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Migraine:        Migrane

Just tell me what I can take for a migraine

Migraine is a severe pain and is usually felt in one side of the head. You may also get other unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and cold hands and feet.    Migraine does involve a degree of depressed blood flow to the brain which can be severe.

Migraine headaches alter a person's normal functioning in school, at work and with family and social relationships due to the extreme pain that they cause.

There are two types of migraine, common and classic.

The common migraine occurs slowly, producing a throbbing pain that might last for two to seventy-two hours. The pain is severe and is often centered at the temple or behind one ear. Alternatively, it can begin at the back of the neck and spread to one entire side of the head (the word "migraine" comes from the Greek hemikrania, which means "half a skull"). It is usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and tingling and numbness in the limbs that can last up to eighteen hours.

A classic migraine is similar to a common migraine, but it is preceded by a set of symptoms referred to as an aura, which can consist of speech disorders, weakness and disturbances in the senses of vision and/or smell. It often starts an hour or two before the headache starts. And aura can also consist of brilliant stars, sparks, flashes, or simple geometric forms passing across the visual field. The most common symptom is an inability to see clearly. Visual disturbances may last only a few seconds or may persist for hours, then disappear.

Migraines are fairly common - about 11 to 18 million Americans or up to 10% of the population. An estimated 8.7 percent are women and 2.6 percent of the males in the United States suffer from migraines. The may occur anywhere from once a week to once or twice a year, and they often run in families.

What causes migraines?

The constriction of blood vessels in the head. But what pulls the trigger? 

Any number of things can trigger a migraine in a susceptible individual, including allergies; constipation, emotional changes, hormonal changes, sun glare, flashing lights, lack of exercise, and changes in barometric pressure. 

Low blood sugar is frequently associated with migraine; studies have shown that blood sugar levels are low during a migraine attack, and the lower the blood sugar level, the more severe the headache. A study involving 35 migraine sufferers showed that when a high protein, sugar-free regime was substituted for the previous heavy-in-refined-carbohydrate diet, they all were delivered of their migraines.  Another study had 118 sufferers on a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet distributed over six  feedings, rather than three to keep their sugar level properly elevated.   90 days later, 85 of the sufferers were improved by at least 75 percent

Smoking can cause an attack because the nicotine and carbon monoxide cigarette smoke contains affects the blood vessels - the nicotine constricts them while the carbon monoxide tends to expand them. 

Many different foods may precipitate an attack especially those which contain tyramine. Some of the most common offenders are chocolate, banana, beef and chicken livers, pickled herring, soy sauce, sour cream, cured meats such as ham, hot dogs, salami and beer, citrus fruits, alcohol (especially red wine and certain champagnes), and any food that is aged, cured, pickled, soured, yeasty, or fermented.   Some food additives - monosodium glutamate (MSG) and nitrate used to preserve bacon, ham, hot dogs, salami and various other types of sausage - are also activators of migraine, particularly when in tyramine-containing foods.  

Once factor behind the higher incidence of migraine in women may be the fluctuations in the level of the hormone estrogen.

Migraines are 2-3 times more common in women than in men and the gender difference begins at puberty and often ends after menopause. Many hormone-related events exclusive to women, such as pregnancy, menopause, and the cycles of menstruation can trigger the onset of migraines. Like many health problems that affect women in greater numbers than men, migraines were relatively neglected by medical researchers until fairly recently and when studies had been done they more often were done using male subjects.

Scientists are fairly certain that changing levels of female hormones contribute to migraine; however, exactly how these hormones work is still a mystery.

Approximately 60% of women who chart their migraine attacks will note that their headaches are partly or wholly synchronized with the menstrual cycle. The medical community divides these hormonal migraines into two categories.

1. True Menstrual Migraine- attacks that occur two days prior, during and up to three days after the menstrual period and at no other time.

2. Menstrual Related - attacks that occur during mid-cycle or around the time of ovulation. Many women with migraines who suffer from PMS believe their headaches are just another part of PMS. 


The frequent use of over-the-counter painkillers may actually increase the likelihood of migraine attacks.

A study reported in the British medical journal The Lancet © found that when allergic foods were eliminated from the diets of migraine sufferers, as many as 93 percent of them found relief.

What can help to get rid of a migraine?

The prescription drugs available for migraines have a long list of side effects, some linked directly to angina (pressure, tightness or pain in the chest) heart attacks, strokes and even sudden death.    Yet, some people to escape migraine pain will take drugs like these.   In 2004 the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article that states:  "even amount patients who are treated, less then one third report consistently effective results with their current medication". 


Over the years, McVitamins have come across many individuals who experience migraine headaches.   There is a safe and effective way to address the basic cause of most kinds of migraine headaches, without the need of additional medications. 

Long term studies show that the amount of magnesium in the diet is only a small fraction of what it used to be.  It has been known for a long time that magnesium is vital to have a health heart and artery system. Insufficient magnesium has been shown to cause the blood vessels in the had to spasm (constrict), which is often the direct cause of migraine headache,

As the amount of magnesium in the diet has dropped over the years, the number of people with heart, artery and migraine problems have continued to increase. In fact, there are now over 30 Million people in the US that experience migraine headaches.

Not all forms of magnesium are equal or effective in dealing with migraine headaches. Most forms of chemically isolated magnesium, normally available tin health food stores and drug stores (magnesium oxide, magnesium chloride, magnesium gluconate, magnesium lactate, magnesium aspartate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium sulfate and magnesium citrate). cannot be readily absorbed by the body.

In order to get even a small amount of chemically isolated magnesium absorbed in the body,  you would have to take far more than your body can readily deal with and that usually results in severe diarrhea.


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- The Blood Vessel Support Formula contain the correct amount of Foodform® Magnesium and other Foodform® Vitamins and Minerals that are 100% whole foods, and therefore will not cause diarrhea. 

It contains a unique combination of Foodform® that will nourish the cells of the vascular system with the nutrition it needs to interact with the body  and relax the blood vessels. 

The Blood Support Formula is a medical food specifically formulated for thee dietary management of migraine headaches.  

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After 20 years, No Migraines

"My husband ordered the Blood Vessel Support Formula to try to help with my high blood pressure. I also suffer from chronic migraines. I get them everyday. 

"My doctor had prescribed me Imextrix, a drug to try to prevent my migraines. My insurance did not allow me to receive my full prescription, only 9 pills a month. As a result I had to be admitted on several occasions into a local clinic to get injections to stop the pain.

"I insisted with my husband and my doctor that I wanted to do something for my blood pressure without drugs and my husband found your product on the internet for me. 

"From the first day I took it I did not wake up with a migraine. At first I thought it was helping me while addressing my high blood pressure. It is now going on week three and I have not had a single migraine. 

"This past weekend I was reading the back of the bottle and saw that this was created for high blood pressure AND migraines. So, I just wanted to thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much. 

"I have had migraines for 20 years and it is so WONDERFUL not to have them everyday I wake up.

"Thank you again, so much for giving me relief from my migraines. You have no idea how wonderful I feel…it is like being reborn."

Emily Iverson from Texas 

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