When it comes to choosing effective probiotics for better health, documented strains matter.™ Clinical studies have shown the predominance of L. crispatus, L. jensenii, L. gasseri, and L. rhamnosus as characteristic of the vaginal microbiota in healthy women.*
Clinical Study #1 (1999)
In a study of 319 women visiting three medical clinics, most women’s normal vaginal bacterial residents included L. crispatus (32%) and L. jensenii (23%). The study demonstrated how L. crispatus and L. jensenii, not L. acidophilus, are the most common species of vaginal lactobacilli.
Antonio MAD, et al. Journal of Infectious Diseases Oxford Academic 1999;180:1950–6.
Clinical Study #2 (2007)
In another study involving 126 healthy pregnant women, L. crispatus and L. gasseri were the most dominant species found, followed by L. jensenii and L. rhamnosus.*
Kiss H, et al. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2007;114: 1402-1407.
Clinical Study #3 (2014)
The four strains in Jarro-Dophilus ® Women (Astarte strains) were tested in a double-blind randomized trial in 60 subjects. Oral supplementation with these strains resulted in the improvement of vaginal Lactobacilli microbiota.*
Kaufmann U, et al. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2014 Jan;172:102-5.
Clinical Study #4 (2016)
Recently in Europe (published in 2016), a trial was undertaken with 30 pregnant women given the four Jarro-Dophilus ® Women (Astarte) strains. The comparison group, also 30 pregnant women, received standard prenatal care and no probiotic. Probiotic supplementation yielded significant results over the course of the study. The presence of Lactobacilli increased 3-fold, and undesirable bacteria decreased.*
Anoshina TM, et al. Perinatologiya I Pediatriya 2016;4(68):22-25.