Answer:There is evidence that magnesium, CoQ10 and riboflavin (B2) may help to reduce the frequency or severity of migraine headaches. The amino acid 5-HTP may reduce frequency, although the evidence is mixed.
Some herbal supplements, such as butterbur and feverfew may also be helpful (Grossman, Altern Med Rev 2001; Saranitzky, J Diet Suppl 2009). However, be aware that taking St. John's wort with migraine medications or the painkiller tramadol can cause adverse effects.
One clinical study found that a DAO (diamine oxidase) supplement reduced the duration of migraine attacks by 30%, but did not reduce pain or frequency.
Low blood levels of vitamin D have been associated with a moderate increase in migraine frequency (although not migraine severity), as well as with a higher risk of frequent headaches in general.
Although ginger has been studied for reducing migraine frequency and pain, it has not been proven effective.
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