- Elix invested in a clinical trial to prove that there are holistic, all-natural solutions that can help heal the root cause of period symptoms.
- The results revealed that 90% of participants saw an improvement in 15 PMS and menstrual symptoms overall.
- Additional insights were gained from the study that showed a significant decrease in the use of over the counter painkillers while participants were using Cycle Balance.
- This clinical trial was the first of its kind, making it not just a win for Elix, but a win for all people with periods.
Elix is the first platform to deliver personalized, clinically-proven, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formulas to support chronic care for stigmatized conditions, beginning with menstrual and hormone health. Our mission is to show people that our periods aren’t something to dread, but a vital indicator of our internal health. When we tune into our bodies, and understand the clues it’s showing us, we’re able to change our relationship with our bodies and become our own best healers.
Finally, period health gets a seat at the clinical table
Eighty million of us every month in the US experience period-related symptoms and yet only 4% of research funding goes towards our health—65% of which goes towards fertility, leaving menstrual and hormone health severely underserved.
Back in 2021, we decided to take matters into our own hands and invested in our own Institutional Review Board approved independent clinical trial. It was the first of its kind to assess the efficacy of personalized Chinese herbal medicine on 15 PMS and period-related symptoms such as cramps, fatigue, and mood swings. We believe that there are better, more holistic options for your body than what’s currently available like painkillers, birth control, or simply dealing with the discomfort, and the results of the trial proved just that.
The results: Cycle Balance works
The clinical trial proved two things that we knew to be true: every cycle is unique and needs to be treated that way, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can effectively treat underlying menstrual conditions. That means the 700 million people who suffer from period symptoms globally no longer have to. And that is music to our ears.
Trial participants who used Cycle Balance over a three-month period saw:
- 90% Improvement in PMS & menstrual symptoms overall
- 87% ease in symptoms
- 85% better regulation of cycle
- 82% reduction in premenstrual & menstrual cramps
- 80% fewer mood swings
- 80% canceled fewer plans & felt more productive
Additional insights were gained from the study that showed a significant decrease in the use of over the counter painkillers while participants were using Cycle Balance. On average, participants used painkillers for less than 1 day (<0.9) while taking their personalized herbal formula.
“Consistently using high doses of pain medication has been correlated with negative long-term effects, such as gastrointestinal pain, increased bleeding, and kidney and liver issues.” — Dr. Jessica Ritch, Elix Medical Advisor
How can one bottle address so many symptoms?
- Pre-menstrual cramps
- Menstrual cramps
- Mood Swings
- Feeling anxious / depressed
- Acne flare-ups
- Other body aches
- Weight gain due to fluid retention
- Breast tenderness
- Appetite change / food cravings
Unlike synthetic options that only address one symptom at a time, TCM uses a blend of herbs to target the underlying cause of period pain, which ends up healing all of our symptoms at once. This allows our cycles to truly heal in the long-term, versus masking the symptoms with a “band-aid” solution that is often short-lived and leads to other side effects.
“TCM is a philosophy for treating illness that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a holistic medical paradigm that takes into consideration the patient’s mind, body, and spirit, making it by design, the original form of personalized, precision medicine.” — Dr. Liem Le, Elix Medical Advisor
This clinical trial is just the first step
There’s so much more work to do—but we’re up for the challenge. We’re focused on investing in future clinical trials, including studies on chronic menstrual conditions, to better understand women’s health and help provide more solutions to give us the care we deserve. We envision a world where we have the resources, knowledge, and intuition to become our own best healers and health advocates—so we can live and create from a place of infinite potential.
Join the 90% who say an improvement in their period symptoms. Click here to start by taking our free Health Assessment and discover the personalized herbal formula designed to help you heal at the root.