Vitamin Deficiencies May Trigger Migraines

Scientists found that one of the main culprits behind the ever-so-menacing migraine headache may just be something as simple as a vitamin deficiency, which can be effectively rectified with the right multivitamins. In most cases, it is difficult to find the root cause of a migraine. Doctors may screen the patients for underlying medical conditions, sleep problems and food intolerances; due to which migraines are one of the least understood and most common medical issues in the world.

In one study conducted with a group of 7,691 young migraine patients being treated at the Cincinnati Children’s Headache Center, researchers found that people frequently suffering from migraines had a higher likelihood of having lower than normal levels of vitamin D, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring enzyme in the body that’s quite similar to a vitamin.

According to the blood tests for baseline levels of the aforementioned vitamins, 70% had lower levels of vitamin D, 15% showed low riboflavin levels and 30% had low coenzyme Q10 levels. The study also showed that young girls and women have a higher chance of having coenzyme Q10 deficiency compared to males, whereas, boys and young men have a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.

It’s not as straightforward as you think…  

Our mitochondria, aka the powerhouses in our cells, require these vitamins to function optimally on a daily basis.  Previous researches have also indicated that folic acid and B12 deficiencies could cause pernicious anemia, which when severe enough can stimulate migraines along with other symptoms such as irritability, lethargy and memory loss. In addition to this, folic acid deficiencies can lead to B12 deficiencies, due to which upping your folic acid supply becomes critical. 

Since the lac of a few different types of vitamins are involved in causing migraine headaches, it’s recommended that you include a multi-vitamin in your daily routine. Try Upplement's Essential Pack for starters.

What about vitamin D?

Vitamin D is not only a sunshine vitamin, it’s also a hormone. Direct exposure to sunlight around the a.m. hours is a great way to generate vitamin D. Vitamin D’s link with migraine may be associated with increased pro-inflammatory responses in the body along with poor magnesium absorption. Since vitamin D supports magnesium absorption, its levels may also be lower in people suffering from migraine headaches.

Within normal levels, vitamin D has anti-inflammatory effects on the immune system, restraining factors that may be related to pain. Upplement's daily Vitamin Packs can be customised with a Sunny Booster and/or a Anti-Age Booster, which are perfect for your supplement routine to upgrade your vitamin D and Q10 intake, beat migraines and boost your health efficiently.