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According to the latest study, it was discovered that vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid supplements cause a two-fold reduction in migraines over a six-month period. This was also suggested by previous research, such as a 2004 study in the European Journal of Neurology, which pointed out that migraine attacks can be avoided by consumption of high doses of B2 (riboflavin).
Moreover, levels of homocysteine production can be increased by some gene mutations and dysfunctions, which can make you more prone to migraine attacks. It was discovered that vitamins B6 and B12 reduce homocysteine levels. In addition, researchers found that depending on your genotype, one may need a higher or lower dose in order for it to work.
According to Professor Lyn Griffiths:
She furthermore sais that their aim is to specify the optimal dosage of B vitamins based on the genetic profile. She explained that:
Yet, migraine symptoms may be caused by another, even more widespread, type of vitamin deficiency.
A year ago, an observational study at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Headache Society, found that . Researchers also found that the longer you suffered from chronic migraines, the more likely you are to be vitamin D deficient.
This means that these new findings can be tacked on to the numerous health consequences of vitamin D deficiency.