Health & Wellness

My story with Eye Twitching

Last year was one of the best yet most stressful years of my life! I went back to school to study holistic nutrition, full time, for a almost a whole year ( 11 months to be exact 🤣).

I was studying new material, doing assignments and sitting for exams almost every week. Plus taking care of my family, my kids and home. Busy, busy, busy, as I call it 😜.

However several months into school I noticed that my eyes are twitching🤔. And I mean twitching, several times a day for a few minutes.  Then it increased and became more frequent and It just bothered me !

One day my right eye twitched for 20 minutes, non-stop, and I kind of freaked out while talking to my friend, because I couldn’t stop it! 😁🤣😂. Then I woke up in the middle of the night with a leg cramp 😭.

I soon learned that eye twitching is a sign of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is a vital mineral needed to regulate calcium, potassium and sodium, and is essential for almost 300 biochemical functions in the body.

Magnesium is also vital for adrenal function, the gland in our body responsible for regulating STRESS! When the body is under stress, the adrenals get over-worked and use up more and more magnesium 🤐.

Other symptoms of magnesium deficiency include leg cramps, muscle pain, anxiety and sometimes constipation 🤨.

I decided to take a magnesium supplement to ease my eye twitching and it in 2 weeks, voila! I was back to normal 😊.

Two common forms of magnesium supplements include:

1) Magnesium glycinate: which is readily available for absorption and helps reduce anxiety and cramping ( this is the one I used 😍).

2) Magnesium Citrate: has a laxative effect, can be used in cases of constipation, best taken at night before bed. People’s reaction differ to this form, so always be careful, because if you reach bowel tolerance, you will get diarrhea 😀

Moral of the story: when you become AWARE of your own body, you will be amazed with insights you learn about yourself and your life. And you can ease annoying things like eye twitching with a simple remedy like a magnesium supplement 😉

 

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