Total Solution for Vaginal Tightening and Rejuvenation
Less or loss of pleasurable sex is common complaint of sex life among women and/or their partner over various reasons. Yes it may affect various concern of sexual interest, sex life, relationship or even the quality of life.
In general, less or loss of pleasurable sex may involve several main factors such as low sex drive (either caused by psychological factors, moods, or traumatic events), painful sex, low physical stamina, and less or poor sensitivity of female genital organ during intercourse. This is off-topic from male perspective (penis size and male sexual performance).
Of that reasons, however, 'vaginal sensitivity' are found to be extremely difficult because it requires 'extensive and serious care' while others can be treatable in no-time manner, such as;
- low sex drive; performing various tricks of foreplay and arousal stimulation (visual - physical look, tactile - touching sensitivity area, auditory - talking any arousal stimulation things, and olfactory - titillating perfume scents),
- painful sex; using over-the-counter vagina lubricants, and
- low physical stamina; consuming any intervention that can boost stamina up (diets, so-called sexual enhancer products, energy drinks, etc.) despite the effect could be only for short-term result.
Although the term of vaginal sensitivity looks simple, but actually it does not. It will be involving vaginal skin (including vaginal wall) and vaginal muscle that should be 'maintained' through certain substances produced by the body, Estrogen.
For short, vaginal sensitivity means:
- restoring the youthful of vaginal skin and vaginal wall,
- restoring the strength of vaginal muscle.
And all of above objectives ONLY can be done by steroid activities of human estrogen. NOTHING ELSE.
Unfortunately, human estrogen also needed by other organ and function to work properly (breasts, hair, eye, nail, skin, lipids metabolism, lung, heart, brain, etc, and female genital organ as well) while the production of this hormone will decline at the age of 20 and eventually stop at menopause period indicated by no more menstruation.
In terms of rejuvenating vagina, the mechanism of estrogen as following:
Vaginal Skin and Wall
It will increase collagen and elastin production that will be exposed to the vaginal skin and wall resulting the regeneration of new skin cells, replacing dead cells, and more proteins of elastin between the cells making it more elastic.
For short, youthful of vaginal lips and wall making it more sensitive, and more tight and elastic of vaginal wall.
It will increase the mass of vaginal muscle resulting more strength of contraction and grip. The picture of comparison between weak and strong pelvic/vaginal muscles showing that it prevents disease related to uterus prolapses. It means, having a fat (strong) pelvic/vaginal muscles is not only associated with pleasurable sex due to better contraction and grip, but also prevent painful prolapses of urogenital organs which is further required surgery to 'cut' the excess urogenital parts out of vaginal hole.
Therefore, as seen on pictures and the mechanisms of estrogen in rejuvenating vagina, it gives clear pictures what is the real term of vaginal tightening and rejuvenating means about. It is certainly different from many description appeared in the public about tightness outcomes that can be obtained from pelvic exercise (known as Kegels exercise) or even surgery either by Vaginoplasty (vulva reconstructive surgery) and Labiaplasty (vaginal lips reconstructive surgery).
Kegels are good to go to train the muscle in improving its tone because the contraction of vaginal muscle can be performed 'voluntary'. However, original contraction of the vaginal muscle actually come from involuntary contraction, which is automatically responding any stimulation happened in urogenitalia such as urination, defecation, and penetration (during intercourse). If this involuntary contraction not work well or dysfunction, then many child-age females will have no control against frequent urination. Do they need to learn how to do kegels too?
This is why many old-age women tend to have urinary incontinence because of this function does not work well anymore, including to the risk of prolapse vagina or uterus.
What makes the strength of involuntary contraction become interesting in sexual activities is, it gives best sensation during many times and any speed of penile penetration. Both of couple.
On the other side, voluntary contraction sometimes make their male partner even pain during penetration because there is only grip without contraction that occurs close to the lips area, whilst involuntary contraction have it all. Of course the women can do 'on-off' contraction mannually. However, during penetration movement, it is impossible to perform it continuously. Imagine having intercouse only thinking about self-contraction...
The sensation even greater if the vaginal wall also has strong elasticity and tight making the grip occurs in the whole canal. No words can describe its pleasure.
Meanwhile, both vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are only offering reconstructive outcomes by cutting excess vaginal wall, skin (lips), and muscle. While it also cuts many nerves in the vagina causing numbness (this effect can be permanent), the loose vagina will be happened over above factors (frequent of sex, aging, childbirth, and menopause). Imagine doing facelift by cutting saggy or excess skin either conventionally or using laser technology. No regeneration skin cells, no replacing dead skin cells, and no elastic proteins production for the cells, how long it will survive? (Not even mentioning its cost, side effects (scars, bleeding, bruising, painful sex, infections, etc.), and effectiveness for the most).
For short, vaginal surgery has nothing do with rejuvenating properties rather than reconstruction for aesthetic purpose. Some said, it offers tightness sensation. The question is, what benefits of tightness sensation if they lose their sensitivity because of numbness effect (except to their male partner benefits)? what benefits of tightness sensation if the vaginal wall already thin and dull? what benefits of tightness sensation if the vaginal muscle already thin and weak? What benefits of tightness sensation if the skin cells are poor in elastic fibers? At the end, the outcomes of tightness sensation will be gone fastly because of that (no rejuvenating effects).
That's why the American Congress of Obstetrician and Gynecologists (ACOG) didn't clasify this kind of surgery as justificial surgical procedures because lack of therapeutic efficacy while seeing so many potential harmful effects before and post-op, and put the outcomes based on cosmetic surgeon skills.
Vaginal surgery is the best option if a woman has medical problems, such as malformation of the vagina due to absence of vaginal hole, pain or irritation due to excessive growth of pubic lips (minora and/or majora), trouble in urinating or defecating due to prolapse bladder or rectum into the vagina (cystocele or rectocele), and other unnatural function and structure in urogenital system.
Of that 'vaginal performance' effects, estrogen also has responsibility to keep moisturize the vagina by enhancing the vaginal fluids production. While this is beneficial for alleviating painful sex or dyspareunia and vaginal pH (its health), it also constributes significantly maintaining the elasticity and tightness of vaginal wall.
Loose Vagina and Vaginal Dryness
Loose vagina and vaginal dryness are nature conditions of female genital organ over the age, frequent of sex, chilbirth, and imbalance hormonal events. Each of these causatives have their own way to make the strength and elasticity of vaginal wall and muscle declines, and dryness of the vagina.
Frequent of Sex
Frequent of sex means more intensive of friction between male genital organ and vaginal wall. This friction will make the layers in the vaginal wall becomes thin and less sensitive, as well as saturated of vaginal muscle (or better known as pelvic muscle) tone.
Loose vagina and frequent of sex is common among women who 'sell sex' as their livelihood. Almost their genital organ are poor of grip and contraction, and sometimes dryness. Even their age are still a dozen years where many happened in development countries, their estrogen levels are not much help in the 'recovery process' of the tightness and elasticity of their vaginal wall and muscle unless stopping that activity temporarily giving chance for their estrogen to work. It can be several weeks to few months for abstaining in sex.
The sensation of loose vagina can be worst if they're also performing rough sex, which is involving certain tools or toys that may damage the muscle around the vagina and supporting tissues of the vaginal wall.
Vaginal delivery is the most common cause of loose or lax vagina because the process itself is really damaging the structure of vaginal walls and vaginal muscle. In fact, the effect of poor strength of vaginal muscle post-delivery does not only associate with loose vagina, but also to the incidence of pelvic organ prolapse.
In a UK study archived in the Internation Urogynecology Journal, 2014, the study authors conclude, "Symptoms of POP [Pelvic Organ Prolapse] were increased in those women who had experienced a vaginal delivery, whilst the sensation of having a tight vagina was decreased in those who had had a previous vaginal birth." (ref) And many more studies indicating that causatives.
In medical practice, the strength of vaginal muscle described as Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength (PFMS).
For short, a loose or lax vagina is common among postpartum because the strength of vaginal muscle has been declined or even dysfunction (in worst case) due to pre- and post-vaginal-birthing.
In the first pre-vaginal-birthing (new mothers), they will experience with a very uncomfortable and uneasy feeling for any position (sleeping, sitting, standing, etc.) as the fetus head is in the middle position between the pelvic muscles. What makes this thing becomes serious in later sex life is, the tightness sensation will be significantly dropped prior delivery because the rifting of vaginal muscle had to 'adapt' with that condition, whilst the strength of pelvic/vaginal becomes weaker as the continuation of that process.
That's why the feeling of uncomfortable and uneasy during pre-birthing is not significant among postpartum who have given birth because the rifting and strength of their vaginal/pelvic muscle has been little bit tenuous and 'more flexible' (weaker). But still, both of them will experience with a loose vagina eventually.
In medical practices, the strength of vaginal muscle identified as an Intra-vaginal Pressure, and the contraction and endurance can be measured by vaginal/perionometer manometry for the result of Maximally Voluntary Contraction (MVC).
Meanwhile, due to this, some of newly pregnant women prepare their birthing with cesarean delivery. Yes, some research have shown that sexual desire, intercourse satisfaction and overall satisfaction with sex life were generally higher than those underwent vaginal delivery either spontaneous or with episiotomy (perineal laceration). However, at the end, the tightness sensation of the vagina will be certainly different (looser) prior having a baby due to fetus' development and position, and imbalance hormonal levels during breastfeeding.
On the other hand, due to safety profile however, vaginal delivery still becomes top choice instead of risky and expensive cesarean section.
Aging can be described as the MUST for declining of tightness and moisture of the vagina. It is nature of human being. However, as this declining process has been linked to declined estrogen levels, therefore, reversing that levels become a surefire solution in medicine for slowing that effects or even restoring the outcomes like they were young. This called hormonal therapy using human-like estrogen as substituer despite this intervention may associate with cancer risks, particularly using synthetic estrogen.
Menopause is a period where a woman has no ability to produce estrogen anymore.
Similiarly to aging except they still can produce estrogen in low amount over the age, menopausal women have no chance for their body to produce own-estrogen and that's why they're very identic with estrogen deficiency. The problem is, it does not only associate with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings, or urinary incontinence and other health concersn, but also affects their genital organ functions and performances such as atrophic vagina like vaginal dryness, thin and dull vaginal wall, and weakness vaginal muslces.
Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) in these group then become popular choice because of that causative roles in addition to progesterone replacement therapy (PRT) to counter dominant levels of estrogen for health concern. Studies also have shown this intervention significantly increase vaginal tightness sensation and increase vascular component of the connective tissue layer of urethra (youthful skin in the vaginal wall), as well as improve urinary tract function. However, since this ERT using synthetic estrogen and unfortunately associated with breast cancer and other cancer risks, therefore, the benefits may not outweigh the risk.
Improve Vaginal Tightness, Elasticity, Sensitivity, Moisture, Sex Drive, and its Health Safely
Now you know or perhaps you already know that the only way to rejuvenate or restore the tightness, elasticity, sensitivity, and moisture of the vagina, as well as vaginal health and functions, either caused by frequent of sex, aging, childbirth, menopause, imbalance hormonal events (menstruation, side effects of medicaiton, stress, lactation, etc.), are through external estrogen intervention including to female sexual arousal as an accumulated impacts.
We look for external estrogen intervention because we need their estrogenic activities (or known as steroid activities) that works similarly to human estrogen to rejuvenate vaginal skin and wall, vaginal muscle, vaginal fluids production, balancing of vaginal pH, and female sexual performance.
The best part of this intervention is, we can apply it directly to targeted area (in this case, the vagina), especially using topical products containing human-like estrogens for fast-effective results. Unlike pills that will be digested and many of them become waste products, this type of intervention is better method. In fact, if this method (topically human-like estrogen intervention) done frequently, the outcomes even better than what we felt in young age about pleasurable sex. Of course, this requires strong type of human-like estrogen to get such outcomes.
The problem is, hormonal therapy either orally or topically that use synthetic estrogen are significantly associated with cancer risk, particularly with breast cancer onset in long-term application. Therefore, most of health authorities recommend this intervention for short therapy in considering the benefits may outweigh the risk with a strict doctor-supervision.
The initial sytematic study for the relationship between this hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and breast cancer risk was found by the Women's Health Institute (WHI) and afterward recommended by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), the Endocrine Socienty, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
In an expert panel discussion held on July 9, 2012, at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, one of speakers, Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, director of HHS's agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says, the WHI has saved thousands of lives by debunking convention wisdom and allowing millions of women and their doctors to make key health decision based on scientific evidence." (ref)
Contrary to 'synthetic estrogen' used in HRT, phytoestrogen - a human-like estrogen derived from botanical sources - showed to be safer than synthetic type. In fact, this phytoestrogen even can fight the cancer risk!
In some studies for general health purpose, phytoestrogen has been identified smart enough to detect carcinogenic cells and start fighting them directly or invades carcinogenic cells to do suicide or known in medicine as apoptosis properties.
An inhibit cancer cell (including breast cancer) proliferation and viability from phytoestrogen also showed in term of alternatives to safe HRT. In medicine, their effect indicated by an ability to bind preferentially to estrogen receptor beta, inhibit enzymes that convert circulating steroid precursors into estradiol and inhibit cell signalling pathways of growth factors. Estrogen is an important determinant of breast cancer risk, and phytoestrogens (especially certain isoflavones and lignans) can bind to estrogen receptor and exert weak estrogenic effects.
That's why many epidemiological studies found lower incidences of breast cancer in countries where the intake of phytoestrogen is high.
A study conducted by multiple institutions, the Cancer Prevention and Control Program/Division of Surgical Oncology, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ, USA, concluded that phytoestrogen consumption may decrease ovarian cancer risk.
They write on the paper, "This study provided some suggestion that phytoestrogen consumption may decrease ovarian cancer risk, although results did not reach statistical significance."
Although the study showed 'not signficant' effect, however, it is clearly showing MORE SAFE than synthetic estrogen despite study limitations that probably found 'did not reach statistical significance' while population-based evidences in countries with high consumption of diets rich in phytoestrogen showed significant lower of breast cancer incidences, as well as other studies that shows signficiant positive results.
A study conducted by Richter D. from Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Rostock, Germany, and colleagues, concluded that phytoestrogens have potential role (especially with lignan - one of major type of phytoestrogen) in breast cancer prevention and treatment through its abilities in reducing activity of estrogen receptor alpha (ER-alpha) and increasing activity of progesterone receptor SIGNIFICANTLY. (ref)
A study conducted by Li Y. from Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Wuhan University, China, and colleagues, concluded that phytoestrogens (especially with isoliquiritigenin - a type of flavonoid phytoestrogen) showed a crucial role in inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and inducing apoptosis properties (suicide ability).
They write on the paper archived in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2013 Oct 1;272(1):37-48, "these data suggest that isoliquiritigenin induces growth inhibition and apoptosis through downregulating AA [arachidonic acid] metabolic network and the deactivation of P13K/Akt in human breast cancer." (ref)
This below study shows the benefits of phytoestrogen reduce the risk of oesteoporosis, which is identic to estrogen deficiency effect among menopausal women.
The study author, Chrzan BG. from Department of Oral Biology, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA, and colleagues write on their paper published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 2007 Feb;51(2):171-7, "The results provide a basis for understanding how dietary phytoestrogens protect bone without increasing the risks for breast cancer." (ref)
A study conducted by Theisen LL. from the Institute of Immunology, Centre de Recherder Public de la Sante/Laboratoire National de Sante, Luxembourg, concluded that Tannins from Witch hazel have antiviral properties.
They write on the paper archived in "...show the first time that a tannin-rich extract inhibits human papilomavirus (HPV) type 16 infection." (ref)
A study conducted by Sánchez-Tena S. from the Faculty of Biology, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, concluded that tannins from Witch hazel shows potential activity against colon cancer cells.
They write on the paper published in the Journal of Natural Products, "we identified a highly reactive phenolic position in hamamelitannin, which may explain its efficacy at inhibiting colon cancer growth." (ref)
In line to above results, other researchers from same institution, Lizarraga D. and colleagues also found tannins from Witch hazel have anti-tumor properties.
They write on the paper, "Witch hazel fractions were the most efficient in inhibiting cell proliferation in HT29 and HCT116 human colon cancer cell lines..." (ref)
In term of skin rejuvenating properties, other than estrogenic activities inducing collagen and elastin production, the role of antioxidant properties also important to delay 'degradation' of skin structure either caused by aging, hormonal factors, or environment, as well as repairing damaged cells. And witch hazel also showed its therapeutic efficacy.
A study conducted by Thring TS. from the School of Life Sciences, Kingston University, London, and colleagues concluded that Witch hazel have potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in primary human skin fibroblasts.
They write on the paper and archived in the Journal of Inflammation (London, England) 2011 OCt 13;8(1):27, "These data show that the extract and products tested have a protective effect on fibroblast cells against hydrogen peroxide induced damage. This approach provides a potential method to evaluate the claims made for plant extract and the products in which these extracts are found." (ref)
Similarly to above result, antioxidant properties of tannins extracted from Witch hazel also identified by other researchers.
Tourino S. from the Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research (IIQAB-CSIC), Spain, and colleagues found that specific substances of tannin and its natural phenols (proanthocyanidins, gallotannins, and gallates) speed up the 'the transportation of that substances, highly antiaging properties, anti-tumor, and skin rejuvenating properties.
They write on the paper published in the Chemical Research in Toxicology 2008 Mar;21(3):696-704, "The mixtures were highly active as free radical scavengers agains ABTS, DPPH (hydrogen donation and electron transfer), and HNTTM (electron transfer). They were also able to reduce the newly introduce TNPTIM radical, meaning that they included some highly reactive components. Witch hazl phenolics protected red blood cells from free radical-induced hemolysis and were mildly cytotoxic to 3T3 fibroblasts and HaCat keratinocytes. They also inhibited the proliferation of tumoral SK-Mel 28 melanoma cells at lower concentrations than grape and pine procyanidins." (ref)
In fact, the higher safety profile of Witch hazel extracts and therapeutic efficacy for skin rejuvenating properties also showed in children with skin disorders.
The study author, Wolff HH. from Dermatology Department, University Hospital Luebeck, Germany, and colleagues concluded that topical method of Witch hazel content showed effective but safe for children with skin disorders.
They write on the paper published in the European Journal of Pediatrics 2007 Sep;166(9):943-8, "hamamelis ointment is an effective and safe treatment for certain skin disorders in children to to age of 11 years." (ref)
Even better, in term of anti-fungi properties, the researchers even suggest the Oak gall to be used as anticandidal agent for manufacturing disposable diapers and hygienic clothes.
The study author, Tavel AA., from Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Insitute, El-Sadat City, Egypt, and colleagues write on their paper published in Revista Argentina de Microbiologia 2013 Oct-Dec;45(4):271-6, "The durability of anticandidal activity in QIE [Quercus Infectoria]-treated textiles almost completely disappeared after the fourth laundering cycle." (ref)
It means, for vaginal health, Oak gall extract is very strong against candida albicans - one of the most dreadful fungal pathogens treatening humans, said study authors.
And much more studies showing higher safety profile and therapeutic efficacy of its phytoestrogens and phenolic substances overcoming estrogen deficiency, skin rejuvenating properties, and even anti-cancers effect, as well as the best alternative to current synthetic HRT.
But still, the science beyond phytoestrogens are still too far from clearly understood as there are so many types of phytoestrogen that may need to be investigated deeply. Despite that knowledge limitations, there is almost nothing to show until now that taking phytoestrogens associated with cancer risks rather than anti-cancer benefits. In fact, some of the studies even suggested as a chemopreventive agents. Imagine with a chemotherapy that can not recognize which one carcinogenic or good cells. All of them are killed but unfortunately the infected cells have spread anywhere out of targeted chemotherapy's area leading to higher recurrence rate or even worst.
Overall, phytoestrogens are the effective way to get steroid activities of human-like estrogen to tighten up and rejuvenate both vaginal structure and functions with HIGHER safety profile. And these results become more effective when that phytoestrogens applied topically and directly to targeted area, the vagina.
It is very well known that phytoestrogens can be obtained from diets containing human-mimicking estrogen such as fenugreek, soybeans, oats, sesame seeds, wheatberries, yams, rice, beans, pomegranates, carrots, apples, bourbon, red clover, rice bran, etc., however, strong types of phytoestrogen which also proven in some clinical studies that can rejuvenate fast and effectively the vaginal skin and wall, increase vaginal muscle, against atrophic symptoms (vaginal dryness), and improve acidity of the vagina, are Oak gall (Quercus Infectoria), Witch Hazel (Hammamelis Virginiana), Pueraria Mirifica, and Curcoma comosa. In fact, the medical literature has been stated that Oak gall as a reference for tightening and rejuvenating properties due to its tannin content and their phytoestrogens in ability "to render skin collagen impervious to degradation". (ref)
Tannin is an agent for tightening properties or in medicine known as astringent properties (ref) where its effect can be obtained in second after exposed to this substance.
If you see the list from the medical literature here, you will find that there are some other sources for astringent properties like Witch hazel, Mercury, Eucalyptus, Areca, and Alum. However, the best tannin content for astringent properties that has been proven and used as medical literature still addressed to Oak gall. (ref)
So if you found the statement of other compounds or ingredients for THE BEST tightening properties other than Oak Gall, then it is certainly false-negative information. No medical literatures showing such claims.
The medical literature stated that Oak gall has ability "to render skin collagen impervious to degradation" (ref), Why?
Although the mechanism remain poor understood, however, they found their phytoestrogens such as their isoflavones, lignans, etc. are found to be aggressive in estrogenic activities stimulating collagen and elastin production and eventually rejuvenated skin cells and keep it last longer.
This is why, many Eastern and Asian postpartum use it (people there called Manjakani) for thousands years to restore their 'vaginal performance and sensation' and its health without knowing what substances have in there. Of that effects, they also didn't know that such human-mimicking estrogen also influence their vaginal muscle mass (more fat) because this is what human estrogen responsibility to the pelvic muscles. Some of them use it as douche solution and others as diets solution.
Oak gall or Manjakani has been used in traditional medicine since 2725 BC by ancient Egypt and then spread to Indians, Chinese, and Malays. According to researchers, the finest Oak gall comes from Allepo, Syria, and known as Oak gall Mecca or Oak gall Allepo because its tannin content about 50%-70% and 3% of gallic acid. Due to high levels of tannin content, therefore, this herb has been used primarily and widely either topically and orally in traditional medicine among postpartum (particularly) in order to tighten up their uterus and vaginal muscles that probably saggy or loose due to labor. Furthermore, studies showed their astringent properties can help tighten the muscles and wall of the vagina and increase pleasurable sex.
Efficacious of Oak gall as following:
- Restores elasticity of female genital organ and tighten vaginal muscle
- Eliminates itching, vaginal discharge and foul-smelling.
- Prevent premature aging.
- Stabilize the acidic pH and reduce excess lubricant but not dry.
- Increase estrogen levels.
- Enhance genital performance and physical strength.
- Caring and cleaning the uterus (after menstruation or childbirth).
- Improves digestion and smoothing bowel movement.
- Prevent cervix and breast cancers.
- Alleviates heartburn and reduces constipation.
Therefore, those who want to tighten up and rejuvenate their female genital organ, as well as its health naturally either caused by aging, childbirth, and hormonal factors, Oak gall herb perhaps a MUST or at least the BEST ANSWER.
However, for the record, Oak gall herb should not be consumed by pregnant women because its high levels of acidic tannin can disrupt or reduce the absorption of iron, which is highly needed during pregnancy. Ignoring this caution may increase the risk of miscarriage or malformation of the fetus. At least, consult to your doctor if you are categorized in this status and want to use it topically because that risk addressed to oral method of Oak gall herb. But still, there is a chance of that substance affects your fetus health when used topically through your blood vessels. Just be safe.
The next botanical sources with tightening and rejuvenating properties is Witch Hazel. What makes this plant becomes strong competitor against Oak gall for tightening properties are due to extract of this plant also rich in natural phenols that can speed up the absorption of their tannins and phytoestrogens content. It is a very small molecules that acts as transporters.
The latest biochemical research of tannins and natural phenols of Witch Hazel conducted by German researchers, Sarina M. Duckstein and Florian C. Stintzing from WALA Heilmittel GmbH, Department of Research and Development, Germany. Their report archived in Phytochemical Analysis 2012 Nov-Dec;23(6):588-97. (ref) and the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2011 Aug;401(2):677-88. (ref).
Of the studies investigating rejuvenating properties of Witch Hazel, one of them conducted by Alexandar Deters from Hochschule Wadenswil, University of Applied Sciences, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Glycopharmacy Research Group, Gruental, Switzerland, and colleagues concluded that phytoestrogen of Witch hazel, especially proanthocyanidins, showed an ability to increase collagen and elastin production (human skin keratinocytes) and replacing dead or damaged skin cells.
They write on the paper, "Polymeric procyanidins from Hamamelis virgiana L. bark increased proliferation of human keratonicytes and regeneration of irritated skin." (ref).
Effective treatment of damaged skin cells due to free-radicals by tannins of Witch hazel or as an antiaging properties also showed in a study conducted by Masaki H. from the Shiga Central Laboratory, Noevir Co. Ltd., Japan.
They write on the paper published in the Journal of Dermatology Science 1995 Jul;10(1):25-34, "From these results, it was concluded that hamamelitannin protects murine fibroblasts agains external active oxygens by associating with the cell surface through its sugar moiety." (ref)
Pueraria mirifica perhaps the most plant with so many clinical evidences in the area of vaginal cytology (a study investigating cells modifiable in the vagina - structure, function, and chemistry) because the researchers where the plant many grow in this country, Thailand, were actively investigating the chemical substances derived from this plant due to local population-based evidences for rejuvenating their female genital organ after vaginal birthing.
The researchers from this country have succesfully demostrated how estrogenic activities from phytoestrogen increase the muscle mass of the vagina and rejuvenating vaginal wall.
Sookvanichsilp N from Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Thailand, and colleagues found that phytoestrogen of P. mirifica increase the muscle mass through their analyzing of uterotropic activity.(ref)
Other study conducted by Manonai J. from Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, and colleagues, demonstrated how phytoestrogens from P. mirifica rejuvenate vaginal wall or skin. They found that certain doses of P. mirifica extract showed an ability regenerating new skin cells in the vagina and uterus.
They write on the paper, "Pueraria mirifica 100 and 1,000 mg/kg/day showed an estrogen-like effect on the vaginal and urethral epithelium of ovariectomized rats." (ref)
However, this plant has no astringent properties rather than simply rely on their strong phytoestrogens content for rejuvenation properties which is eventually also leading to tightness outcomes, particularly with Miroestrol or Dichlormethane.
Unlike Oak Gall and Witch Hazel that can give instant results of tightness sensation (short-term outcomes), the extract of this plant (P. mirifica) requires several days as an effect of their rejuvenating ability same as Oak Gall and Witch Hazel for rejuvenating properties (effect of long-term outcomes). That's why, in the literature P. mirifica is not listed as a source of astringent properties. See again the list of astringent sources in the literature here.
Overall, the phytoestrogens from that plants are THE MOST potent and strongest with vaginal tightening and rejuvenating properties because they have an ability to regenerate new skin cells in the vagina, constricting saggy tissue, increase the mass of pelvic/vaginal muscles, and enhance vaginal fluids production, as well as anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It's not only based on population-based evidences but also proven in some 'modern' clinical studies then listed in the medical literatures.
This is why V-Tight Gel becomes the best answer for women who want to tighten up and rejuvenate their genital organ like they were young because this vaginal tightening and rejuvenation gel/cream using the most strong ingredients with pytoestrogens content and certain substances for tightening properties, Oak Gall and Witch Hazel extracts (all in one formula), that will give several benefits for both short- and long-term outcomes.
Short-term outcomes of V-Tight Gel
- The tannins content of Oak Gall and Witch Hazel will giving instant tightness sensation of your vaginal wall and skin after applying the gel into your vagina. Mostly a few minutes after adimnistration due to abundant natural phenols from Witch hazel.
- The water-based gel will make this cream more safe from the possibility of trapping bacteria leading to infections and messy things in your vagina.
- The gel gives instant solution of safe lubricants to overcome painful sex due to existing vaginal dryness.
Long-term outcomes of V-Tight Gel
- The phytoestrogens of Oak gall and Witch hazel extract will rejuvenate your vaginal wall and skin for more youthful condition. Real tight, more elastic, and sensitive like having youthful skin texture.
- The phytoestrogen of Oak gall and Witch hazel extract will rejuvenate your vaginal muscle by increasing its muscle mass for real strong. Better grip and contraction.
- Enhance your vaginal function in producing vaginal fluids for better moisture. It doesn't only beneficial for alleviating painful sex or vaginal health, but also important for supporting the tightness and elasticity of your vaginal wall last longer.
- Enhance sexual performance and sex drive as the gel also contains Arginine which has been documented very well in pharmacology for aphrodisiac properties.
- Reduce the risk of yeast infections as that ingredients also have anti-bacterial properties.
In addition, V-Tight Gel use no chemical subtances, preservatives, synthetic hormone, parabens, and other harmful substances. It's 100% natural made. The very effective of cost-therapeutic efficacy for those who want to use hormonal therapy topically to tighten up their genital organ and against vaginal atrophic of vaginal dryness due to aging, frequent of sex, childbirth, menopause, and any events associated with imbalance estrogen levels causing vaginal dryness (menstruation, lactation, side effects of certain medications or diseases, episiotomy during childbirth operation, and psychological factors).
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Last but not least, for those experienced with vaginal dryness...
Generally speaking, as you can see from above information, vaginal dryness can be caused by a few different things. Side effects of medication, the aging process, and changes that come with childbirth. The last two are related to the most common cause of vaginal dryness, which is hormonal imbalance.
Hormone levels change over the course of our monthly menstrual cycle, as we age and approach menopause, and after childbirth, but the body tries to regulate itself again.
An extra bonus to dealing with all of these things, we can fail to produce enough vaginal lubrication. That makes sex uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. What was once a flowing river of pleasure is now a great big deep empty well. It can wreak havoc on our sex lives and just make wearing panties uncomfortable.
Luckily there are things we as women can do to alleviate vaginal dryness. External vaginal lubricant is the nectar of the Gods when it comes to solving the problem of vaginal dryness. However, the average lubricant will only take you from one sexual encounter to another.
The best solution, while giving instant lubrication to eliminate painful sex in that time, you should also try to enhance yourself to stimulate your own lubricating fluids production. And this is a Real Solution for such treatment in both short- and long-term outcomes. Of course, without causing potential adverse effects.
A gel or cream containing phytoestrogens from Oak Gall and Witch hazel like V-Tight Gel, is a better choice because it helps a woman's body to start to produce her own vaginal lubricant on her own again. As you can see from many studies about the effect of phytoestrogen in countering estrogen deficiency or imbalance hormonal levels causing vaginal dryness (at the most), phytoestrogens from Oak Gall and Witch hazel is the most aggressive in estrogenic activities. In fact, the phytoestrogens of Witch hazel has been compared to Black cohosh and Fenugreek where many used in the treatment for alleviating menopausal symptoms, and phytoestrogen of Witch hazel showed the most strong estrogenic activities than the others.
V-Tight Gel as an lubricant not only provide lubricants for the moment at hand, it will kick start your own body into producing more of what you already has. It will teach you about your own body so you don't just have to turn on the key and hope it starts. With V-Tight Gel, your engine will start to run all on its own again.
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