Supplements that may ease symptoms of migraine headaches
- Feverfew Leaf
50 mg daily or 125mg dried feverfew leaf from Tanacetum parthenium
High in Sesquiterpene Lactones (STL) of which must contain at least 0.2% parthenolide content.
500-600 mg powder—every 4 hours for 4 days
Pro-inflammatory mediator; inhibits platelet aggregation.
- Ginko Biloba Extract
120-240 mg per day
Platelet-activating Factor (PAF) antagonist.
200-360 mg per day
Inhibits vasospasm and platelet aggregation.
400 mg per day with breakfast for at least 90 days
Involved in the electron-transport chain.
500 mg per day for 90 days, every 6 years
Precursor to scrotonin production.
- Fish Oil (omega 3 fatty acids)
Inhibits platelet aggregation.
- Maintain blood sugar levels—eat small meals throughout the day.
–Tyramine (a vasoactive amine) in foods such as aged cheese, yogurt, beer, wine, liver, and yeast.
-Foods that may be allergens.