Feel a headache coming on? Your first reaction might be to reach for an Advil. But beware! Studies have shown that NSAIDs are more harmful to health than many people realize!
Natural headache prevention could be achieved by making sure you get adequate vitamin and mineral intake - especially magnesium and B vitamins.
Low magnesium levels are associated with more frequent and more severe headaches. Studies have shown that supplementation, with around 200-600 mg a day, can be hugely beneficial for headaches and even migraines. As well, magnesium can be found in whole food sources such as leafy greens, beans, dairy products, and chocolate.
The B vitamins are involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters like serotonin, which tend to be deficient in people who suffer migraines or frequent headaches. Studies show that B vitamin supplements that include riboflavin (B2), folate, and B12 can be useful in reducing headache symptoms.
However, there are many more conditions which can cause frequent headaches. Please make sure to talk to healthcare provider who can investigate further.
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