Recently, research studies show teenagers and children with migraine histories held deficiencies in vitamin D, coenzyme Q10, and riboflavin (vitamin B-2) during initial lab tests. The deficiencies were seen in a high number of participants within the study and may explain why the patients were having migraines.
Coenzyme Q10 is an ingredient “similar” to a vitamin, and the body uses it to produce cellular energy as well as for cellular maintenance. In the study, the evidence revealed girls and young women were more likely to have Q10 deficiencies with baseline studies. Conversely, boys and young men were more like to have deficiencies in vitamin D.
According to Dr. Halger, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, further studies are definitely needed to find out if vitamin supplementation can help lower the incidence of migraines. With current scientific information, varying levels of vitamin D, coenzyme Q10, folate, and riboflavin have possible connections to triggering migraines.
Individuals who suffer from chronic migraine headaches are more likely to be deficient in riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 according to the research data. Therapeutic vitamins may offer assistance to patients suffering from severe headaches, keeping in mind more studies are needed due to some inconclusive research results.
Dr. DeRossett (migraine specialist) has reviewed a number of trials and is confident in recommending her patients’ magnesium, vitamin B-2, and coenzyme Q10 supplement for those with migraine history (WebMd). Always consult your primary physician before adding supplements to your routine.
Migraine prevention brings patients closer to living a more headache-free life. A number of other techniques may also be helpful for migraine sufferers including avoiding known triggers, exercise on a regular basis, use biofeedback techniques, and/or massage therapies.
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