Magnesium supplements for migraines, available in capsules, tablets and powders, are often recommended for both the prevention and treatment of migraines and headaches.
Of all the available supplements, magnesium has been the most studied nutrient for its benefits for headaches and migraines. Magnesium works to relax the nervous system which may explain its benefits in the prevention and treatment of migraines. Additionally, magnesium deficiencies have been reported in those suffering from migraines.
Most of the research studies into the use of magnesium for the relief of migraines suggest a daily dose of 600mg and used magnesium citrate supplements. There are now highly bio-available forms of magnesium for migraines such as magnesium L-threonate which has been shown to be taken up by the nervous system more so that other magnesium supplements.