Migraine is a common disease, so there is no specific drug treatment so far. In recent years, foreign studies have found that oral administration of large doses of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) can reduce the frequency and duration of migraine. Clinical application shows that the high-dose vitamin B2 is better than flunarizine hydrochloride that is the commonly used for the treatment of migraine. It has low side effects and low cost. The therapeutic effect of vitamin B2 may be because it increases the energy potential of the cell mitochondria. When using vitamin B2 to prevent migraine, it is best for moderate patients who have only a few migraine headaches within a month. Most patients receive the best results after 3 months of treatment.
Vitamin B2 reduces the frequency of migraine
Researchers in Belgium and Luxembourg randomly divided migraine patients into two groups and then treated with placebo and vitamin B2 (400 mg daily). After 3 months, the incidence of migraine in 28 patients treated with vitamin B2 was reduced by 37% compared with placebo, and the degree of headache was also reduced. Vitamin B2 can also play a role in preventing migraine. Patients with moderate migraine can generally see the effect after taking it for more than 3 months. It should be noted that vitamins are not completely effective.