Which vaginal lubricant for you?  Be aware of what products you are using!

Are you kidding me?  A recall on over 69,000 units of a product made for vaginal dryness that has been approved by the FDA?  How can you trust what is on the shelves in the drugstore?  Isn’t it a scary thing to be using a product that you trust is okay to use, just to find out it may not be?

Dr. Seibel (in the article below) is recommending another alternative to the one recalled – Replens!  Have you ever checked the ingredients in this lubricant?  It is not one I would use or recommend for your delicate tissues.

Why K-Y Liquibeads Vaginal Moisturizer Was Recalled

Written by Dr. Mache Seibel on July 25, 2012

Ten years into menopause, vaginal dryness is the number one complaint.  And it affects millions of younger women as well. Earlier this month, J&J (Johnson and Johnson) was asked to recall over 69,000 units of its K-Y Liquibeads products after receiving over 200 complaints from consumers between June 25, 2010 and Dec. 12, 2011.  It seems the product is not dissolving and/or has an uncharacteristic consistency or texture.

A spokeswoman for the company said the recall wasn’t unsafe and does not affect other types of K-Y vaginal moisturizers.  Consumers do not need to return any of the products.

“K-Y Liquibeads is being recalled from retailers and wholesalers to address the U.S Food and Drug Administration’s concerns that the product should be cleared under a separate medical device application,” the company said in a statement earlier this month.  “We are moving forward with the process to obtain clearance for the product.”

K-Y Liquibeads had been sold as part of an application for an existing K-Y product.  The FDA determined that the Liquibead product needed a separate medical device application.  At the time, McNeil (a subsidiary of JNJ) said it would take whatever steps were necessary to address FDA’s concerns.  This is all part of a larger manufacturing problem that J&J has been having.

So if you go to the drugstore looking for Liquibeads and it’s no longer on the shelves, consider Replens.  It offers women a safe, effective solution to vaginal dryness and has received the FDA’s 510(k) clearance, a requirement many companies have not met.  Replens is estrogen-free and long-lasting and has been clinically tested and shown to be as effective as vaginal estrogen, about which so many health questions have been raised.

Read the original article here

If you need a safe and soothing vaginal lubricant, why not use Aloe Cadabra?  Why not use one that you really could eat if you wanted to – it is that safe!
It truly is safe because:

  • Contains Vitamin E to soothe and nourish while lubricating
  • As a topical cream can be used to moisturize, soothe and lubricate dry vaginal tissues
  • Certified organic ingredients
  • First and only plant-based intimate moisturizer
  • pH balanced for a woman’s body
  • Edible
  • Absorbs into vaginal tissue so no gooey, sticky mess
  • Allows for glide, ease and effectiveness
  • Supports body’s natural healing process by carrying vitamins and nutrients to skin
  • Helps restore natural vaginal moisture


This is why we love to educate, empower and support you.  We care about you and the products you choose for your body.
Sheri Goddard, co-owner www.MenopauseCoach.com


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