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Natural Supplements for Headaches
June 16, 2015

Headache

Headaches are caused by a variety of reasons such as oxidation, a lack of blood flow, or nerve damage. Most people are familiar with over the counter pharmaceutical treatments such as Tylenol or ibuprofen. While these drugs may be effective in reducing the pain of headaches, they have many side effects such as heartburn or anxiety. Long term use of these drugs include ulcers and possible liver damage.

Holistic remedies focus on stopping headaches rather than just treating symptoms. This results in long term treatment of headaches rather than just the temporary relief offered by pharmaceutical treatments. While no treatment can completely eliminate headaches, the following supplements work to reduce the frequency of headaches:

Coq-10

Coenzyme Coq-10 is an enzyme found in every cell of the body. It functions as an antioxidant and assists in producing energy in the body. When mitochondria (an organelle located in your cells that is responsible for producing energy) become oxidized, they produce less energy. This leads to headaches. Since Coq-10 is an antioxidant and provides energy both of which help to reduce the frequency of headaches. While not a cure for headaches, Coq-10 has been proven to reduce the number of headaches.

Migrelief

Migrelief is a supplement designed to treat headaches by increasing blood flow to the brain and improving nerve function. Its ingredients include feverview, magnesium, and riboflavin. These ingredients reduce headaches in the following ways:

  • Feverview is a plant that reduces muscle spasms and relaxes blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the brain. Increased blood flow helps reduce headaches.
  • Magnesium is a mineral naturally present in your body. Low levels of magnesium have been reported in people suffering headaches. Magnesium also increases nerve function. Since your nervous system includes your brain, increased nerve cell function helps reduce headaches.
  • Riboflavin is a vitamin assisting in the creation of red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygenated blood throughout your body. This increases blood flow to your brain and reduces headaches. Relief-Tone

Relief-Tone works to repair cell damage caused by stress, toxins, or trauma. It also reduces inflammation and increases blood flow to brain cells. Relief-Tone should be used in conjunction with chiropractic care, as it helps repair nerve damage caused by poor posture.

Unlike other holistic approaches, Relief-Tone can also reduce pain during a headache, providing an alternative to dangerous pharmaceutical treatments.

ReZume

In addition to its pain reducing properties, ReZume also great anti-inflammatory properties. The all-natural supplement contains a proprietary blend of powerful ingredients, such as boswellia. Boswellia, which is extracted from the Boswellia serrata tree, gets to the root of pain by dilating constricted blood vessels that are the cause of pain. It also blocks the formation of inflammatory and pain-causing chemicals like leukotrienes.

Other ingredients in ReZume include MSM, ilex, devil’s claw, white willow, turmeric, ulva lactuca, yucca root and many more. All of these ingredients address the underlying cause of headaches, and provide long-lasting relief.

For more information about these supplements or if you need help choosing the supplements that are right for you contact us by calling (770) 974- 5215 or by filling out our contact form here.

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