Temporary relief from migraines may not be in the medication aisle in the drugstore, but rather the vitamin supplement aisle.
Studies show that vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid may reduce the frequency, severity and disability of migraines.
In a 2009 study, scientists recruited 52 migraine patients. The participants were randomly assigned to receive either vitamin supplements or a placebo for six months. The research showed that the vitamins offered a big reduction in the prevalence of migraine pain from 60% at the start of the study to 30% after 6 months. No reduction was observed in the placebo group.
In 2008, researchers presented results of an observational study at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Headache Society, showing that nearly 42 percent of patients with chronic migraine were deficient in vitamin D. The study also showed that the longer you suffered from chronic migraines, the more likely you are to be vitamin D deficient.
More than 300 million people worldwide — about 6-to-7% of men and 15-to-18% of women — suffer from migraine headaches, which can last anywhere from a few hours to three days. An estimated 20 million migraine attacks occur every single day. Despite that, migraines are still one of the least understood and poorly treated medical disorders in the world.
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