Study Finds Young People with Migraine More Likely to Have Vitamin Deficiencies

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A recent study says that many young people with migraine have vitamin deficiencies, but researchers are not certain whether vitamin supplementation would help prevent migraine attacks. The study was conducted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

The study found a high percentage of children, teens, and young adults with migraine have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin, and coenzyme Q10. Continue Reading


Alternative Headache Therapies

Prescriptions medications do not solve every headache sufferer’s pain. The NHF website is a great resource to research and discover alternative headache therapies. Below are some quick descriptions of therapies that can be used to treat headache.  Continue Reading


Vitamin B-2

High doses of Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin) may help prevent migraine headaches, a European study reports in the journal Neurology. The beneficial effects in reducing migraine frequency appeared after a month of daily doses of 400 mg, and increased over the next two months, researchers said.

The 400 mg daily dose is 200 times the recommended daily allowance of this vitamin. “If you are considering taking this supplement,” our pharmacy consultant says, “please speak with your physician and pharmacist about adding this to your daily regimen. Like medications, vitamins also can have side effects.” Continue Reading