Plagued by recurring stress headaches!
Riboflavin if you”re also prone to migraine headaches
A daily 400 mg. dose of this B vitamin can cut stress headaches and migraine flare-ups by 67%, according to European research. Riboflavin relaxes both scalp muscles and blood vessels, so they can function properly without ending up in painful spasms, experts say.
Important: Talk to your doctor before taking a new supplement.
Fish oil if you struggle w the blue moods. Taking 2 g. To 3 g. Of fish oil daily cuts your risk of both blue moods and tension headaches in half . Fish oil is rich in omega-3 – fats that rev up production of mood – boosting serotonin, plus dampen inflammation, a major headache trigger. Research of the Inflammation Research Foundation, Barry Sears Ph. D President.
Magnesium if anxiety is causing the throbbing. Chronic stress and anxiety are often signs of a magnesium deficiency; correcting a shortfall by taking 400 mg. of this essential mineral daily can cut headache flare ups 42% in three months, research suggests. Your body ends magnesium to keep muscles relaxed and nerves soothed, says, Alexander Mauskop, M.D. of the New York Headache Center.
Melatonin for insomnia- related headaches: Getting eight hours of sleep nightly helps prevent headaches by running up your production of pain killing neurotransmitters, says Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. author of Pain-Free 1-2-3. But if you regularly toss and turn, don’t despair: Brazilian research shows that insomniacs who take 3 mg. of melatonin 30 minutes before bed not only sleep more soundly , their headache flare -ups are cut in half.
Ginger if your joints hurt, too: Europeans research suggest, taking 2,000 mg. daily blocks the formation of pain leukotrienes , shutting down- headaches – and joint pain-triggering leukotrienes shutting down headaches- and joint pain- as effective as aspirin!