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What vitamins, minerals, and supplements can help prevent headaches?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Some of the vitamins, minerals, and supplements that may help prevent headaches include the herb butterbur (50 - 75 milligrams twice a day for prevention or 100 milligrams every 3 hours for 3 doses during an active migraine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin at 400 milligrams in the morning), coenzyme Q10 (200 milligrams three times a day), and magnesium sulfate (200 - 400 milligrams twice a day - less if loose stools). There's a hung jury on the effectiveness of these, but if you have chronic problems, they may be worth a try. Try them for at least 6 weeks to see if they work for you.

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