Magnesium & Heart Health

Magnesium & Heart Health

Magnesium & Heart Health

By Marie Gruver  |  February 19, 2024

Happy Heart Health Awareness Month! This February we're continuing the theme of self-love during this season of love. February 2024 is the American Heart Associations' awareness month, and to celebrate we're highlighting some of our favorite benefits of magnesium for promoting heart health and wellness.

Many Americans don't even realize that they have a magnesium deficiency, which can increase the risk of many different cardiovascular diseases and conditions. However, a healthy heart can go a long way to helping your body to recover faster, stay healthier, and enjoy more out of life. Continue reading to learn about our four favorite ways in which magnesium can help support and promote your heart health this February and all year long!


Regulating your Heart Beat

Magnesium is an electrolyte than can help to regulate your heart beat. However, when there is a deficiency--as there commonly is--it can cause irregular heart rhythms and other associated conditions like Atrial Fibrillation and tachycardia. Magnesium controls the movement of electricity throughout your heart and ensures it maintains a steady rhythm. When there is a deficiency in this important electrolyte, the heart can't regulate a steady rhythm and in turn speeds up, and causes heart palpitations.


Supporting a Healthy Blood Pressure

Magnesium is great for promoting a healthy flow of blood throughout the cardiovascular system by relaxing the blood vessels. Magnesium deficiencies can cause restrictions of this blood flow which can lead to vasoconstriction and high blood pressure. Having a healthy blood pressure is vital to maintaining a healthy body and a healthy mind. When your blood pressure is elevated, it can increase your risk of complications associated with both heart-related and other non-heart related conditions in the body. A healthy blood pressure is a healthy you!


Keeping Arteries Clear of Blockages

Lowering the risk of arterial blockages is extremely important for your overall heart health. When blockages in the arteries start to build up, it can cause a slew of heart-related conditions. It can also increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Magnesium can help to keep these artery passageways clear so the cardiovascular and circulatory systems can support a healthier heart.

Magnesium can also promote efficient cardiovascular muscle function, which has to do with how blood flows throughout the body. The circulatory system helps to provide blood flow to our extremities (ie., hands and feet) and regulate a consistent body temperature.


Lowering Stress Levels

As we all know, stress can have so many different effects on our health. The heart is the most important muscle in the body, so for it to work properly, it's important to lessen the amount of stress that we put on it. But luckily for us, magnesium is really effective for reducing stress levels, both mentally and physically. When we get mentally stressed it can have real and physical effects on the body. But the heart can get stressed too. Magnesium has antioxidant properties that can neutralize the impact of oxidative stress on the heart to ensure that it works properly.


How Can Topical Magnesium Help You?

Magnesium supplements can be a great way to prevent a magnesium deficiency and to promote a healthy heart. There are a variety of supplements out there, ranging from oral supplements to topical magnesium absorption, but the most important thing is to figure out which method works best for you. Oral supplements are the most common to use, but it can be tricky to ascertain a proper dosage. But that's where topical magnesium can come in handy. Pura Vida Chicas' Magnesium-based Body Butter combines  deep moisturization with non-greasy comfort and boasts transdermal magnesium absorption qualities to help you find precise, speedy relief from aches and pains. For those who don't like the feeling of lotion on their skin, we also have a Magnesium Oil Spray that works just as great. And better yet, it can help you to feel better, both inside and out by relieving muscle pain and tension while promoting heart health and wellness.

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Be Good to Yourself!

Promote your heart health and wellness this February with Pura Vida Chicas! We are a small, women-owned business who wants to help you on your health and wellness journey. Our all-natural self-care products are not only guaranteed to help you feel better, but make you be better, both inside and out.

Come check us out! We specialize in a variety of 100% organic, all-natural self-care products. Ranging from Magnesium-based body butter to pillow mists to aromatherapy rollers, we have what you need to support a more natural and healthy lifestyle. Be sure to check back on our website for new products and ways to stay in touch!

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Sources Cited:

1. American Heart Association: 




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