The 3-Day Migraine Diet:
Supplements

Diet Instructions: Consult Your Doctor

Check with your doctor about your specific health condition before starting any new supplement.

Supplements can be as effective as the strongest migraine medications. Check with your doctor about your specific health condition before starting any new supplement.

The following lists make The 3-Day Migraine Diet simple. Click “learn more” in each section for research citations and more information.

B Vitamins

Source: B2, B6, methylfolate (premium B9), and methylcobalamin (premium B12).

B vitamin deficiencies are common in migraine suffers. B vitamins are needed for a process called methylation and many migraineurs have a gene mutation that slows down this process. A premium version of B9 called methylfolate and a premium version of B12 called Methlycobalamin may be able to bypass this genetic predisposition to migraines. Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B6 are also needed (learn more).

Butterbur

Source: Natural butterbur in pill form.

Butterbur is a natural herb that is used as an anti-inflammatory for pain, stomachaches, migraines, asthma, and allergies. Studies have shown that butterbur is a more successful preventative medicine than nearly all, if not all, other migraine medications, vitamins, and supplements (learn more).

Coenzyme Q10

Source: Coenzyme Q10 in supplement form or from foods such as meats, fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Healthy fats (omega-3) are needed to absorb Coenzyme Q10.

Coenzyme Q10 is found in every cell in the human body and plays a crucial role in energy production. It also has antioxidant properties. It also prevents the toxic rise in glutamate that is associated with migraines. Studies have found that Coenzyme Q10 is as effective as or more effective that prevention medications (learn more).

Vitamin D3

Source: Sunshine exposure, vitamin D3 supplements, or small amounts of D3 can be found in fish, grass-fed butter, or liver. (vitamin D2 is not effective).

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with numerous conditions, including the nearly three-fold increase in the risk of death by numerous causes. Vitamin D3 blocks high levels of glutamate associated with triggering migraines. It is also needed to produce serotonin, which prevents migraines. Sunshine provides 90 percent of our vitamin D3 (learn more).

Feverfew

Source: Natural feverfew in pill form.

Research shows that feverfew is about as effective as migraine prevention medications. Feverfew is a popular migraine treatment and many of the top migraine prevention supplements include feverfew. Feverfew can also be used during a migraine for immediate relief (learn more).

Omega-3 Fats

Source: Supplements made from fish oil or krill oil. Meats including grass-fed or wild-caught meats. Vegetables including broccoli, spinach, basil, and oregano.

Studies show that increasing omega-3 fats (anti-inflammatory) and reducing omega-6 fats (inflammatory) may reduce migraine frequency. Eating natural sources of omega-3 fat is best since supplements have mixed reviews. This is one of the best strategies to reduce inflammation and migraines (learn more).

Ginger

Source: Ginger in pill form or natural ginger.

Ginger has been used as a migraine remedy for thousands of years. Researchers in 2014 found ginger (250 mg) to be just as effective as Sumatriptan at immediately stopping a migraine without the side effects (learn more).

Melatonin

Source: Melatonin in pill form.

Emerging research shows that melatonin is a powerful migraine treatment. A 2016 study found melatonin to be as effective as amitriptyline—a strong prescription migraine medication (learn more).

 


 


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