Did You Know? Your eye muscles may be stronger than any other in your body.
In 1995, researchers at the University Eye Clinic in Basel, Switzerland published a study on the effect of supplemental magnesium on glaucoma patients. A dose of 121.5 mg twice daily was administered to 10 glaucoma patients for one month. Results of the study substantiated that magnesium supplementation improved the peripheral circulation in blood vessels around the eye, with the accompanying benefit of an improved visual field. While magnesium is certainly not a cure for glaucoma, the improvement of symptoms could make it worth taking.
Even without the potential benefits to glaucoma patients, magnesium is a very useful mineral.Watch for our up and coming product review on Magnesium.
Magnesium is essential to more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. It affects critical areas such heart rhythm, blood sugar, and metabolism. Studies have shown that inadequate magnesium intake can contribute to various health problems including: osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. As if that weren’t enough, magnesium can be used as a muscle relaxant and sleep aid.
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium for individuals over 30 years is 420 mg for men and 320 mg for women. A study published in 2003 by The Journal of Nutrition indicated that the average daily intake of magnesium was substantially below the RDA. With all the potential benefits magnesium can provide, ideally we should try to include as many magnesium-rich foods in our diet as possible. If you’re not able to get the RDA via your diet, oral supplementation can also be used.
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