Vitamins for Headaches & Migraines
Headache over-the-counter drugs such as acetaminophen and aspirin are used by almost all people at some point in their life. These OTC medications are easy to purchase and can lend themselves to overuse or worse, abuse if not used correctly. Acetaminophen can also cause liver damage when taken in large amounts. Migraine medications such as Maxalt, Imitrex, and Frova are commonly prescribed to address migraines due to their ability to target specific chemical pathways often dysregulated in the brain. Unfortunately, some of these medications are often accompanied by a new list of symptoms and cause frustrating or concerning side-effects.
Did you know that there are supplements that can address many of the underlying causes of frequent headaches and/or migraines.
- Omega 820 (fish oil) can help to prevent constriction of blood vessels and can prevent the actions in the brain that lead to migraine attacks.
- MagComplex contains bioavailable forms of magnesium. Research has shown low brain Magnesium levels during a migraine attack. Magnesium is needed for proper nerve function. It is thought that Magnesium deficiency and migraines may be related, making it an important vitamin for and a natural remedy for migraines and headaches.
- Digestzymes is a full spectrum digestive enzyme blend containing specific enzymes such as betaine HCl, Ox Bile Extract, and Pancreatin targeting protein breakdown and fat absorption for maximum nutrient absorption. Food-triggered headaches and migraines can sometimes be reduced with the by helping the system to more quickly breakdown and digest sensitive foods.
Where to get them
The vitamins and nutrients commonly used to address headache and migraine symptoms can be purchased at any large retailer. Be on the lookout for professional-grade vitamins and supplements - most of those sold at brick-and-morter retailers are food-grade. Wellnicity has sourced a variety of supplements, used effectively for years by our clinical team. These supplements can be compiled into daily-dose pill packs for convenience. (All of the vitamins and supplements sold here at Wellnicity are professional-grade).
If you want to really address your symptoms and find out which vitamins and supplements will actually make you feel better, you first need to know what is going on in your body. We offer a number of clinical at-home test kits to help you measure and discover what is out of balance so you can accurately address your problems.
Test kits for measuring these imbalances