If the aqueous loses its salinity (dehydration), the pressure in the eye increases, much like low oil in the motor will increase the pressure and the red light comes on as a warning. Calcium is a salt carrying two positive charges, Ca++. It is the most abundant mineral in our body. It keeps us hydrated. If the eyeball fluid dehydrates, the tension on the retina can harm the optic nerve and result in glaucoma.
Besides being a major structural mineral, calcium is required to release energy from ATP stores for muscular contraction, blood clotting, mediation of cell membranes, effect the release of neurotransmitters and hormones and regulate the heart beat. Since 1980 studies showed that chronic calcium deficiency lead to hypertension. There’s another red light flashing. ? we cannot absorb the calcium (salt) without stomach acid, HCl. And what is the leading cause of stomach acid reduction in the population – carbonated beverages!!!
(NOTE:) as all minerals need a partner, calcium needs phosphorus. A 2:1 ratio is ideal and the best food for that ratio is a whole mouse (I guess the cats have the right idea-they have pretty good vision too, right!). The worst ratio is corn. Note that corn is in many packaged foods in one form of another. If this ratio stays unbalanced, calcium will precipitate into the lens, causing cataracts.
If the second fluid in the eye, the vitreous humour is reduced from injury, infection and aging it undergoes synaeresis. That fancy word describes a loss in integrity of the gel much like the liquid on the top of your yoghurt after it has been in the fridge a while. Often the warning here is the phenomena known as “floaters”.
The control for calcium comes from the parathyroid gland’s hormones, which constantly monitor and adjust the blood levels.
Recommendations for nutritional protocols are as follows from Biotics Research:
CaMg+ – the plus being parathyroid hormone
Super Phosphozyme Liquid – to dissolve the calcium precipitates
Bio-Mega 3 – anti-inflammatory to the tissues
More to come on calcium and OA and OP.
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