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Do you often experience a heavy, painful or irregular menstrual flow, uncomfortable cramping, headaches or migraines, bloating and digestive issues, fatigue, intense moodiness or nausea before or during your period?
If so, as someone who was once in your shoes (for well over a decade!) I see you, and you’re not alone, with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimating up to 90% of adolescent girls and women in their reproductive years experiencing some sort of period pain.
While these symptoms are way too common, they are not normal, rather a sign of an underlying condition or hormone imbalance.
This might be disheartening to hear, but the good news is you can reduce period pain and heal your menstrual cycle through simple and accessible lifestyle changes.
And as a nutrition and hormone health coach, over the years I’ve put together quite a toolbox of hormone balancing remedies for myself and my clients, and Elix Healing’s Cycle Balance Blend is a potent and effective herbal weapon in my arsenal.
Read below for my detailed Elix Healing Review and all of the details you need to know before purchasing (plus an exclusive discount code!)
Elix Healing’s Cycle Balance Blend is a personalized formula of medicinal herbs that are clinically-proven to treat the root cause of menstrual symptoms.
Elix Healing’s Cycle Balance Blend’s efficacy relies on it’s ingredients; which include tailored combinations of ancient healing herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over 2,500 years (as well as verified by modern research and clinical trials) to treat uncomfortable menstrual symptoms and hormonal imbalances.
These herbs work by regulating cycle-related hormones (such as estrogen, as high levels are often attributed to heavy periods) and levels of prostaglandins, which trigger uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with pain, inflammation and more severe menstrual cramps. They also treat painful symptoms by relaxing the uterine muscles, reducing pain and regulating your cycle.
In order to receive your custom herbal blend, you take a 10-minute health assessment which asks you a series of in-depth questions about your symptoms and cycle. Based on your answers, Elix Healing then formulates an herbal blend tailored to your unique needs.
Elix Healing’s formulas are 100% void of alcohols, preservatives and fillers and ethically source organic, highly potent herbs, including:
A potent pain reliever proven to ease uterine and upper abdomen cramping, as well as relieve insomnia due to pain
Reduces cramping, minimizes headaches, combats acne and moderates mood swings
Helps balance out estrogen to progesterone levels (especially helpful in cases of low progesterone or estrogen dominance) and helps keep the menstrual cycle regular
Well known for regulating menstruation and reducing symptoms such as cramps, breast tenderness and mood changes
Boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, fights harmful bacteria and viruses, reduces fatigue and mental fog
A powerful adaptogen that can flexibly support our body’s ability to adapt to stressors (extremely helpful with insomnia, stress, burnout, etc.)
An antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory herb proven to reduce nausea and bloating, and ease menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding
Plus so many more, which are custom blended according to your unique hormonal symptoms.
Because all of the herbs Elix Healing sources have been verified by hundreds of years of clinical research and 2000+ years of usage in TCM, they are considered very safe, with minimal predicted side effects.
That being said, every body is different, and some individuals may initially react to herbs with detoxing symptoms (fatigue, bloat, cramping, headaches, etc.) as your body works to release hormone-disrupting toxins that have been stored overtime.
On average, it takes 3-4 cycles to start noticing major shifts (93% of users reported reduced symptoms after 3 months), which is mostly attributed to ovarian follicle development. This is because it takes around 120 days to activate and mature the cell that will become the egg we ovulate, and with healthy eggs and proper ovulation comes regulated cycles, decreased symptoms, increased fertility and optimal hormonal health.
That being said, depending on your individual menstrual cycle symptoms, you may notice an improvement in the first 1-2 cycles (like I did!) or 5-6 months if you have more chronic, underlying health conditions.
Starting the week before your period, it’s recommended to take 1 tsp (6 dropper fulls) 2x/day until the bottle is finished. For irregular cycles, take ½ tsp (3 dropper fulls) every day of the month until the bottle is finished.
Yes! The herbal formulas are both safe and beneficial to take while trying to conceive (I took mine for seven months before conceiving Amelia). That being said, they are not safe for pregnancy, so if you think you may be pregnant in the weeks leading up to your period, it’s advised you wait to take the herbs until after your period begins. This is what I did during the three months we were actively trying before I found out I was pregnant.
While the herbal formulas alone won’t “cure” the condition, the blends are extremely effective at alleviating the uncomfortable and painful symptoms that often accompany PCOS and endometriosis. As a caution, it’s encouraged to discuss with your medical practitioner before taking, especially if you are currently on other medications.
A bottle of Cycle Balance Blend (one month’s worth) is $48, and a starter pack of three is $144. If you use my code SOFRESH20 you’ll save 20% off your first three months, dropping the cost to $38.40 per bottle or $115.20 for three months.
You can buy Elix Healing’s Cycle Balance Blend and other products directly via their website and use the code SOFRESH20 to save 20% off your first three months. If you try it and like it, they also offer a subscription service which is what I use.
As someone who’s been told for almost half of my life that my debilitating cramps, bloat, breast tenderness, mood swings, insomnia and irregular cycles were normal when they were anything but (I’ve now been symptom-free for 3+ years), Elix Healing’s mission to break this toxic cycle and advocate for women’s menstrual health deeply struck a chord with me.
Instead of accepting the pain as “just a normal part of being a woman” or being told to mask it with toxic drugs, synthetic birth control or simply suffer in silence, Elix Healing galvanized a team of doctors, herbalists, nutritionists and acupuncturists to combine the best of ancient wisdom and modern research, resulting in effective and completely natural herbal formulas to support our health and menstrual cycles (umm, 10000% YES!).
I also know there’s a lot of supplement snake oil out there, so I valued the company’s transparency in regards to the ingredients and efficacy of their products, especially how they have run 246 clinical trials and triple test each formula by an independent third-party to ensure there are no heavy metals present.
When I learned about Elix Healing’s mission back in spring of 2020 and what they were creating, I knew without a shadow of a doubt I had to get on board, and immediately ordered a starter pack of their Cycle Balance Blend to try.
At the time I began taking, I was still healing from an ectopic pregnancy that resulted in loss. I didn’t feel like my usual vibrant, healthy self (physically or mentally), and my cycles were still a bit irregular.
Within two months (cycles) of taking the cycle balance blend, my cycle was regular (I knew down to the day I was ovulating) and I had a bit more pep in my step. Four months after taking, I noticed other than a bit of fatigue (which is normal) my periods were pretty much completely symptom-free (i.e. no cramping, bloating, mood swings or pre-period insomnia).
After the four month mark, I felt healed enough to begin to try conceiving again. The predictability and regularity of my cycles made it so much easier to pinpoint when I was ovulating, and after three more cycles we conceived Amelia (now 15 months!).
As a nutrition + hormone health coach, I’m always encouraging clients to incorporate healthy habits in ways that are easy and enjoyable, which then seamlessly transitions into their routines.
Elix Healing checks both of these boxes, as the subscription service is super convenient (one less thing to have to think about/remember) and I truly love the taste of their herbal formulas (like honey and wildflowers!) and enjoy it after meals or in delicious beverages (like this one).
Elix Healing’s Cycle Balance Blend is absolutely NOT a cure-all, and if you’re suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance I encourage you to look deeper into your symptoms and seek diagnostic testing from a licensed functional medical practitioner to address the root cause. That being said, I believe it’s an amazing tool to add to your arsenal if you experience PMS, painful, heavy, irregular periods, fatigue, mood swings, head aches, mid-cycle bleeding or pain, anxiety, fertility challenges, fibroids, PCOS, endometriosis or other hormonal imbalances/conditions.
**I also recommend consulting with your medical practitioner before taking, and avoid if you are pregnant, nursing or currently taking blood thinners/other medications.
You can use my code SOFRESH15 to save 15% off your first Elix Healing purchase.
I’m honored to support you on your journey to optimal hormone health + happiness. Thanks for being here babe.