking after your vaginal health with a pH-regulating lactic acid gel can help maintain the best environment for your good bacteria.
Studies show that many women who are trying to conceive also encounter occasional or regular issues with dryness but ordinary lubricants have been reported to impair sperm so at the time of ovulation it's best to use a sperm-friendly lubricant. This won't only deal with the issue of dryness and make lovemaking more intimate but will also provide the right pH for sperm to survive. Hyaluronic acid (HA) – based lubricants have the additional benefit of helping out in cases of poor sperm motility – a male factor that is on the increase in modern society.
Studies show that sperm linked to HA is grabbed and kept safely in the oviduct if ovulation has not happened yet. This could give some women up to two additional days during which the egg can be fertilised.
Balance Activ understand that when you have problems with your female health you don't always want to turn to medicines that can have nasty side effects. Ideally, you want something that works in harmony with your own body, but that you can also trust to really work. They also understand that you often want to sort things out yourself instead of going to the doctor.
That's exactly why Balance Activ have developed a range of products sold through pharmacies and supermarkets that mimic what your body does naturally and offer a gentle yet effective alternative to drugs. Their products are proven to work and they allow you to take control of your own situation.
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