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Feverfew Migraine

by Sanderine
(Ottawa, Canada)

There is a capsule which contain B2, magnesium and feverfew all in one capsule. Do you know the name of it?

I take 200 mg of b2, 125 mg of feverfew and 100 mg of magnesium twice a day. This cocktail did help knock the bang out of the migraine so it is easier to deal with.

I'm sure I have the B2 amount correct but is the feverfew & magnesium amounts ok? The all in one capsule, although expensive, would have the correct amount, I think.

Thanks
Sanderine

Answer

Hi Sanderine,

The supplements you are referring to do come in a combination formula, called Migralief. You can read about the feverfew migraine connection and also about the benefits of magnesium.

The combination formulas usually have about 300-400mg of magnesium in them. After a few months of therapy, I do recommend to our patients that they increase the magnesium by another 400mg a day. This means taking a separate capsule of mag on top of the formula.

The B2 is also higher in the formula, 400mg per day which is what we recommend.

I am not sure if you are taking it daily or not as it is meant as a prophylaxsis, but a higher dose of magnesium alone could help abort a migraine.

Most common side effects of Migralief formula seems to be gastritis from the feverfew so I tell people to take it with breakfast. A higher dose of the magnesium could cause diarrhea and if this happens, just reduce the dose again.

The formula is found at online vitamin stores and as Quantum Migrelief at Amazon.com.

Be sure to give any therapy a good 90 days to have it's maximum benefit in the brain.

Good luck!
Mary Kay Betz, MS RPA-C

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