Migraine is one of the most common neurological disorders, with over 15% of the Australian population suffering from some form of migraine at some stage. There is evidence that a deficiency in magnesium could be a contributor to developing migraines.
Magnesium supplementation is listed among international guidelines as an effective option for preventing migraines. The Canadian Headache Society lists magnesium as an option for migraine prevention and the Swiss Headache Society lists magnesium as an evidence-based alternative to treating migraine in pregnant women and children.
In 2017 the American Headache society ran a study and found that magnesium given as magnesium citrate at 600mg twice daily showed a statistically significant decrease in the number of migraine attacks with a decrease of between 22-43%. Magnesium citrate was also found to be the best absorbed and least likely form of magnesium to cause GI side effects when treating migraine.
From this study we compounded our own migraine magnesium capsules that we have had great results with.