Migraine is believed to originate from inflammation of blood vessels in the brain. Theories about the exact cause of inflammation range from nervous system malfunctions to an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain.
I've had migraines for over 40 years. When I was told I could no longer tolerate medications my specialist told me about this study. He suggested I take B2 at the recommended dosage in the trial. However I've found that 150mg per day prevents migraine for me. If I forget to take it for 48 hours I get a raging migraine. My doctor also said that if I get a headache or breakthrough migraine then I should sip dark grape juice. Dark grape juice is Riboflavin or vitamin B2. This actually lessens the intensity of a migraine and settles the nausea. However prevention is the way to go for me. .
Remember always to check with your treating professional before trying something new. Sometimes things such as vitamins do not go well with other things people take.A study using vitamin B2 (riboflavin) to prevent migraine - published by Pub Med- investigated the effect of high-dose riboflavin on migraine frequency, duration, and intensity.
Participants suffered fewer migraines and those they had were of shorter duration.