Vitamin Bs and Folic Acid Help to Fight Migraines

Migraine Sufferers have another possible avenue of help available to them.

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.

“The findings showed ‘a drastic improvement’ in headache frequency, pain severity and associated disability for those treated," she said.2  

Migraines are 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 their life.

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. 3,4,5

"The recent 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

The Griffith 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. ScienceDaily

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.

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