SaleBioBalance Liposomal BioActive B Complex 120ml
You save 35% ($19.20)
BioBalance Liposomal Magnesium 300ml$45.50
You save 29% ($18.70)
SaleBioBalance 5-HTP 150mg 60 vegecaps
You save 45% ($18.60)
BioBalance Liposomal Turmeric Complex 180ml$45.20
You save 27% ($16.90)
SaleBioBalance 5-HTP 50mg 90 vegecaps
You save 45% ($15.20)
Nature's Way Devil's Claw Root 480mg 100 capsules$25.00
You save 26% ($8.70)
BioBalance CoQ10 150mg in Flaxseed Oil 60 softgels$34.60
You save 22% ($9.70)
Nutra-Life Magnesium Complete Calm Formula 180gm$28.50
You save 30% ($12.50)
Weleda Ferrum Quartz Capsules 20 capsules$24.10
You save 9% ($2.40)
Clinicians MigraDol 60 capsules$21.80
You save 31% ($10.00)
Vita-Fit Niacin (Nicotinic Acid) 100mg 80 tablets$11.40
You save 18% ($2.50)
Nature's Way Feverfew standardised 60 capsules$23.00
You save 26% ($7.90)
Nature's Way Boswellia standardised 60 tablets$32.70
You save 20% ($8.30)
Aciea 100% Pure Magnesium Crystal Flakes 75gm, 341gm
You save up to $1.80
Thompson's Ultra CoQ10 300 30 capsules$26.40
You save 17% ($5.40)
LifeStream Ginger Capsules 60 vegecaps, 30 vegecaps
You save up to $7.50
Dolphin Clinic Sage - Pure Essential Oil 10ml$17.20
You save 9% ($1.80)
LifeStream Honey & Ginger Syrup 200ml$24.30
You save 11% ($3.00)
Weleda Feverfew 2x 30ml$14.10
Radiance Magnesium Powder 200gm Lemonade Flavour$27.30
You save 23% ($8.20)
Radiance Magnesium Complex Plus 60 tablets, 150 tablets
You save up to $10.10
Aciea 100% Pure Magnesium Gel 118ml$25.50
You save 7% ($1.80)
New Era Combination F: Migraine & Nervous Headache 240 orosoluble tablets$19.40
You save 13% ($3.00)
Sorry, Out of Stock
Sorry, Out of StockNature's Own Vitamin B2 100mg 100 tablets$12.60
You save 20% ($3.20)
“You really want to get a headache? Try to understand Internet advertising.”
Migraine is more than just a really intense headache. It is a chronic neurological disorder characterised by recurrent moderate to severe headaches. The difference to a standard “headache” is that it often occurs in association with a number of changes within autonomic nervous system. The word derives from the Greek (hemikrania), "pain on one side of the head", from 'hemi-', "half", and 'kranion', which means "skull".
Typically the migraine is manifested as a unilateral headache (initially affecting only one half of the head) and it is pulsating in nature. It can last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours.
Other associated symptoms (stemming from the autonomic nervous system changes) may include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light (photophobia,) increased sensitivity to sound (phonophobia). The pain is usually made worse by physical activity.
Up to one-third of people with migraine headaches perceive a transient visual, sensory or motor disturbance just prior to the onset of the headache (referred to as an 'aura'.) Occasionally an aura can occur with little or no headache following it.
Although the exact mechanisms of migraines are not known, they are often characterised as a neurovascular disorder. Increased excitability of the cerebral cortex and abnormal control of pain neurons in the trigeminal nucleus of the brainstem have been noted as probable causes. Migraines are believed to be due to a mixture of environmental and genetic factors.
About two-thirds of cases run in families.
Fluctuating hormone levels may also play a role: migraine affects slightly more boys than girls before puberty, but about two to three times more women than men. Propensity for migraines usually decreases during pregnancy.
Typically, migraine sufferers treat themselves with simple analgesics such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the headache, an antiemetic for the nausea, and where possible they try to identify the triggers and avoid these (can differ between sufferers but usually related to increased light and sound). Often health professionals will prescribe specific agents such as triptans or ergotamines may be used by those for whom simple analgesics are not effective.
Globally, approximately 15% of the population is affected by migraines at some point in life. Which is quite a high number.
If you or your loved one are experiencing new-onset headaches, a change in frequency or intensity of your headaches, you should consult a healthcare professional before going on any new treatments.
There are some natural health remedies that may help alleviate symptoms of migraine.
Feverfew has been known to be effective in reducing migraines. Ginger can help in two ways; both with its anti-inflammatory and with its anti-emetic (nausea) properties. Fresh ginger appears to work the best; try making an infusion or just smelling the freshly crushed ginger for nausea. Sadly, ginger ale is not effective in migraines. Caffeine can improve and worsen a headache, so use this remedy wisely. “Caffeine-rebound headaches” are often blamed as sources of migraines, yet one cup of tea or coffee may actually help relieve a migraine. People with migraines often have lower levels of magnesium than those who don't have migraines. Studies suggest that magnesium may reduce frequency by more than 40 percent! Another study suggested that magnesium may be helpful in women with menstrual migraines.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) may also be helpful in reducing the frequency of migraines.
Consistent exercise (3 times a week) is effective at preventing migraines.
5-HTP may be particularly effective in reducing the severity and frequency of migraine headaches according to a clinical study by Harvard University. This is because low serotonin levels are associated with migraines and 5-HTP increases the body's production of serotonin.
Coenzyme Q10 may also help prevent migraines as clinical studies have revealed.
Hard to tell when having many other treatments for ++ muscle spasms, but I think the nights I forgot to take it they were worse.
All other magnesium supplements give me swollen feet and calves. I can take the full dose of this with no problems. This and vitamin b2 has definitely helped my migraines. Well worth the extra Money for me.
This is amazing
After one month of taking two capsules I can notice an improvement to my skin and hair, I am on my second order now and will continue to use it and hope for even more improvements
Mega Magnificent Minerals – The Magnesium Edition
Magnesium is a beneficial component of human health. This important mineral, which can be found in large quantities in foods such as leafy green veggies, whole grains and nuts, is often lacking in many of […]
5-HTP – What is it?
What is 5-HTP? 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) in supplemental form is sourced from the seeds of the plant, Griffonia simplicifolia, native to Central and West Africa, usually in doses between 50mg and 400mg. 5-HTP is a precursor […]
Tell Your Doctor! Fish Oil Safer than Voltaren for Inflammation
Is your doctor still prescribing Voltaren to treat inflammation and pain? Omega 3 fish oils, along with many phytonutrients, bioflavonoids and enzymes, provide effective and safe natural options for treating pain and inflammation. Let’s look […]