It seems that every day I hear some new benefit of magnesium. I want to thank a blog reader, who sent me a short article from the website Natural Eye Care called “Is There a Link Between Keratoconus and Magnesium?”
Keratoconus occurs when the cornea of the eye becomes thin and bends into a cone shape. This change in configuration causes visual distortions –blurring, halos around lights and vision loss.
The cause of Keratoconus is unknown. When I hear that I think of nutritional causes, because medicine doesn’t recognize them. This article says that “Numerous studies have reported Keratoconic-like changes in the corneas of people suffering from magnesium deficiency, including thinning membranes that fragment, mitochondrial swelling, changes in protein synthesis, and degenerated collagen fibers. Some studies have also found a statistically significant higher rate of magnesium deficiency amongst Keratoconus sufferers than amongst a control group.”
This article was hot on the heels of a testimonial from a woman with blepharitis and dry eyes who had success with ReMag in less than two weeks. On ReMag she says “My eyes stay moist and I do not have the blepharitis anymore. My eye discomfort has been going on for such a long time and now with ReMag I have discovered the answer.”
Blepharitis occurs when tiny oil glands near the base of the eyelashes get blocked. This leads to inflamed, irritated and itchy eyelids. My guess is that calcium is causing the blockage and magnesium dissolves calcium, is an anti-inflammatory and a mild antihistamine. The relief from dry eyes is probably the hydration effect of ReMag. However for optimal hydration I would also recommend ReMyte and ¼ tsp of sea salt in every pint of water you drink throughout the day.
For my own floaters and dry eyes, I put 1-2 drops or RnA Drops in an eye cup half filled with preservative-free saline. I hold the cup over my eye and open and close my eye many times in the liquid.
To ensure you are getting enough absorbable magnesium, take ReMag and periodically get a Magnesium RBC test from Request A Test. Aim for an optimum level of 6.0-6.5mg/dL.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
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