Suffering From Migraines and Headaches? You May Be Lacking These Vitamins!

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(hla) PEOPLE often come to me saying that they suffer from a migraine or a headache, thinking that they are the same. However, there are differences between migraines and headaches.

Migraines emit an intense throbbing painful sensation around one side of the head, which may be intensified when there is physical activity. A migraine is often accompanied with nausea, dizziness, seeing flashing lights or blind spots. A headache sufferer on the other hand usually experiences mild pressure or pain around the scalp or forehead with no other accompanying symptoms as previously listed.

Regardless of whether one suffers from a migraine or a headache, one thing is for sure - it is never a pleasant experience.

The research carried out by Boehnke C. et al. that was published in the European Journal of Neurology in 2004 suggested that a high dose of Riboflavin (Vitamin B) can be effective in preventing migraines. This means that if you are a chronic sufferer of migraine, you are quite likely to be lacking Vitamin B. The University of Maryland Medical Centre reported that a double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed that consuming 400mg of Riboflavin a day can cut migraine attacks in half.

Any individual who eats a healthy and balanced diet will generally consume enough Riboflavin. With our unhealthy eating patterns these days, we may however be vulnerable to Riboflavin deficiency. Symptoms of such deficiency include (but not limited to) poor digestion, cracks and sores around the corners of the mouth, tired eyes, chronic sufferer of throat-related problems and fatigue.

It is easy to remedy this deficiency problem with a Vitamin B supplement. Should you however opt for a more natural source of Vitamin B, you can try increasing your portion of vegetables such as peas, broccoli, spinach, fresh and dried fruits, asparagus, potatoes, peanuts and milk.

Another study conducted by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia has discovered that eating more folate can also reduce the frequency of migraine. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are rich with folate.

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine is "an extraordinarily common disease", which affects around 38 million men, women and children in the United States.

By Genevieve Tan Shu Thung

Copyright © 2015 Sandhya Maarga Holistic Living Resources
Holistic Living Annex (SEPTEMBER 2015)

1 Response for “ Suffering From Migraines and Headaches? You May Be Lacking These Vitamins!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! Good tips!


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