A woman emailed me to say she had been at one of my events recently and how she so appreciated the comment, “It is just as important to moisturize your vagina as it is  your face.”

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced compound in the body with the highest concentrations of the body found in the fluids of eyes and joints. Hyaluronic acid also exists within most vertebral tissues and is known to play a significant role during cell development, wound healing, and tissue regeneration. The amount of hyaluronic acid in our bodies begins to diminish as we age and this happens much more quickly after the age of forty (during the peri-menopausal years); the years leading up to menopause.

Hyaluronic acid allows for cells to retain moisture in the tissue, which keeps the tissue and/or skin moist and well hydrated. The most amazing benefit of hyaluronic acid molecules is that they have the capacity to absorb up to 1,000 times their own weight in water. Hyaluronic acid also plays an important role in healing damaged tissue.

When a woman reaches the age of forty and her levels of hyaluronic acid decrease, she may notice that her face and body’s skin is drier. She expects this almost. What she does not expect, in part because we rarely discuss it is the fact that her vagina may become dry as well. I think to Joni Mitchell’s song, Big Yellow Taxi, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” That’s the same for the vagina! Women do not appreciate the moisture they had in their vagina which allowed for pain-free sex…….until sex hurts!

That is why I am so delighted there is RepaGyn for my patients and women the world over. In addition to vitamin E to keep vaginal tissues youthful, RepaGyn contains hyaluronic acid to repair vaginal tissues and increase the moisture! So that’s why I say ladies, moisturize your vagina and get back to the bedroom!

Maureen McGrath

Maureen McGrath

Host of the CKNW Sunday Night Health Show on Corus Radio. As a leading women's health expert and Registered Nurse, I understand the importance that sexual, vaginal, bladder and bowel health has on overall health and relationships.

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