My eyelids seem to flutter frequently throughout the day.
Dear Terry, “My eyelids seem to flutter frequently throughout the day. What is the cause and is there something that will help?” — Denise C., South Bend, IN
Dear Denise, Eyelid twitching/spasms are pretty common. Most eye twitches come and go, although they can last for weeks or even months. These twitches can be triggered by multiple factors: stress, fatigue, caffeine intake, eye strain, stress, etc. However, if they continue for an extended period of time, you can consult with your healthcare practitioner.
You may want to consider adding vitamin B6 to your daily regimen. When looking for a vitamin B6 formula, I strongly recommend choosing one that features vitamin B6 in the form of pyridoxal-5-phospate (P-5-P) in combination with magnesium glycinate. P-5-P is the biologically active form of vitamin B6. Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B-vitamins from food and supplements, because these forms of B-vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function.
By using the form of vitamin B6 that is identical to the kind your body utilizes, you bypass this problem entirely. In addition to optimizing vitamin B6 metabolism, the magnesium in the glycinate form delivers a good dose of magnesium to help with muscle relaxation and resistance to nerve excitability. I recommend 60 mg of vitamin B6 (as P-5-P) and 200 mg of magnesium (as magnesium glycinate) twice daily. You can go up as high as 360 mg of B6 and 600 mg of magnesium daily, if needed.
Terry . . . Naturally