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Migraine Headache Stack

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Clear your mind of migraines. A migraine headache can leave you with an intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in one area of the head that is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. This can leave you sufferring for a couple of hours that can last to days. Before a migraine attack, there may be signs and symptoms present including constipation, depression, food cravings, hyperactivity, irritability, neck stiffness, and uncontrollable yawning. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

119 Potential Effects from this Stack

Effect OnScaleContributors
Memory4 Melatonin, Ginkgo biloba, Fish Oil, Ginger
Insulin Sensitivity3 Vitamin D, Melatonin, Fish Oil, Magnesium
Sleep Quality3 Melatonin, Ginkgo biloba, Magnesium
Calmness1 Ginkgo biloba
Cognition1 Ginkgo biloba
Blood Flow1 Ginkgo biloba, Fish Oil
Leptin1 Melatonin, Fish Oil
Ocular Blood Flow1 Ginkgo biloba
Plasma Melatonin1 Melatonin
Cell Adhesion Factors (aka sCAM-11 Fish Oil
Rate of Gastric Emptying1 Ginger
Serum Magnesium1 Magnesium
Infant Birth Weight1 Fish Oil
Photoprotection1 Fish Oil
Endothelial Function1 Fish Oil
Lipid Peroxidation1 Fish Oil
Growth Hormone1 Melatonin
Euphoric1 Ginkgo biloba
Free Testosterone1 Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Magnesium
Gastrin1 Melatonin
Lean Mass1 Vitamin D, Fish Oil
FatigueNeutral Fish Oil
Insulin SecretionNeutral Fish Oil
Heart RateNeutral Melatonin, Ginkgo biloba, Fish Oil
Verbal FluencyNeutral Ginkgo biloba
Working MemoryNeutral Ginkgo biloba
Power OutputNeutral Vitamin D
Muscle Soreness (aka Delayed onset muscle sorenessNeutral Fish Oil
Apolipoprotein BNeutral Fish Oil
Postpartum DepressionNeutral Fish Oil
B cell countNeutral Fish Oil
HDL-CNeutral Magnesium
TriglyceridesNeutral Magnesium
VO2 MaxNeutral Fish Oil
T Cell CountNeutral Fish Oil
Stroke Recovery RateNeutral Ginkgo biloba
Pre-Eclampsia RiskNeutral Fish Oil
Natural Killer Cell Content (aka NK cellNeutral Fish Oil
PainNeutral Vitamin D
CortisolNeutral Melatonin, Ginkgo biloba, Fish Oil, 5-HTP, Magnesium
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Taking large amounts of the combination of calcium and vitamin D has been reported to produce a marked reduction in the incidence of migraines in several women.
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Preliminary research suggests that supplementing with SAMe may reduce symptoms for some migraine sufferers.
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Pineal gland function and melatonin secretion may be disturbed in people with migraine headaches. Taking melatonin may correct this problem and reduce symptoms.
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Preliminary research has found abnormally low levels of serotonin in the brains of people suffering a migraine attack, which was reversed with L-tryptophan supplements.
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Ginkgo extract may also help because it inhibits the action of a substance known as platelet-activating factor, which may contribute to migraines.
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Fish oil containing EPA and DHA has been reported to reduce migraine headache symptoms. Fish oil may help because of its effects in modifying hormone-like substances called prostaglandins.
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Capsaicin, the active constituent of cayenne, may be applied inside the nose as a treatment for acute migraine under a doctor's supervision.
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Taking large amounts of the combination of calcium and vitamin D has been reported to produce a marked reduction in the incidence of migraines in several women.
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1 mg daily. In a preliminary trial, vitamin B12 reduced the frequency of migraine attacks by at least 50% in 10 of 19 people with recurrent migraines.
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Anecdotal evidence suggests ginger may be used for migraines and the accompanying nausea.
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100 to 150 mg daily. In a preliminary trial, supplementation with coenzyme Q10 for three months reduced the average number of days with migraine headaches by 60%.
600 mg ,,,,,,
600 mg per day. In a small double-blind trial, supplementing with alpha-lipoic acid significantly reduced the frequency of migraine attacks.
200 mg ,,,,,,
200 to 600 mg daily for adults, 20 mg for every 10 pounds of body weight for children. Several studies have found 5-HTP to be effective at reducing the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine headaches.
360 mg ,,,,,,
360 to 600 mg daily. Compared with healthy people, migraine sufferers have been found to have lower magnesium levels. Supplementing with magnesium may reduce migraine frequency and relieve symptoms.
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Standardized herbal extract delivering 250 mcg of parthenolide per day. Feverfew is the most frequently used herb for the long-term migraine prevention. Continuous use of feverfew may reduce the severity, duration, and frequency of migraine headaches.
75 mgButterbur ,,,,,,
Adults: 75 mg twice a day of an extract standardized to contain at least 15% petasins; children: reduce amount according to body weight. Butterbur extract has been shown to significantly reduce the frequency of migraine attacks.

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There is some evidence that magnesium may enhance calcium absorption.
  • Briscoe AM, Ragan C. Effect of magnesium on calcium metabolism in man. Am J Clin Nutr 1966;19:296-306.
Vitamin D’s most important role is maintaining blood levels of calcium. Therefore, many doctors recommend that those supplementing with calcium also supplement with 400–1,200 IU of vitamin D per day.
  • Norman AW. Intestinal calcium absorption: a vitamin D-hormone-mediated adaptive response. Am J Clin Nutr 1990;51:290-300.

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