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

January 22nd, 2019

Multi-vitamins often have lower doses of magnesium and far lower doses of riboflavin than are found in MigreLief and usually don’t contain feverfew.

Can I buy these ingredients separately?

January 22nd, 2019

Magnesium and riboflavin may be purchased separately however, the Puracol™ Feverfew used in MigreLief can not be purchased separately.

Is MigreLief GMO-free?

January 22nd, 2019

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

Who should take MigreLief?

January 22nd, 2019

Anyone who is consistently experiencing 2 or more difficult migraines a month, can benefit from the specific nutritional support that MigreLief’s daily maintenance formulas (Original (age 12-adult) , Children’s (age 2-11)  or +M/ (women with hormonal migraines) provide.  Anyone age 2 or older experiencing migraines OR headaches may take fast-acting MigreLief-NOW “as-needed.”

How does MigreLief come packaged?

January 22nd, 2019

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

How do I wean off MigreLief?

January 22nd, 2019

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.

What does MigreLief contain?

January 22nd, 2019

MigreLief Original (age 12-adult) and Children’s MigreLief (age 2-11) contain special, proprietary forms of 3 dietary supplement ingredients — two forms of Magnesium, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), and Puracol™–a proprietary source of the herb Feverfew.  MigreLief+M contains the same 3 ingredients as Original MigreLief PLUS Chasteberry extract , L-Theanine, D-Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride  and Chromium Picolinate.  Fast-acting MigreLief-NOW contains  Aflapin Boswellia, Ceravasc™ Ginger, Puracol™ Feverfew and Magnesium.

What does Magnesium do? *

January 22nd, 2019

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 lifestyle changes can help?

January 22nd, 2019

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 in order to stop the vicious cycle of rebound headaches. What effect does PMS have on migraines and their 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/hormonal component to their migraines. A nutritional supplement like MigreLief+M which contains ingredients to help balance hormone and blood sugar fluctuations is a great choice for women experiencing menstrual migraines and/or symptoms of PMS.

What can cause migraines?

January 22nd, 2019

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.