Migraine can have different triggers and the throbbing headache generally subsides with medication.
But consumption of certain vitamins and minerals might give you relief. Check them!
Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin
Supplementation of riboflavin (400mg/day) lowers the symptoms of migraine. A study in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research showed that riboflavin reduces the frequency and duration of migraine attacks.
Foods such as meat, eggs, milk, nuts, green leafy vegetables are good sources of riboflavin.
Magnesium improves blood circulation to the brain and reduces the intensity of migraine pain.The Migraine Foundation recommends daily doses of 400-500 mg of magnesium is effective.
Include beans, almonds, bananas, broccoli, spinach in your diet for natural magnesium sources.
The American Journal of Managed Care indicates that vitamin D supplementation provides relief from migraine pain and reduces the frequency of headaches.
This vitamin-like substance is rich in antioxidants that reduce oxidative damage to the mitochondria and reduce inflammation to nerve and muscle tissues.
Different studies conclude that supplementation of coenzyme Q10 lowers the migraine duration and reduces the intensity of the pain.
A study in the Journal of Neurology showed that 100 mg of coenzyme Q10 3 times a day lessens the frequency of migraine attacks by 48%.
Supplementation of folate effectively reduces increased levels of homocysteine and decreases migraine symptoms
A study in the Journal of Headache and Pain showed an inverse relationship between 2 mg folic acid consumption in the combination of vitamin B2 and vitamin B12 and migraine frequency.
This water-soluble vitamin significantly lowers the migraine symptoms by scavenging the levels of free nitric oxide and homocysteine level in the blood.