Natural Supplements and Herbs for migraines


 


 

Millions of individuals suffer from migraine headaches; it’s no wonder that more people are turning to natural vitamins and herbs for migraine management.  Natural headache ingredients provide headache sufferers with neurological health benefits.

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Some of the most popular natural migraine nutrients include magnesium, vitamin b2butterbur, coenzyme Q10.

Magnesium

Magnesium occurs naturally in many nuts, leafy green vegetables, spices, and seeds.

Scientists have found a high correlation between migraines, particularly menstrual migraines, and magnesium deficiency. In one study, migraine sufferers who took magnesium supplements experienced significantly positive results, compared with the placebo group.  Magnesium supplements are beneficial for women who suffer from severe PMS symptoms.

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient that provides antioxidant protection, and that helps your body produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), an energy source that aids in muscular strength and protein production.  CoQ10 occurs naturally in meat and fish, but a much stronger dose in the form of a supplement is required for migraine treatment.

Scientific studies on the effect of coenzyme Q10 on migraine symptoms found a positive results among 61.3% of participants who suffered from migraine with aura.  Among the placebo group, only 14% experienced similar reactions.

CoQ10 supplements are a safe, effective nutrient for children who suffer from migraines, as well.

Butterbur

NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBS FOR MIGRAINES, WWW.MIGRAVENT.COMButterbur is a natural herb that has been used for centuries to improve the body’s response to inflammation, promote overall health, and maintain normal nerve functioning.

Butterbur supplements have also gained popularity in recent years as a safe, gentle nutrient for migraine headaches and for regulating proper joint functioning.  Scientists believe that butterbur helps to maintain an already healthy  blood pressure level and also aids in calcium absorption.  Not all butterbur supplements are safe, though- some contain cancerous chemicals called Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (PA’s).  Before taking butterbur, determine that your supplements are PA-free.

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Riboflavin is a B vitamin that occurs in protein products like meat, eggs, and milk, in addition to nuts, beans, and dark green leafy vegetables. Riboflavin is a safe, low cost nutrient for migraines.  Studies found significant results among migraine patients who take 400 mg. of riboflavin supplements per day.  Among a placebo group, only 15% experienced improved health.

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Sources:

Supplements and Herbs for Migraine – The Evidence- The Migraine Trust

Migraine headache

Effectiveness of high-dose riboflavin in migraine prophylaxis. A randomized controlled trial- PubMed NCBI

Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) for migraine headaches

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