Magnesium for migraine treatment.
The purpose of the study was to test the effectiveness of magnesium supplements when combined with L-carnitine in the treatment of migraine.
The trial assessed 133 migraine patients which were divided into four groups. The first group received a magnesium supplement, magnesium oxide (500mg/day). The second group received L-carnitine (500mg/perday. The third group received both the magnesium andL-Carnitine, and the fourth group received an inactive placebo.
The study took place over a period of 12 weeks after which the 133 migraine patients were asked to report back on the number of migraine attacks per month, the number of migraine days per month, and the severity of their headaches. The concentration of magnesium and L-caratine in the blood was also measured.
This clinical trial has a look at the magnesium dosage and L-carnitine dosage as a method to treat migraine. The specific symptoms or indications looked at were: How long the migraine attacks lasted, how severe it was and the amount of magnesium and L-carnitine in the blood. Magnesium supplements had a better result at treating migraine and migraine symptoms.
Of the four groups in the study the group that took the magnesium supplements only showed the greatest improvement in their migraines.
View the original migraine, magnesium, and L-carnitine study at this link: The Effects of Magnesium, L-Carnitine, and Concurrent Magnesium–L-Carnitine Supplementation in Migraine Prophylaxis