Finally, period health gets a seat at the clinical table
90% of us experience chronic cycle-related symptoms
That's about 80 million people in the US who are just “powering through” their periods every month. Yet only 4% of research and development addresses women’s health issues, and 65% of that funding goes to fertility—leaving menstrual and hormone health severely underserved.
So we invested in a clinical trial to prove that there are holistic, all-natural solutions that can help heal the root cause of period symptoms. Because it’s time our health became a priority.
Clinically-proven to improve period symptoms
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. Trial participants who used Cycle Balance over a three-month period saw
That means the 700 million people who suffer from period symptoms globally no longer have to.be told to just “take a painkiller,” “go on birth control” “or suck it up.” Because not only do those “solutions” rarely work, they end up harming our bodies even more.
The study design
The single-arm observational study was approved by an Independent Review Board and included 65 people ages 18-36. Each had “moderate-to-severe” discomfort during menstruation, and were in “good health” and living active, healthy lifestyles.
Study participants took Cycle Balance for 3 months. They completed a validated menstrual health questionnaire that tracked their symptoms before, during, and after the 3-month period in order to determine the efficacy of the product.
The survey given to participants before the start of the trial designated a baseline level of the severity of premenstrual and menstrual symptoms.
These symptoms were rated on a scale of 1-6 throughout the trial to understand how severe these symptoms were and if Cycle Balance was able to reduce the severity.
Assessed Elix’s Cycle Balance on 15 symptoms
Month 3 Standard deviation
Elix successfulin helping symptoms
Feeling Anxious / Depressed
Other Body Aches
Joint or Muscle Pain
Tiredness or Fatigue
Weight Gain Due to Fluid Retention
Appetite Change / Food Cravings
How can one bottle address so many symptoms?
We get asked this a lot. And it makes sense because we’re so accustomed to taking multiple products to treat our various symptoms. But unlike synthetic options that only address one symptom at a time, TCM uses a blend of herbs to target the underlying cause of our 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.
According to TCM, the root causes of menstrual symptoms often arise from imbalances in parts of the body outside the reproductive system.
We set out to heal our period pain. And now yours too.
When our founder Lulu Ge went off birth control and was bombarded with debilitating symptoms, she went back to her roots: holistic Chinese Medicine. That’s when Lulu saw her period in a new way—as a helpful indicator of what was going on in her body, a vital sign of underlying hormone issues. She started taking an herbal, hormone-balancing formula personalized to her specific symptoms to start healing the root cause of her pain. And she couldn’t believe the results. Lulu quickly realized she had to share it with the world, and Elix was born.
We’ve supported our community with:
Transitioning off birth control
Plus chronic conditions like:
How we customize your formula
The Elix Health Assessment includes 50+ questions ranging from what’s the color of your period blood to what’s your most severe symptom. We created this in-depth questionnaire with western and Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors to uncover the root cause of your hormonal imbalance through our pattern diagnosis process. From there, we create your unique Cycle Balance formula.
What motivates us to keep pushing hormone healing and healthcare forward? You.
Elix’s 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 to our bodies and become our own best healers. And when that happens, there’s nothing we can’t do.
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 hormone health and help provide more solutions
Our next clinical study currently underway is investigating the effect of Elix Daily Harmony and Cycle Balance on PCOS. The study will primarily be focusing on changes in Ovarian function including menstrual cycle regularity, frequency, as well as signs of androgen excess, specifically acne/skin clarity. It will also investigate the effect of Daily Harmony and Cycle Balance on PCOS-associated symptoms including weight gain, bloating, fluid retention, mood, focus/mental clarity, tiredness/fatigue, and sleep quality.
So whether you’re part of the 90% of us who experience period symptoms, know someone who is, or are just as passionate about solving menstrual health issues as we are, we’d love to have you in our community.