5 Reasons Why We Use Tourmaline in Our Menstrual Pads

Genial Day menstrual pads feature innovative sanitary technology that is unique to our products. While there are many components of a super-absorbent menstrual pad that’s gentle to your skin and won’t wreak havoc on your hormones, this post is about one very special ingredient: tourmaline.

As you may know, tourmaline is a mineral and a semi-precious stone. While it’s been known to natural healers as “a gemstone of the rainbow” for centuries, tourmaline has recently become a focus of research at universities and research centers worldwide due to its unique properties. 

What are these properties and why would anyone want tourmaline in their menstrual pad? Below are five great reasons. 

1) Tourmaline is a natural source of negative ions (anions) and far infrared rays (FIR).

In 1986, Japanese researchers have discovered that, even though tourmaline was broken down into smaller pieces, a positive and a negative electrode existed on both ends of the crystal. FIR are natural, safe waves emitted by all warm objects, living organisms, including human, and the largest FIR source is the Sun. Among the energy spectrum that reaches us from the Sun far IR waves are the safest and most beneficial source of the electromagnetic energy.

2) Tourmaline has natural anti-bacterial and deodorant qualities.

Because it emits negative ions and FIR, tourmaline is used in water filters to naturally transform water into mild alkaline water. Water treated with tourmaline applied to the skin gives an excellent effect of moisturizing and absorption. Who wouldn’t want to reduce the risk of multiplying bacteria and unpleasant odor during menstruation?

3) Tourmaline is known to be helpful for improving circulation, relieving stress, faster cell regeneration, increasing mental alertness, and strengthening the immune system function.

During menstruation, a woman’s body particularly vulnerable to stress, certain functional disorders, and infections. Tourmaline helps repair and rebuild. 

4) Tourmaline releases its powers naturally.

Tourmaline generates negative ions when external pressure and heat is applied to it. This makes menstrual pads the ideal “host” for tourmaline. Embedded in the yellow strip, tourmaline works its magic as you go about your day. 

5) Easier, infection-free period.

Women and teens who have used Genial Day menstrual pads have reported that their periods were less painful and they didn’t experience any skin irritation or rash.