Essential Takeaways

  • Wondering how to take Cycle Balance? We've got you with our handy guide.
  • The key to seeing a difference is consistently taking your formula and finishing the bottle every month.
  • Enjoy Cycle Balance however way you want — there's no wrong way to enjoy it.

Remember — consistently taking your personalized herbal formula and finishing the whole bottle each month is the key to feeling a difference. We're here to help you follow the directions that best fit your cycle needs, and please feel free to send us any other questions at 

If Your Cycle is Regular (you can predict your next period)

Take 1 tsp (6 dropperfuls) 2x/day starting the week before your period and continuing until you finish the bottle. Don't stress if you start your period before you finish the bottle; for the best efficacy, always continue your dose until the bottle is empty. 

If you need to get your next bottle earlier or later, learn how to manage that here.

If Your Cycle is Irregular 
(you can't predict your next period)

Take ½ tsp (3 dropperfuls) every day of the month until the bottle is finished. Note that many of our community members choose to use this dosage even if they have regular cycles becasue it's easier to build into their daily habits. TCM is all about tuning in to yourself — if this dose feels right for you, give it a try!

If you experience multiple periods a month or less than one period a month, learn how to adjust your shipments to match your cycle here.

If you have severe symptoms or underlying conditions 
(like PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, cysts, or PMDD)

Many of our community members up to a double dose. If you feel like the severity of your symptoms is above average, try doubling the dose above that applies to you. 

With severe symptoms or an underlying condition your body needs more help than the average person in order to work through the increased amount of imbalance present. Your body may need a stronger dose of herbs since your root causes of imbalance are more extreme. Doubling the dose gives your body the increased support it needs to kickstart the process and shift your body into a recovery state faster than if you were to start with the standard dose.

What if My Period Already Started?
If your period has already started, not to worry! You can still take Cycle Balance to support your current and future cycles.

Here are a few options to consider:

  1. If you are going to take the irregular daily dose start Cycle Balance as soon as it arrives (3 dropperfuls or ½ tsp daily or if you are doubling the dose, 6 dropperfuls or 1 tsp daily).
  2. If you are going to take the regular weekly dose:
    1. And your period just started you can start taking Cycle Balance during your menses at your suggested dosage until the bottle runs out (either 6 dropperfuls or 1 tsp x2/day or if you’re doubling 12 dropperfuls or 2 tsp x2/day)
    2. You can start Cycle Balance at the daily dose (3-6 dropperfuls or ½ tsp-1 tsp daily) until a week before your next scheduled menses and then start the regular weekly dose (either 6 dropperfuls or 1 tsp x2/day or if you’re doubling 12 dropperfuls or 2 tsp x2/day). You would then continue on with only taking Cycle Balance a week before your menses for your future cycles.  

Make It Your Own
Enjoy Cycle Balance with your favorite tea, smoothie, yogurt or oatmeal! You can even take it straight from the dropper. There’s no wrong way to enjoy it. 

Interested in seeing how Elix can help heal the root cause of your menstrual symptoms? Take our Health Assessment here.


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