CAN FOLIC ACID HELP MIGRAINE?
According to a study published in Headache, February 2015, it can. Previous studies have shown that supplementation with folic acid, B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 can reduce migraine disability, frequency, and severity. This study confirmed that finding but focused on the amount of folate. Patients were counseled about a diet that would provide 200 mcg. A multiple vitamin typical contains 100 mcg and prenatal vitamins 400. Doses higher than 400 require a prescription. One thousand micrograms equals 1 mg, and this is widely prescribed, safe, and cheap.
Jack Florin, MD
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