I've written extensively about migraine triggers and causes as well as natural ways to prevent migraines. Today I'm going to focus on natural health supplements that have been found to be effective in preventing and/or treating migraines.
I am very passionate about this topic because there are literally millions of people that suffer from regular migraines and many may not realize there are options that are natural, safe and effective.
If you are stumbling across this blog post because you were searching for natural migraine cures, then be sure to read my first two posts, here and here . If there is something I haven't addressed, please feel free to post in the comment section.
Please note: This post is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner for specific recommendations, especially when it comes to natural health supplements to ensure there are no contraindications with any other supplements or medications you are taking. I also do NOT recommend you take all of these supplements together. The purpose of this post is to evaluate all the available evidence and share it with you so that you can make your own decisions.
Top Natural Health Supplements & Products To Prevent and Relieve Migraines
Several essential oils have been proven effective for the treatment of migraines and can be useful during an attack.
I like to roll the oil on the back of my neck and my forehead. It is not a cure, but I do find it lessens the pain.
I love chopping up some fresh thinly sliced ginger and putting it in a hot mug of water or having a fresh juice or smoothie loaded with ginger. It’s a great way to reduce gas and bloating too, along with lemon and water. However, to reap the benefits of it, I would recommend taking it as a supplement. I really love this one.
Omega-3 Fish Oils
Omega-3 fish oils have a number of proven health benefits! When it comes to migraines, both EPA and DHA are essential for regulating our brain function, nerve impulses and inflammation.
Studies have shown that supplementing with fish oil daily can help reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches. It can also be taken for preventative measures. This has helped me immensely with headaches! When I started supplementing regularly with fish oil, my headaches went from 2-3 a month to 1 every couple of months.
I take the same fish oil as my daughter, Vienna, because it also has lutein in it – a phytonutrient that helps to combat the negative effects of blue light.
Of course, you may want more DHA and EPA in your fish oil than what you’d get from this one since it's designed for kids. However, it’s helped me, it tastes delicious and it has made my hair SUPER shiny!! You can find it here.
Just be careful if you take anti-depressants because they shouldn't be combined with 5-HTP. Be sure to discuss this with your healthcare practitioner first.
I really like St. Francis products as well and they make a fantastic Feverfew tincture, which you can get here.
I like this brand of CoQ10 in the ubiquinol form.
As you can see, natural supplements can be very helpful in preventing and treating migraines – but they are only one piece of the migraine puzzle.
For example, if you start taking feverfew and it's working well for you, that's awesome! But if you go off of it and your migraines come back, it might be because you are not addressing the root cause.
To address the root cause of your migraines, I recommend going about things in the following order:
1. Remove the common triggers of migraines
2. Address diet and lifestyle and how your current habits might be perpetuating symptoms
3. Incorporate supplements that provide relief for migraines
As always, any questions, please feel free to post below in the comments section. I truly hope this information helps you.