The magnesium mild migraine connection

The magnesium mild migraine connection
More than just a headache – mild migraines can be enough to interrupt your day, often occurring with a myriad of symptoms in addition to the associated head pain, including sensitivity to light and sound, lack of appetite and even visual disturbance that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

More than two-third of mild migraine suffers are women aged between 15 to 55 years, indicating hormones may play a role, but exactly to what extent, scientists are still debating.

Genetics also appears to be a contributing factor, as having an immediate family member who also suffers increases one’s susceptibility to experiencing mild migraines.

The link between magnesium and migraine is well studied[1], with magnesium being an essential mineral in the body and necessary for important functions in human health.

Magnesium is necessary for nervous system health and the important act of relaying signals between the brain and body. Magnesium acts as the gatekeeper for special receptors found on nerve cells, with low levels seen in both the blood and cerebrospinal fluid of mild migraine sufferers[2].

Individuals are also generally susceptible to low levels of magnesium, with more than 41% of Australian males and 35% of Australian females aged 19 years estimated to not meet their adequate dietary intake of this important mineral[3].

Herbs of Gold Magnesium Citrate 900 contains high-strength magnesium citrate, an organic form of magnesium with high bioavailability in the body.  Herbs of Gold Magnesium Citrate 900 can help reduce the occurrence of mild migraines. Higher doses of magnesium are needed over longer periods of time, with studies finding 600mg of elemental magnesium recommended.


[1] von Luckner, A., & Riederer, F. (2018). Magnesium in migraine prophylaxis-is there an evidence-based rationale? A systematic review. Headache58(2), 199–209.

[2] Kirkland, A. E., Sarlo, G. L., & Holton, K. F. (2018). The role of magnesium in neurological disorders. Nutrients10(6), 730.

[3] Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2015). Australian Health Survey: Usual Nutrient Intakes 2011-12.

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