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Natural Supplements for Migraine

Migraine

In America, the Migraine Research Foundation estimates that at least 12% of the population suffers from a debilitating migraine.

A migraine is not an headache, it is an neurological conditions that affects several people across the globe. It is also known to have some genetic traits, that is if someone from your family is suffering from it, there are higher chances that you may also have it. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “A migraine most often develops after puberty and is seen in the age group of 35- 45 years. Women are more prone to it than men, usually by a factor of 2:1 because of the hormonal influence.”

Migriane is a prevalent condition, hence there are several over the counter medications that can be used, however, these often tend to ineffective over a period of time as the body develops tolerance to these drugs. Instead,  using natural supplements could help boost your immune system and keep your body supplemented with the essential minerals and vitamins.

Supplements for Controlling Migraine

Having headaches can ruin your enthusiasm for the greatness a day may bring and reduces your passion for achieving and succeeding. As you will not be able to give your best in any kind of task or work you are up to. Some natural medication will surely help you achieve your target of curing and mitigating migraine. Please discuss it with your Doctor for assurance and avoid future problems.  

Vitamin B-2 or Riboflavin:

How does it work?

Improves metabolism in our body which will help in converting the food consumed into energy for our body, now this process is hindered and slowed in migraine.

It also acts as an antioxidant, which helps in removing the damaging free radicals.

 How to use?

 Available in daily vitamin pills form and naturally can be found in meat, eggs, milk, nuts, green veggies, and enriched flour.

How much to use?

A daily dose of 400 milligrams will help in reducing the migraine. The excess dose will turn your urine into orangish color.

Melatonin:

How does it work?

Is a hormone which regulates your sleep and wake cycles. Its function is when eyes receive light from the sun, the pineal glands do not produce melatonin which results in keeping the human awake.

When eyes do not receive light from the sun, the pineal gland produces melatonin which results in the human to become tired and hence will cause sleep.

Melatonin reduces the stress hormones in our body and has antioxidant properties, which help in increasing the metabolism in our body. 

 Migraine

 

How to use?

Can be used in pills forms and generally used in the night-time before going to bed. This is one of the best natural remedies for migraine.  

How much to use?

A dose of 03 mg daily used before 30 minutes going to bed.

Overdose may cause day sleepiness.

CoQ10

How does it work?

Studies have found that Coenzyme Q10 or ubiquinone can prove beneficial in migraine along with many cardiac conditions like heart attack and cardiac arrest. Has high tendency to generate energy in cells thus tempting the metabolism high in your body. Also protects cells from oxidative damages.  

How to use?

Soft gel capsules of CoQ10 are recommended by the doctors as they are easy to absorb. Also, present in foods like liver, whole grains, oily fish like salmon are some good example of CoQ10 source of food.

How much to use?

Recommended daily dose of CoQ10 is 100 mg thrice a day. Though it should not be taken if you are not an adult of 19 years or more. High dose may affect your liver, upset stomach and nausea.

Magnesium:

How does it work?

Facilitates calcium absorption and help reducing spasms that happen in the head during migraine attacks.

How to use?

Present in pills form, naturally present in spices, nut, cereals, coffee, cocoa, tea and vegetables like leafy vegetables are rich sources of magnesium.  

How much to use?

A daily dose of 400-500 mg helpful in migraine related to menstruation and those with accompanying aura or visual changes. 

 Supplements act as reactants with other primary therapy for curing migraines as taking of nutrients and minerals are satisfied within your body by the supplements. If deficient nutrient and minerals are not checked recovery will be very slow and unproductive for the time and effort spend.   


About The Author :

Jennifer is a proficient writer who firmly believes in the age-old remedies and holistic medicine as a primary cure for several diseases. After graduating she embarked on a journey to find the truth about holistic and natural remedies.

Eugene Nyavor

Written by Eugene Nyavor

Eugene Nyavor is the Founding Editor at Gh Links. A well bred journalist with a flair for entertainment, society and arts, He loves covering events and reporting personalities for the public consumption.

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