Magnesium & migraine
Around ten million Germans suffer from migraine. A migraine attack usually involves headache, nausea and vomiting. Science distinguishes between 300 different types of headache.
Magnesium for migraine
Migraine sufferers often have distinctly low levels of magnesium in the blood. Therefore, magnesium deficiency is also associated with the development of headaches and migraine. Magnesium deficiency results in the hyperexcitability of muscle and nerve fibres, leading to tension in the neck and shoulder area, which can trigger tension headaches. The blood vessels in the brain also become constricted, which may result in a migraine attack. This being the case, we absolutely recommend an adequate intake of the vital mineral magnesium for the prevention of tension headaches and to guard against migraine attacks.
How much magnesium should be taken for migraine?
Magnesium supplementation has proven effective in the prevention of migraine. Studies have demonstrated that both the number of migraine attacks and the pain intensity of individual attacks can be reduced by taking 300 mg magnesium in the form of biocompatible magnesium citrate (e.g. Magnesium-Diasporal® 300 mg) twice a day over a 3-month period.
The right active ingredient is crucial
Why does this matter so much? Foods contain magnesium in organic form, e.g. magnesium citrate, which is easily absorbed by the body. This is why, almost all Magnesium-Diasporal® products contain biocompatible magnesium citrate.
By the way: The German Migraine and Headache Society (DMKG) also recommend high-dose magnesium for the treatment and prevention of migraine.
We recommend taking 1 sachet of Magnesium-Diasporal® 300 mg, granules for oral solution, twice a day. This dosage should be taken regularly, at least for a period of 3 months. If the kidneys are working normally, there is no reason against a long-term intake of Magnesium-Diasporal®.
- Avoid overstraining: If the brain is always active, it may become over-stimulated
- Reduce stress: The secretion of stress hormones results in expansion of the blood vessels – also in the brain. This can cause painful nerve cell reactions.