Most people are aware that B vitamins are important to your
health; however most people would be hard pressed to be able to say
exactly how they personally benefit from ensuring that they have enough
in their daily diet. Well, researchers at Griffith University in
Australia have determined one additional benefit according to a recent
study – that adding vitamin b and folate supplements in the diet can
help to fight migraines.
In a study conducted by Professor Lyn Griffiths, director
of the Genomics Research Centre (GRC) at Griffith University,
comprising of 50 migraine sufferers, they determined that vitamin b and
folate supplements “significantly” reduced the frequency and severity
of attacks in their clinical trial.
showed ‘a drastic improvement’ in headache frequency, pain severity and
associated disability for those treated," she said.2
severe headaches that can also have devastating side effects such as
nausea, vomiting, an increased sensitivity to bright lights, sounds or
smells. An average migraine attack lasts anywhere from 4 hours to 3
days and can completely debilitate the person suffering from the
attack. More than 300 million people suffer from migraines on a regular
basis and nearly everyone will suffer from a migraine at least once in
What is not
very well known is the link between homocysteines, migraine
headaches and the increased risk of strokes and cardiovascular
diseases. Studies show that not only is there is a correlation of an
increased risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes with high levels
of homocysteines in the body; but weekly migraine sufferers are
significantly more likely to have a stroke because they most likely
have elevated levels of homocysteines. Doctors found that reducing the
amount of homocysteines with vitamin b and folic acid supplements
directly correlated to reducing the amount of migraines being suffered.
trial was founded on the theory that vitamin B supplements and folic
acid will reduce the homocysteine and in turn, improve migraine
symptoms," Professor Griffiths said.1
The success of
the trial proved that "safe, inexpensive" supplements - rather than
expensive medication that can have adverse side effects - could treat
migraine patients, she said.1
University researchers are now working to put together another larger
trial to find out the optimal dosage for each particular person,
depending on their hereditary traits.
What does this mean to you if you suffer from migraines?
Perhaps, taking a look at your diet and determining with the advice of
your doctor as to whether taking a high quality b vitamin and folate
supplementation such as B-Active.*
3. Lea RA, Ovcaric M, Sundholm
J, MacMillan J, Griffiths LR. The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase
gene variant C677T influences susceptibility to migraine with aura. BMC
Med. 2004 Feb 12;2:3.
4. American Academy of
Neurology (2008, April 21). Migraine Frequency Linked With Women's Risk
Of Cardiovascular Disease.
5. Claudia F. Gravina, MD,
PhD; Michel Batlouni, MD, PhD; Camila Sarteschi, BS; Amanda G.M.R.
Sousa, MD, PhD; J. Eduardo M.R. Sousa, MD, PhD; Leopoldo Piegas, MD,
PhD. Influence of Age and Coronary Artery Disease on Homocysteine
Levels in the Young Old Compared With the Old and the Oldest Old. Am J
Geriatr Cardiol (2006) 15;3:165-17.
*While Active 8 Products does not claim
to diagnose or treat any disease and you should consult with your
doctor if unsure as to whether you should take B-Active; these research
studies indicate that it is possible that if you suffer from migraines
that you could experience the same benefits of vitamin b and folate
supplementation. B-Active is time-released for maximum benefits and
composed of B6, B12 and Folic Acid. It is 100% guaranteed &
fully refundable if you are not satisfied for any reason.