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Elix, the first digital platform to combine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with a proprietary algorithm to empower self-healinghas announced the results of a clinical trial that validates the efficacy of its signature product, Cycle Balance, a personalized formula of medicinal herbs. Cycle Balance holistically supports menstrual symptoms by treating underlying hormonal imbalances, on significantly reducing the severity of 15 common menstrual symptoms associated with dysmenorrhea, including:

  • Pre-menstrual cramps
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling anxious/depressed
  • Acne flare-ups
  • Headaches
  • Back aches
  • Other body aches
  • Bloating
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Joint or muscle pains
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Weight gain to fluid retention
  • Breast tenderness
  • Appetite change/food cravings

Chronic cycle related and hormonal imbalances affect 90% of women, about 80 million in the US and about 700 million globally, often leading to debilitating symptoms like migraines, painful cramps, and heavy bleeding. However, only 4% of research and development address women’s health issues in the US, leading to significant gaps in knowledge and treatment options, forcing women to be their own health advocates.

In Q1 2022, Elix completed its first Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved independent clinical trial to formally evaluate if Cycle Balance formulas provided relief from menstrual symptoms and resulted in a reduced need for OTC pain medication. The trial took place over three months and consisted of 65 participants between the ages of 18-36. Each described typically having moderate to severe discomfort during menstruation, and all reported being in good health and living active and healthy lifestyles. Participants were provided with their own tailored blend of Cycle Balance, were instructed on how to take it, and completed monthly surveys before, during, and after the three month trial period to track changes in their symptoms.

Not only do the results verify that Cycle Balance delivered a significant reduction in the severity of common menstrual symptoms, the results offer clear and compelling evidence that underscores recent studies and over 5,000 years of anecdotal evidence that TCM is an effective treatment option to address these symptoms holistically by targeting the root cause of pain to support overall cycle and hormone health.

Additional Key Insights:

  • 85% of participants reported better cycle regulation
  • 82% of participants experienced fewer premenstrual and menstrual cramps
  • 80% of participants had fewer mood swings
  • 79% of participants felt more energized during menstruation

Select Secondary Insights:

  • 90% of participants reported fewer acne flare-ups
  • 90% of participants experienced less backaches
  • 77% of participants noticed reduction in bloating
  • 80% of participants had fewer days feeling depressed or anxious

Elix Founder & CEO, Lulu Ge shares: “I created Elix because I was sick of painkillers and birth control being the only options for our periods and knew there had to be more natural healing alternatives. We at Elix are thrilled that the trial demonstrates how Cycle Balance herbal medicine supports menstrual symptoms holistically. We are forging ahead and investing in additional clinical research that will ultimately help every person with a period tune into their bodies, naturally heal hormonal imbalances, and feel like the best version of themselves – everyday of the month.”

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