Treating Migraines Using Natural Supplements

Many people have an interest in natural treatments for migraines. One important factor to consider is that natural does not necessarily mean safe. Remember, anything that alters you body chemistry is a drug not matter its “natural” origins. While the FDA does regulate natural supplements, the level of regulation in no way compares to that of over-the-counter or prescription drugs. This means there can be ongoing safety and quality control issues. Always make sure you clear any natural supplement with your doctor before use, especially if you are taking other medications, or are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

Before you spend lots of money on alternative treatments, make sure there is compelling evidence that the treatment will really help your condition. Check the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the most up-to-date information.

Nutrition and Natural Supplements

The role of nutrition in chronic conditions like headaches and migraines is frequently over looked. Most doctors do not automatically assume that  Ibutamoren your headache or migraine condition could be due to a nutritional deficiency. For some people, diet could truly be a factor.

If the solution is so simple, then why haven’t we heard about it? For one, there is no money to be made in selling the public on eating whole, healthy foods. Instead, there is a lot of money to be made in manufacturing processed foods and selling them for profit AND by developing and marketing prescription drugs. Is it certain that your condition could be due to diet? No. But isn’t it worth considering?

Remember, always consult your doctor before you begin taking any vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplement for your condition, especially if you are currently taking any other medications or have other medical conditions. Even “natural” supplements can have dangerous side effects, especially when mixed with other medications.