Essential Takeaways:

  • Elix has enhanced your Cycle Balance formula by including magnesium bicarbonate.
  • Magnesium is a crucial mineral involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions, regulating processes from nervous system functioning and energy production to blood sugar management. 
  • It is also a proven ally for natural cramp relief and PMS relief.
Elix's Commitment to Better Menstrual Health

At Elix, we continuously strive to improve our Community Member experience. That's why we've collaborated with our medical advisor, Dr. Le, to make Cycle Balance even more effective by adding magnesium to your formula.

Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is vital for over 300 of your body’s processes, including:

  • Nervous system functioning
  • Energy production
  • DNA repair
  • Blood sugar management
  • Alleviating period cramps
Food Sources of Magnesium

Your body cannot produce magnesium, so it must be obtained from external sources. Natural food sources include:

  • Pumpkin and chia seeds
  • Almonds, cashews, and peanuts
  • Cooked spinach
  • Black and kidney beans
  • Baked potatoes
  • Brown rice
  • Bananas
Best Form of Magnesium

For optimal absorption, magnesium must be bound to another substance. We've added magnesium bicarbonate to your Cycle Balance formula because it is a naturally occurring, highly absorbable liquid form of magnesium. Common supplements like magnesium glycinate, magnesium chloride, magnesium citrate, and magnesium oxide are human-made and not found in nature.

Magnesium for Natural Period Cramp and PMS Relief

Magnesium is a superstar mineral for supporting menstrual health, helping alleviate many common PMS symptoms. Here’s why Elix added it to supercharge your formula:

  • Alleviates Uterine Muscle Spasms: Magnesium relaxes uterine muscles, reducing the severity and length of menstrual cramps.
  • Enhances Blood Flow: Magnesium supports vasodilation, improving circulation and easing menstrual pain caused by poor blood flow, while reducing the risk of clot formation.
  • Decreases Prostaglandin Production: Prostaglandins promote inflammation and pain. Magnesium helps modulate prostaglandin levels, potentially alleviating menstrual pain and inflammation.
  • Regulates Mood and Stress: Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can affect mood and stress levels. Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system, aiding in the management of mood swings, anxiety, and irritability.
  • Promotes Overall Health: Beyond menstrual health, magnesium supports bone strength, regulates blood sugar, boosts energy production, and improves sleep quality.
What If You’re Already Taking Magnesium?

The magnesium we've added is a complement to your existing intake, not a replacement. The small amount is unlikely to cause any issues, including stomach sensitivity. Think of it as a supportive addition to your wellness journey. (But, as always, we suggest reaching out to your doctor if you have concerns.) 

Elix is committed to enhancing your well-being with your improved Cycle Balance formula. If you have any questions, please reach out to Elix’s Community Care Team at

About Dr. Liem Le

Dr. Liem Le is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Nutritionist in the Integrative Medicine Department at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. He teaches in the Masters program for Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition at the University of Western States. Dr. Le is completing his fellowship in Integrative Medicine with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine via a White House scholarship.

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