Did you know there are a few simple nutrients that you can take to help you get rid of migraines? Most people, once they feel a migraine coming will pop a pill and sleep the pain away in a dark room, feeling very groggy the next day. Many of them deal with terrible side effects like hallucinations, weight gain, ulcers, seizures, confusion, dizziness, and nausea because they don’t know that there are safer alternatives.
But the good news is that there are three simple nutrients that you could take to find relief from migraines right away.
CoQ10 – Researchers from the Head and Pain Unit at the University Hospital Zurich discovered in a clinical trial that 300 mg of CoQ10 daily cuts migraine frequency by half.
However it’s important to take the right form of CoQ10. The powdered form of CoQ10 is difficult to absorb. Get either, the liquid, gel caps or tablets and take them with some kind of fat. CoQ10 is fat-soluble. Take it with a bit of olive oil or fish oil. Or have your CoQ10 with a meal that includes fish, dairy, eggs or meat.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) – Studies suggest mitochondrial dysfunction causes some migraines. That means that your brain’s energy factories don’t generate enough output. The resulting low energy may cause severe headaches.
High doses of riboflavin increase the energy production in the brain cells and reduce headaches. One study showed that 400 mg of riboflavin a day cut the frequency of migraines in half.
You can get riboflavin from lots of foods, but quantity becomes a problem. You’d have to eat enormous amounts of liver, nuts, dairy, eggs, seafood and greens to get to 400 mg a day. So, while you should still eat these foods, I also recommend you supplement your diet with riboflavin.
Magnesium – One of magnesium’s main jobs is to tone the blood vessels. Scientists have linked certain types of migraines to problems with blood flow and pressure in the vessels. So if you have low magnesium levels, you could benefit from taking magnesium supplements.
Add to your daily diet things like green leafy vegetables, nuts, yogurt, berries, halibut, avocado, bananas, and raisins. But remember that the serving portions of these foods only give you 24 to 90 mg of magnesium. Studies have shown that a 600 mg a day reduces migraines by up to 41 percent.
Look for magnesium that is bound to citrate, malate or aspartate. Take it with vitamin B6. It will increase the amount of magnesium that accumulates in your cells.
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