Magnesium eases migraine

When a migraine grips you, it feels like you can’t wait another second to end the agony.

You’re not alone in wanting relief and instead of reaching for a powerful painkiller there is a simple, side effect-free and cost effective way to alleviate your migraines naturally at home.

The study out of Iran found that magnesium sulfate – the same mineral found in Epsom salt – was superior to common migraine drugs like ketorolac in improving the pain of migraine sufferers in the emergency room.

Seventy adult patients with moderate to severe migraine headaches were treated at two different hospitals. At one hospital, patients received ketorolac while at the other, patients got a one-gram dose of magnesium sulfate.

Both of the treatments got the job done, but here’s where magnesium really shined: Up to two hours afterwards, those who received the mineral had even GREATER improvement in their pain scores, compared to those who were treated with ketorolac.

If you’ve got migraines, anything that can provide lasting relief is downright miraculous!

This latest study confirms what previous research have found: people who get migraines tend to have lower blood levels of magnesium than those who are migraine-free.

It also comes on the heels of another new study involving over 2,000 patients followed for 20 years that showed that men with lower blood levels of magnesium – an important component of strong bones – were more likely to suffer fractures, particularly of the hip.

Translation: If you want to stay OUT of the hospital, whether it’s for debilitating migraine pain or a major fracture, get more magnesium in your diet.

Dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, and avocado are some delicious, Paleo-friendly foods loaded with magnesium, but here’s the kicker: As we age, it becomes harder for your body to absorb magnesium from food.

That’s why you should also consider taking a high-quality magnesium supplement, which you can easily find at your local health-food store.

Magnesium oxide and magnesium sulfate are the least expensive forms of the mineral, but your body doesn’t absorb these as well as magnesium lactate and magnesium aspartate. (Just steer clear of magnesium citrate – unless you need a laxative!)

In my practice, I use intravenous magnesium therapy to help patients with a laundry list of conditions from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia to hypertension, angina, asthma, and even panic disorder.

And the benefits of this marvelous mineral don’t stop there: Magnesium also promotes a good night’s sleep, boosts your immune system, and slashes your risk of a heart attack.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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Sources:

Researchers at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Target Headache and Migraine, lifeextension.com/News/LefDailyNews?NewsID=26514&Section=DISEASE

Ketorolac versus Magnesium Sulfate in Migraine Headache Pain Management; a Preliminary Study, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28286809

Magnesium Could Prevent Fractures in Elderly, newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/magnesium-supplements-prevent-fractures/2017/04/13/id/784221/

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  1. Thanks for explaining the importance of magnesium. My local health food store told me the same thing about magnesium and the prevention of migraines.

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