Migraine Treatment and nutritional supplements.

The purpose of this study was to determine to determine the effectiveness of a nutritional supplement containing magnesium, an energy booster called riboflavin; Q10 and vitamin B2, for the treatment of migraine.

One hundred and thirty adults between the ages of eighteen and sixty-five, who suffered from more than three migraine attacks per month participated in the study. The patients were monitored for four weeks taking no medication prior to the study in order to establish a baseline.

Thereafter patients were given this combined nutritional supplement, or they were given an inactive placebo, for a period of three months.

Although the authors reported that this supplement was better than placebo, the trial is very poorly constructed because it has no control group that took magnesium only, which has been proven to help in migraine. It’s not, therefore, possible to determine whether this supplement is effective or not. The study bears all the hallmarks of being conducted by the same people that sell the supplements and the results of this study should not be taken too seriously.

This paper is more of a marketing plan for a company selling its products than a scientific study.

View the original migraine and magnesium study at this link: Improvement of migraine symptoms with a proprietary supplement containing riboflavin, magnesium and Q10: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter trial

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