Omega-3 – A cure for migraine?

March 17, 2023

Omega-3 fatty acids have potential health benefits. Among the benefits is the reduction in the frequency and severity of migraines. Migraine is a neurological disorder with recurrent headaches. Nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound are side effects.
Inflammation is a factor that may contribute to migraines. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects. The effects can reduce inflammation in the brain and other tissues. Omega-3 fatty acids can also improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure. Improved blood flow and a reduction in blood pressure helps. The frequency and severity of migraines are reduced. Obviously, simaltaneously working on your food and consuming food that lowers the viscosity of your blood helps. Food like fruits and vegetables, for example.
There are three main types – EPA, DHA, and ALA, found in fatty fish and plant sources. EPA and DHA are found in fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines. ALA is found in plant sources, such as flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts.
Omega-3 fatty acids can be a part of your diet. Some people choose to take supplements. I, for example, take Omega-3 fish oil with EPA and DHA. I have seen a marked reduction in my severity and frequency of headaches. To be fair, I have also reduced my consumption of coffee and increased my intake of water. I was constantly dehydrated, one of the other reasons I could have been getting headaches.
Omega-3 supplements are available in various forms. These include fish oil capsules and liquid supplements. Omega-3 supplements are not a cure for migraines and may not work for everyone. People do report a decrease in the frequency and severity of migraines. Generally speaking Omega-3 is safe to consume. There may be conditions in which it may be detrimental for you. Like with everything else, it is always better to consult someone with the knowledge to guide you.

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