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Do migraine episodes often ruin your plans for the day, like taking your loved one out for sunbathing at the beach or going on a quick trip to that ice creamery you loved so much? Are you tired of taking pain medications each time your migraine symptoms kick in? Is your mental health taking a hard hit because of your recurring headaches, visual aura, nausea, and sensory sensitivity?
Any migraine patient will tell you that this condition is no laughing matter. The pain and discomfort can significantly impact your life, be it professional, personal, or social. Sadly, many people do not understand the nature of this illness to achieve Boise migraine relief successfully.
There is no cure for migraine just yet, but there are methods available to help you ease your condition and cope with your symptoms better. Natural alternatives are gaining more popularity also in preventing and managing migraine attacks. This may include seeking upper cervical chiropractic care and incorporating more vitamins and minerals in your diet.
The Link Between Vitamins, Minerals & Migraine Relief
Before we talk about specific vitamins and minerals to consider as supplements, let’s discuss the connection between these essential nutrients and migraine relief. Studies show that vitamin deficiencies like B2 (Riboflavin), magnesium, CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10), and vitamin D are associated with migraines.
If you are deficient in Vitamin D, taking supplements may be beneficial. Incorporating magnesium and riboflavin supplements can also effectively help with your headaches, and coenzyme Q10 can help ease debilitating migraine symptoms.
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Vitamins and Supplements You Can Try
Supplements are popular natural alternatives that people can explore to help achieve Boise migraine relief.
1. Vitamin B2
This vitamin, also called Riboflavin, helps with your body’s metabolic process, which can play a crucial role in the neural pathways that influence migraine attacks. In addition, vitamin B2 can help reduce your body’s oxidative stress and brain inflammation in migraine, both of which are associated with migraine.
This vitamin is known to be usually well tolerated in the body and has not shown any severe side effects. Vitamin B2 is also commonly used to aid in migraine prevention, with a typical daily dose of 400 milligrams.
Some patients with migraine have shown mitochondrial dysfunction in their brains detected via imaging studies. Riboflavin is known to play a vital role in regulating this imbalance.
Several studies suggest a connection between magnesium deficiency and mild and moderate migraines. In addition, this mineral is known to help maintain nerve function, blood pressure, and muscle function.
Magnesium can help prevent excessive brain cell receptor activation and help reduce inflammation in the development of migraine. These supplements can help patients who deal with both premenstrual migraine and those episodes not associated with menstruation.
When you want to incorporate magnesium into your diet, speak with your healthcare professional first to know the recommended dose, as taking too much can cause diarrhea.
3. Vitamin D
A deficiency in Vitamin D is also associated with bouts of migraine episodes. Vitamin D supplements may increase your ability to fight inflammation in the brain, improve your body’s magnesium absorption, and reduce the production of substances that usually increase during a migraine attack.
For migraineurs with vitamin D deficiency, taking vitamin D supplements may be particularly helpful to prevent and ease your migraine episodes.
4. Coenzyme Q10
Also referred to as CoQ10, this nutrient helps protect cells from damage, and low levels have been linked to an increased risk for migraines. Taking 100-200 mg daily can help reduce symptoms. In addition, a study shows that CoQ10 can be safe and effective in migraine prevention.
Bonus Boise Migraine Relief Tip: Address Neck Bone Misalignments
In addition to supplementing your diet with essential vitamins and minerals, upper cervical chiropractic care is also an excellent way to get lasting relief from chronic migraines without relying on medication or other invasive treatments.
Upper cervical chiropractors use gentle adjustments specifically designed for the top two bones in the neck: the C1 and C2 vertebrae. This care regimen aims to correct misalignments that interfere with nerve signals sent to and from the brain, brainstem, and the rest of the body. It also comes in handy in removing pressure on your neck muscles (a significant contributor to headaches).
We strongly recommend exploring this option if you have been dealing with migraines for several years but have found little to no relief from remedies you have tried. It’s also particularly useful in addressing the undetected effects of injuries from your distant past. These include:
If you want to know more about how upper cervical care can benefit you and help with your migraine episodes, reach out to Dr. Grayson Blom of Upper Cervical Health Centers Boise. He is a board-certified Upper Cervical Chiropractic Doctor who has helped several migraine patients reclaim their lives and start living pain-free again.
Book your appointment online and get ready to bid your migraine episodes goodbye.
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