Master List of Migraine Research Articles

For those of you interested in learning more about migraine, the gut-brain connection, supplements, and more! How to look up an article – you can simply click on the url at the end of the citation (the “doi”) and google it! You can also try googling the article’s title. For best results, use https://scholar.google.com/ GeneralContinue reading “Master List of Migraine Research Articles”

Ginger

Does it work? Ginger works very well for some people as both a migraine preventative and abortive – but not everyone. How do I use it? Doses of about 500mg at the earliest sign of a migraine episode are commonly used for pain relief. For prevention, drinking 1-3 cups of ginger tea daily may be beneficial. TheContinue reading “Ginger”

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Does it work? Research is limited, but high doses of riboflavin may work well as a migraine preventative and have virtually no reported side effects. How do I use it? 400mg per day split into two doses is the most commonly recommended dose. The Basics Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is an essential vitamin that assistsContinue reading “Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)”

Vitamin D

Does it work? Maybe – lower vitamin D levels are associated with more migraine symptoms, but results are mixed when it comes to supplementation. How do I use it? Dosage depends on how deficient you are – 50,000 IU/week is a common repletion dose, while 1,000-2,000 IU/day is a common maintenance dose. The Basics Vitamin D, alsoContinue reading “Vitamin D”

CoQ10

Does it work? CoQ10 is an exciting route for migraine treatment that likely works best in people with mitochondrial dysfunction or increased need (which may be all migaineurs!). How do I use it? Ubiquinol is the most easily absorbed form and doses between 150mg and 400mg appear to be most beneficial. The Basics CoQ10, also known asContinue reading “CoQ10”

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

Does it work? Research is limited, but high doses of riboflavin may work well as a migraine preventative and have virtually no reported side effects. How do I use it? 400mg per day split into two doses is the most commonly recommended dose. The Basics Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is an essential vitamin that assistsContinue reading “Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)”

CBD Oil

Does it work? Maybe – there is no evidence currently linking CBD oil to migraine directly, but it’s known to help with anxiety and other types of chronic pain How do I use it? Sublingual drops are best choice when purchasing a supplement, and a common starting dose is 20 – 40 mg. The Basics CBD, whichContinue reading “CBD Oil”

Vitamin D

Does it work? Maybe – lower vitamin D levels are associated with more migraine symptoms, but results are mixed when it comes to supplementation. How do I use it? Dosage depends on how deficient you are – 50,000 IU/week is a common repletion dose, while 1,000-2,000 IU/day is a common maintenance dose. The Basics Vitamin D, alsoContinue reading “Vitamin D”

How To Buy Good Quality Supplements

What to look for on the label: USP seal, ingredients, milligrams What to look for on the website: third party testing, scientific studies Reputable brands: Pure Encapsulations, HerbPharm, Gaia, BioKult Stepping into the supplement aisle can be overwhelming! Take magnesium – there are multiple different types (glycinate, threonate, citrate …), multiple different forms (powdered, capsule,Continue reading “How To Buy Good Quality Supplements”

CoQ10

Does it work? CoQ10 is an exciting route for migraine treatment that likely works best in people with mitochondrial dysfunction or increased need (which may be all migaineurs!). How do I use it? Ubiquinol is the most easily absorbed form and doses between 150mg and 400mg appear to be most beneficial. The Basics CoQ10, also known asContinue reading “CoQ10”