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Can coenzyme Q10 treat migraine headaches?

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Some studies do show coenzyme Q10 may help prevent migraines.

In one small study, people with migraines were given coenzyme Q10 each day. More than 60% of them had a 50% drop in the number of days they had a migraine.

SOURCES:

FDA: "Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know."

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements.

Association of Migraine Disorders.

The Migraine Trust.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "Does Vitamin B2 Prevent Migraines?"

National Library of Medicine.

UCLA Headache Treatment and Research Program.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Cochrane.

National Headache Foundation.

Telgen, L. , September 2015. Cephalalgia

Rozen, T.D. , March 2002. Cephalalgia

Sandor, P.S.  , February 2005. Neurology

The Mayo Clinic.

Masruha. M. March 2010. Headache,

Peres, M. , August 2004. Neurology

Peres, M. ychiatry, published online May 2016. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Ps

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 19, 2018

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

SOURCES:

FDA: "Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know."

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements.

Association of Migraine Disorders.

The Migraine Trust.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "Does Vitamin B2 Prevent Migraines?"

National Library of Medicine.

UCLA Headache Treatment and Research Program.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Cochrane.

National Headache Foundation.

Telgen, L. , September 2015. Cephalalgia

Rozen, T.D. , March 2002. Cephalalgia

Sandor, P.S.  , February 2005. Neurology

The Mayo Clinic.

Masruha. M. March 2010. Headache,

Peres, M. , August 2004. Neurology

Peres, M. ychiatry, published online May 2016. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Ps

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 19, 2018

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