The Migraine Series, Part II, Magnesium: The Migraine Mineral

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“Mother Earth’s medicine chest is full of healing herbs of incomparable worth.”

Robin Rose Bennett

This article is about the migraine mineral, magnesium! It is one of the most important minerals every migraineur needs to add to their arsenal to treat and prevent migraine attacks.

In Part 1 of the Migraine series, I revealed the root cause of migraines. You can read that article, HERE.

Because the underlying cause of migraines is rooted in a brain that is genetically  different than a non-migraine brain that responds to stimuli differently and more intensely, it is important to supply the brain with the vitamins and minerals it needs to prevent the brain from responding to triggers with a migraine attack.

Research has shown that 50% of migraineurs are magnesium deficient. Dr. Alexander Mauskop of the New York Headache Center recommends that all migraine patients be treated with magnesium.

What Does Magnesium Do?

Magnesium calms the nervous system, reduces inflammation, and stabilizes serotonin receptors. Dr. Carolyn Bernstein believes a migraine to be, “the result of an overstimulated brain running low on energy”. Magnesium is one of the energy sources (minerals) the brain needs to prevent and treat migraine attacks.

Magnesium Glycinate

There are many different types of magnesium and based on my research and experience, the best type of magnesium for migraines is magnesium glycinate. 250-300mg of magnesium is recommended daily, preferably at night because it does aid in sleeping. But if you feel a migraine attack coming, take 500mg of magnesium glycinate immediately to prevent a full migraine attack.

I have been able to prevent a full migraine attack by taking 500 mg of magnesium glycinate, 1/8 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt and 2 Excedrin migraine (just in case). It really did work! I was able to prevent my normal 3-day attack and go on with my life. Won’t he do it! God is a healer and he will help us heal ourselves!

Where I Buy Magnesium Glycinate

I take the liquid form of Magnesium Glycinate. I really struggle with taking pills. I buy the Genestra brand of Magnesium Glycinate and it has a very pleasant taste. My 11-year-old daughter (very picky eater) has found it to taste good as well, proving it is kid-friendly.

Adding magnesium to your daily regimen is a must for migraineurs. It has definitely made a difference in my life, and I look forward to it doing the same for you!

In Part 3, I’ll discuss the various triggers of migraine and how to identify, recognize, manage, and eliminate them!

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