Magnesium & Mental Health

Magnesium & Mental Health

Magnesium & Mental Health

By Marie Gruver  |  January 15, 2024

Happy Mental Wellness Month! This January we're celebrating all things mental health and wellness. Here at Pura Vida Chicas we want to highlight the amazing benefits of magnesium and how it can help promote your mental wellness, so you can feel good both inside and out.

January is always a hard month every year. This is often from the high expectations that come with New Years Resolutions, seasonal depression, and (more than anything) that it's just plain icky outside. This month is wrought with making it hard to get out of bed and we can't help but feel like we're in a slump because--whether we like it or not--the new year is just hard.

Lucky for us, magnesium is a mineral that has powerful properties that can help promote our wellness, both physically and mentally. It can make us feel less stressed, boost our mood, fight depression, help us to feel motivated and productive, and more. Continue reading to see just how much magnesium might be able to help you this January as you set aside time for self-care!


Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Magnesium is super effective in regulating our cortisol levels--an important stress hormone in our body. When we're stressed we have a heightened level of cortisol which can then make us anxious. Magnesium is able to balance this out so we don't have to deal with the long-term physical and psychological effects that come with both acute or chronic stress levels. Have you ever gotten tense from stress or are you prone to tension headaches? Magnesium can help with that too! Topical magnesium is a great way to alleviate these pains and can target specific areas of tension and inflammation so you can feel better, faster.

Magnesium Mist - Starting at $12.00
Whether you are seeking relief from stress, muscle tension, or simply a moment of calm, our magnesium mist is your wellness companion! This magnesium oil spray combines the power of magnesium with the soothing essence of lavender, creating a harmonious blend that can transform your self-care routine. Whether you're winding down before bedtime, seeking relief from muscle tension, or simply in need of a moment of serenity during a hectic day, our magnesium mist is your all-in-one solution.

Fighting Depression

Seasonal depression tends to hit really hard right around the new year. While one might think that magnesium supplements typically only help with physical pains, it is also beneficial for our mental health as well. Studies have shown that magnesium can act as an all-natural antidepressant that can help you to feel better overall. Our Lavender magnesium-based body butter combines the benefits of our topical magnesium absorption with the calming aromatherapeutic qualities of lavender essential oil to help you feel better even if you are suffering from seasonal depression.

Lavender Magnesium Body Butter - Starting at $23.00
Whether you're seeking stress relief, muscle relaxation, or rapid pain alleviation, our Magnesium Body Butter is your natural ally. This product combines deep moisturization with non-greasy comfort and boasts transdermal magnesium absorption qualities to help you find precise, speedy relief from aches and pains.

Boosting Mood Levels

When we're stressed it gets really easy to not want to go out and hang out with our friends and loved ones. However, social interaction is super important to both our physical and mental health. Magnesium deficiencies are more common than you think, and can often cause decreased levels of serotonin--the mood-boosting hormone. Low levels of magnesium can even lead to increased risk of depression and anxiety which are already commonplace during January and the winter season. Magnesium can be super helpful in countering low mood levels so you can finally feel up enough to go and hang out with friends, even during the cold and weary winter season.

Happy Aromatherapy Roller - Starting at $10.00
This formulated blend of essential oils assures that you will start feeling more positive and—as the name suggests—happier, overall. Our Happy blend of essential oils is diluted in fractionated coconut oil to ensure easy on-the-go access to all-natural, bottled-up happiness.

Increase Energy and Motivation

New year? New you! Even though we all try to start the new year off right putting our best foot forward, New Years Resolutions are just really hard to stick with. And when we don't always do as well as we thought we would in the year before, it can really take a toll on our mental health. However, Magnesium can help with this too! It is great for boosting your energy levels and helping to increase your motivation. Not only can magnesium help you stick to your goals, but it can also help you achieve them too! Our Wintergreen magnesium-based body butter collection is amazing for boosting energy levels while also being great for your post-workout recovery.

Wintergreen Magnesium Body Butter - Starting at $23.00
Feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a tiring workout routine by adding wintergreen's warmth to your sore muscles, as it’s the perfect sidekick to post-workout muscle inflammation and soreness. The energizing and revitalizing qualities of Wintergreen essential oil combined with our classic Magnesium-based body butter recipe, is the best of both worlds. This product is both moisturizing and non-greasy, and its transdermal magnesium absorption qualities will help you to feel more relaxed faster than oral supplements.


Be Good to Yourself!

Get back to feeling your best this January 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.

We specialize in a variety of 100% organic, all-natural self-care products. Ranging from Magnesium-based body butter to pillow mists to herbal teas, 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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