young-outside A recent study says that many young people with migraine have vitamin deficiencies, but researchers are not certain whether vitamin supplementation would help prevent migraine attacks. The study was conducted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The study found a high percentage of children, teens, and young adults with migraine have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin, and coenzyme Q10.

High doses of Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin) may help prevent migraine headaches, a European study reports in the journal Neurology. The beneficial effects in reducing migraine frequency appeared after a month of daily doses of 400 mg, and increased over the next two months, researchers said. The 400 mg daily dose is 200 times the recommended daily allowance of this vitamin. "If you are considering taking this supplement," our pharmacy consultant says, "please speak with your physician and pharmacist about adding this to your daily regimen. Like medications, vitamins also can have side effects."