Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Try MigreLief?

MigreLief is a nutritional alternative to treating migraine pain for life.  It was formulated to address the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that many migraine sufferers have in common.  For this reason we recommend taking it for 90 days (each bottle is a 1 month supply) even though many people have reported successful results in under 1 month.  We are so confident that  MigreLief will work for you, we offer a 10o% money back guarantee of your purchase price after the 3 month trail period if you are not satisfied with your results for any reason.  MigreLief is a great alternative, reasonably priced and less invasive than side-effect prone prescription drugs and OTC medicines which often lead to rebound headaches/recurring migraines and problems associated with medication overuse.

Which MigreLief is right for me?

FOR FAST-ACTING ON THE SPOT HELP - WE RECOMMEND NEW MIGRELIEF-NOW. "NOW" may be taken with food, as needed at the first sign of discomfort.  If you suffer migraines chronically and feel you need additional nutritional support, you may add NOW to your morning dose of Original, Menstrual or Children's MigreLief on a daily basis.  Note:  MigreLief NOW is not meant to replace your MigreLief daily maintenance formulas.  It is to be taken in case of emergencies "as needed"  or used daily with regular MigreLief if additional daily nutritional support is needed IF YOU ANSWER ‘YES’ TO ANY 2 OF THESE QUESTIONS, WE RECOMMEND MIGRELIEF ORIGINAL. Do you suffer from headaches that: Present with pain on one side of the head Pulsate or throb Are aggravated by routine physical activity Prevent normal activity Are accompanied by nausea or vomiting Are sensitive to light and sound Are accompanied by visual or speech disturbances IF YOU ANSWER ‘YES’ TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, WE RECOMMEND YOU CHOOSE MIGRELIEF+M. Do your migraines mostly occur just before during or after your period? Do you consistently suffer from symptoms of PMS like cravings, bloating, breast pain, anxiety, tension, irritability/anger, difficulty concentrating or sleeping, depression, each month? Have you been told that you suffer from bouts of low blood sugar, that leave you feeling tired, sleepy or dizzy in addition to your migraines? In addition to your migraines, do you experience irregular menstrual cycles? In addition to your migraines, have you been told that you suffer from PCOS? (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) accompanied by one or more of: ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual cycles, hair loss or thinning on the head, hair growth on the face, back or arms and/or acne?

What do Migraine Sufferers say about MigreLief?

"It's been years since I enjoyed such freedom. MigreLief has truly changed my life. Thank you a million times over." - CW "I've tried everything. Nothing worked like MigreLief." - JS "No one could have been more skeptical than I was. Having been disappointed time after time, I almost didn't try MigreLief. What a mistake that would have been! If anyone is still skeptical after reading your scientific information, have them call me." - JB "Thank you, thank you, thank you! If MigreLief was ten times the price, it would still be worth it." - QK

What are Doctors saying about MigreLief?

"My patients and I have been pleased with a supplement called MigreLief, which contains the amounts of magnesium, riboflavin, and feverfew I recommend. After almost 9 years of scientific study... plus experience with hundreds of patients, I can confidently say that the "Triple Therapy" found in MigreLief is a new approach to migraines". - Dr. Alexander Mauskop M.D., Director New York Headache Center. "MigreLief has been highly effective in my practice" - Dr. Dennis Dietrich M.D., Advanced Neurology Specialist, Great Falls, Montana. "I have found the product to be highly effective in approximately 80% of patients for whom I have prescribed MigreLief" - Dr. Robert Kirschbaum, Rancho Cucamonga, California.

What can cause migraines?

When the temperature climbs, so does the likelihood of developing a migraine or other severe headache. In one recent study, researchers found a 7.5% increase in headache risk for every 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Low barometric pressure, which often precedes rain, was linked to a small bump in non-migraine headaches.

Strong smells -- even nice ones -- trigger migraines in many people. Why this happens is unclear, but the odors may stimulate the nervous system. The most common culprits are paint, dust, perfume, and certain types of flowers.

One of the most common migraine triggers is aged cheese, including blue cheese, brie, cheddar, feta, mozzarella, parmesan, and Swiss. These foods contain tyramine which can cause a migraine. Red wine and some alcoholic drinks also contain tyramine.

Cold cuts and processed meat contain both tyramine and nitrates which can also affect many migraine sufferers.

Though caffeine is found in many headache medications, it is actually a cause of rebound headaches though it is difficult for people who are use to consuming large amount of caffeine to withdraw from it, doing so can significantly reduce migraine frequency and intensity.

Other Triggers:
• dairy products*
• chocolate
• eggs
• citrus fruits
• meat**
• wheat (bread, pasta, etc.)
• nuts and peanuts
• tomatoes
• onions
• corn
• apples
• bananas

* Includes skim or whole cow’s milk, goat’s milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.
** Includes beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, etc.


What lifestyle changes can help?

Making a few minor changes in your lifestyle can make your migraines more bearable. Improving sleep habits is important for everyone, and especially those with headaches. What you eat also has a huge impact on migraines, so dietary changes can be extremely beneficial, too.

Avoiding Food Triggers. – See triggers

Healthy Diet. One study indicated that a low in fat/ high complex carbohydrate diet may significantly reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine headaches.

Eating Regularly.

Eating regularly is important to prevent low blood sugar. People with migraines who fast periodically for religious reasons might consider taking preventive medications.

Fish Oil. Some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have anti-inflammatory and nerve protecting actions. These fatty acids can be found in oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, or sardines. They can also be obtained in supplements of specific omega-3 compounds (DHA-EPA).

Aerobic Exercise - Exercise relieves stress to put it simply, more specifically, exercise leads to the release of certain neurotransmitters in the brain that alleviate pain, both physical and mental, called Endorphin's. Endorphin is the brain's painkiller, and it is 3 times more potent than morphine. Low impact, moderate exercise has been shown to help in the prevention of migraines. Walking, hiking, treadmill or elliptical machines are good choices.

Always start with a gentle stretch, incorporating breathing techniques as taught in Yoga or Pilates. Taking a deep breath through the nose releases a gas produced in the sinus cavity that when inhaled into the lungs, significantly enhances your lung's capacity to absorb oxygen. This gas is lethal to bacteria and viruses and is also known to increase oxygen absorption in your lungs from 10-25 percent. The result? You enter a relaxed state which is perfect combined with stretching and will work in your favor in preventing those migraines.

Move on to a warm up to get the blood flowing to every part of your body then proceed into your workout. Remember not to do anything too suddenly or vigorously.

Behavioral Treatments - Many neurologists who specialize in treating migraine patients recommend behavioral techniques that reduce stress and help patients to identify it. Research indicates between 35 - 50% reduction in migraine and tension-type headaches with these techniques. generally include:

* Biofeedback therapy
* Cognitive-behavioral therapy
* Relaxation techniques

Avoiding Oral Contraceptives - Oral contraceptives (OCs) have been associated with worse headaches in 18 - 50% of women and have also been linked to a higher risk for stroke in women with classic migraines (with auras). This is due to the hormonal modulation that these kinds of drugs cause.

Why your prescription medication works against you – Many migraine sufferers use either prescription medicines like triptans (i.e. Immitrex, Zomig) or over the counter medications many of which contain caffeine. When these medications are consistently used many times a week they actually cause significantly more migraines to happen, even though they may help the current migraine at hand.

Many prescription drug users will find the need to take more of the drug in a day or two because they think the migraine they had returned, when in fact it is a new migraine. THIS IS REFERRED TO AS MEDICATION-OVERUSE HEADACHE (MOH) and this problem is rampant, especially in chronic migraine sufferers. It is very important for migraine sufferers to be aware of their MOH problem because it stops them from responding to preventive techniques and medicines and PREVENTING A MIGRAINE IS A MUCH BETTER OPTION THAN TRYING TO TREAT ONE AFTER IT HAS OCCURRED.

What effect does PMS have on migraines and frequency in some women. As previously mentioned under the contraceptive pills section, the changes in hormonal balance that occurs during various stages of the menstrual cycle can have a large impact on the occurrence of migraines. 18-50% of women report that there is a menstrual component to their migraines. An all natural preventive supplement like MigreLief+M which address many of the causes of migraines as well as the symptoms of PMS is the perfect choice for women who experience “Menstrual Migraine”.

What does Magnesium do? *

The benefits of Magnesium are well documented. Studies show that Magnesium deficiency may be linked with migraines. Magnesium helps keep the blood vessels in the brain properly toned and open, prevents the spasm of arteries, stabilizes cell membranes, and prevents platelet aggregation.

What does MigreLief contain?

MigreLief contains special, proprietary forms of 3 dietary supplement ingredients — two forms of Magnesium, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Puracol™--a proprietary source of the herb Feverfew.

How do I wean off MigreLief?

If you have been using MigreLief or feverfew individually for several weeks or more and decide to stop, it is advisable to stop gradually. (cut the daily dose you have been taking in half for one week, then the half dose every other day during the second week and then stop.) Though rare, some people will experience an immediate return of their migraines if they stop taking feverfew abruptly. Also some people who have arthritis or muscle pain may experience a return of their joint or muscle pain upon abrupt cessation of feverfew. Additionally a very small percentage of people may feel fatigued if they stop to quickly.

How does MigreLief come packaged?

Each bottle of MigreLief contains 60, easy-to-swallow tablets (one month's supply).

Who should take MigreLief?

Anyone who is consistently experiencing 2 or more difficult migraines a month, can benefit from the specific nutritional support that MigreLief provides.

Are the ingredients in MigreLief all natural?

Yes! MigreLief contains NO artificial flavors, preservatives, yeast, milk, corn, wheat, gluten or soy. It's Puracol™ brand Feverfew is also GMO-free.

Can I buy these ingredients separately?

Sure. However, supplements can vary widely in terms of quality and active ingredients — and therefore effectiveness. Feverfew, a natural herb, has been especially shown to produce different results depending on the source and the determination of actives. MigreLief is a specialized product that has been used extensively by doctors, and is the only product of its kind shown to be beneficial and safe by leading physician specialists.

Don’t I get some of these same ingredients in my multi-vitamin?

Most multi-vitamins provide only 25% of the Daily Value for Magnesium, and thus don't provide the amount needed and found in MigreLief. The amount of Riboflavin in multi-vitamins, while at 100% of the Daily Value, is also well below the levels that have been used in clinical studies. Feverfew is usually not an ingredient in most multi-vitamin or specialty vitamin products.

Where can I find this book?

This book is available at many retail book chains nationwide (e.g. Barnes & Noble, Borders), through online book sellers (e.g. Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com), and at a special discount on this website.

Are there any side effects?

Potential side effects though rare can be:  
1 - An individual being allergic to any of the ingredients in MigreLief. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, cease taking the product.
2 - Some individuals may experience transient diarrhea when ingesting magnesium.
3 - Some individuals can experience gastro-intestinal upset when taking dietary supplements.
4 - Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) can cause urine to become bright yellow. This is normal and harmless.
5 - Though rare, some people can feel achy, tired and experience a headache if they abruptly stop taking feverfew. It is recommended that you stop gradually cutting the dose from one daily to once every other day for a week and then stop.

What studies have been done on MigreLief?

There have been a number of independent, double blind clinical studies done on each of the ingredients in MigreLief*. In addition, prominent physician experts have had hands-on experience with MigreLief with hundreds of patients. More information on MigreLief can be found in a Time Warner book entitled "What Your Dr. May Not Tell You About Migraines" by Dr. Alexander Mauksop M.D. & Barry Fox, PhD.

What is Puracol™ Feverfew? *

Feverfew has been safely used for centuries in Europe by migraine sufferers. Puracol Feverfew is a combination of a proprietary Feverfew extract PLUS a proprietary source of the whole herb. This combination assures a broad and concentrated range of the active ingredients which may be missing or too low in other products. Puracol™ Feverfew is a trademarked brand of the herb Feverfew.

What does Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) do? *

Riboflavin is involved in energy production in every cell, and studies suggest it can have a dramatic benefit. A deficiency of cellular energy has been observed in some persons with migraines, and Riboflavin can help correct that deficiency.

What do you mean by “Triple Therapy”? *

MigreLief combines 3 dietary ingredients, each of which has been shown to be strongly associated with dietary issues linked to migraine sufferers. With MigreLief, you are more likely to get a dietary supplement that can help you take control of your migraine nutritional status before you have to treat any symptoms.

What does MigreLief do?

MigreLief is the first dietary supplement that assists in the nutritional status of migraine sufferers. Research shows that migraine frequency and duration can be related to nutritional status, among other factors. MigreLief provides a new, "Triple Therapy™" approach.

What is MigreLief?

MigreLief (formerly Migre Health and MigreLieve) is a new, natural, non-drug, dietary supplement that has been used by over 100,000 migraine sufferers and recommended by top headache doctors for more than a decade, and is now available directly to the consumer.

What is the difference between a migraine and a headache?

The difference between a migraine headache and a tension headache is that while a tension headache involves the muscles and fascia of the scalp and neck tightening and causing pain, a migraine involves a large chemical change that affects the entire body. Blood vessels in the brain become wider, serotonin is lowered, and nerves misfire - causing severe pain - along with a host of other symptoms like those mentioned above that usually do not occur in non-migraine headaches.

Headache Migraine
Duration Hours to days 4 to 72 hours
Location Over the entire head Often one-sided but not always
Intensity of Pain Mild to moderate Often Severe
Nature Dull, pressing Pounding, throbbing, increases with activity
Other Symptoms Minimal to none Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, odors

What is a Migraine?

A migraine headache is a form of vascular (blood vessels) headache. Migraine headache is caused by a combination of vasodilatation (enlargement of blood vessels) and the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the blood vessels. During a migraine attack, the temporal artery enlarges. (The temporal artery is an artery that lies on the outside of the skull just under the skin of the temple.) Enlargement of the temporal artery stretches the nerves that coil around the artery and causes the nerves to release chemicals. The chemicals cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery. The increasing enlargement of the artery magnifies the pain. The above results in periodic attacks of headaches on one or both sides of the head. These may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity of the eyes to light (photophobia) with visual disturbance and flashes (aura), increased sensitivity to sound (phonophobia), dizziness, blurred vision, cognitive disturbances, and other symptoms. Some migraines have these symptoms but do not include headache, and migraines may or may not be preceded by an aura.

Why Should I Try MigreLief?

MigreLief is a nutritional alternative to treating migraine pain for life.  It was formulated to address the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that many migraine sufferers have in common.  For this reason we recommend taking it for 90 days (each bottle is a 1 month supply) even though many people have reported successful results in under 1 month.  We are so confident that  MigreLief will work for you, we offer a 10o% money back guarantee of your purchase price after the 3 month trail period if you are not satisfied with your results for any reason.  MigreLief is a great alternative, reasonably priced and less invasive than side-effect prone prescription drugs and OTC medicines which often lead to rebound headaches/recurring migraines and problems associated with medication overuse.

When is my child old enough to take the original MigreLief product for adults?

For children over the age of 13 or over one hundred pounds in weight, we suggest starting one caplet per day of MigreLief and if well tolerated increase to 2 caplets per day.........If your 2-11 year old child is taking 1 caplet twice a day of childrens formula and has not seen any benefit by day 60, increase the dosing to 2 caplets in the AM and 1 in the PM and confirm that this does not cause diarrhea. If diarrhea does occur due to the extra magnesium, it should resolve in no more than 2-3 days. If it does not then finish the 90 day period taking 1 caplet twice a day of Children's Migrelief If your child easily tolerates the addition of the one extra AM pill, then try adding an extra PM caplet as well and monitor benefits achieved by day 90.  If you notice real improvement in your child, then continue at this daily dose. At this point if your child is taking 2 Childrens AM caplets and 2 PM caplets per day, upon your next order you can switch to Original MigreLief as long as your child can swallow the larger caplet.  

Are there any side-effects that my child might experience taking Children’s Migrelief.

There are no specific side-effects associated with the ingredients in Children’s MigreLief and childhood use. But with that said, both dietary supplements and medicines can cause gastrointestinal upset in susceptible users. Also though the dosage of magnesium in Children’s MigreLief is lowered to reflect the needs of children, in sensitive users magnesium can cause transient diarrhea, which should resolve in 1-3 days. This is why we suggest you start with just one Children’s Migrelief for the first few days and then increase the dosage to two caplets per day.

Can I give my child more than 2 Children’s MigreLief caplets?

If your child is tolerating the 2 caplets per day that are recommended and results are not optimal, you can add a 3rd caplet for children up to 8 years old and even a 4th caplet for children 9 years old and above, as long as you don’t notice any gastrointestinal complaints or diarrhea that lasts for more than 2-3 days. As with all dietary supplements, we suggest that you let you child’s pediatrician know that your child is taking Children’s MigreLief.

If I observe improvement in my child after using Children’s MigreLief for 90 days, what do I do then?

If improvement is observed we suggest continuing at the same dosing for as long as the child is still having some migraines, even if they are less frequent and gentler. If on the other hand the migraines stop completely for a period of at least 3 months, it may be informative to stop the Children’s MigreLief to see if perhaps the child has outgrown his or her migraines and no longer needs the nutritional support that the Children’s MigreLief provides. Children’s MigreLief can be restarted if necessary.

How long will it take for my child to get results using Children’s MigreLief?

We strongly recommend that you wait for 90 days to determine if Children’s MigreLief has helped your child. It takes that long for the ingredients to build up optimal levels in the body.

How do I know if my child’s headaches are migraines?

Migraines tend to be on one side of the head and throb. If there is any kind of visual disturbance or speech dysfunction associated with the headache, it is likely to be a migraine. A diagnosis from a pediatric neurologist would help to confirm a diagnosis of migraines.