first things first: microbiome 101
specifically, the vaginal microbiome.
It’s a community of trillions of microbes that live in your vagina. Microbes include bacteria, which is actually a good thing, mostly. Certain bacteria in the vagina help keep it healthy. But when there is an overgrowth of certain bacteria, or an imbalance of any kind, it can lead to discomfort, itching, odor, or vaginal infections. And the vaginal microbiome is part of the whole ecosystem that is your body, so imbalances here can have an impact on the rest of your health. So, the key is keeping this environment in balance—which is where we come in.
you are distinctive
and so is your vagina.
Your vaginal microbiome is completely unique to you, just like your health needs. Taking an at-home vaginal microbiome test is one way to help us understand what’s happening in your body and which solutions are a match for you. Assessing the state of your microbiome helps us figure out exactly which probiotics, supplements and vitamins will best harmonize with your body. And the more we learn about you, the more we can tailor other awesome products and services to your unique biological needs.
We take the guesswork (and choice overload) out of the equation:
vaginal microbiome test + personalized products, services, and care =awesomely ever after.
(well, it’s a start anyways.)
your unique biology matters
it’s why Awesome Woman is obsessed with the science
You were born with a set of genes inherited directly from your parents. And you can’t change them, for better or worse. But, you can influence them. Which means, the more you learn about your genes, the better you can guide them to work in your favor.
In addition to the genes you’re born with, you also have about 39 trillion bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that live in harmony with your body, from your digestive tract, to your skin to your vagina. Each community of microorganisms is called a microbiome. Like your genes, the more you learn about your microbiome, the better you can guide it to work in your favor.
And the vaginal microbiome is fascinating:
- No two are alike.
- It’s greatly influenced by estrogen levels.
- Your genes, biology, diet, lifestyle, daily habits, and sex life can all affect your microbiome.
- The vaginal microbiome can change, both positively and potentially negatively.
- Changes in the microbiome are linked to various ailments: cancers, autoimmune and cardiovascular disease, vaginal and urinary health, menopause, skin health, and even digestive health.
how we use this research
You collect a vaginal microbiome swab, which is analyzed in a lab. With a clear picture of your vaginal health state, we can suggest products and solutions, matched to your unique biology, to meet your immediate needs.
We use additional diagnostic tests and health data to take it beyond the microbiome, uncovering helpful information about fertility, PMS, PCOS, menopause, and a whole lot more.
We can use state-of-the-art data analyses to help you predict and manage new issues before they arise.
Kind of awesome.
Dear Awesome Woman,
Our female-led team of clinicians, microbiologists, dietitians, and skincare and formulation experts have combined our extensive expertise to create a suite of products and services to help women achieve optimal care across a continuum of health, wellness, and beauty.
Our products, as the name suggests, are awesome.
Everything we create comes from our deep knowledge of the clinical and scientific evidence on ingredients known to support women’s health. That is where we always start. We source the most natural, potent, high-quality and clinically-tested ingredients. And everything we make is made specifically for women.
Our scientists have deep expertise in microbiome and probiotic science. We are passionate about the ways the vaginal microbiome affects our whole ecosystem, and vice versa. We create effective, custom probiotic blends for women’s health and wellness that can only be found at Awesome Woman.
Supported by our extensive network of women’s health focused clinicians, we’ve created a holistic health and wellness program that helps you find the right solutions for your health and wellness needs at any stage of your journey.
Welcome to Awesome Woman.
Dr Kimberly Capone, Chief Scientific Officer