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Table 2 Effect of Lemon and Lime Juice and Vinegar in Lactobacillus Toxicity Assays

From: Safety and anti-HIV assessments of natural vaginal cleansing products in an established topical microbicides in vitro testing algorithm

   Lemon Juice Lime Juice Vinegar
L jensenii Natural 18.4 (1.2)1 14.0 (3.2) 12.1 (13.0)
  pH Neutral 22.0 (0.7) 21.1 (2.9) > 50.0 (0.0)
L crispatus Natural 19.6 (3.6) 18.0 (6.6) 9.9 (2.4)
  pH Neutral 7.6 (0.3) 7.8 (0.6) > 50.0 (0.0)
  1. 1Median and inter-quartile range of MIC50s
  2. Juice and vinegar concentrations are expressed as percent (%) solution.