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Mineral Magic for Migraines!

Migraines. I can feel the collective groan at just the thought of them. But did you know that one of the simplest, most readily available ‘medications’ for a migraine is a naturally occurring mineral?

The way the body responds to migraines has much to do with Magnesium’s role in the brain. The science behind it, vastly simplified, is that Magnesium appears to prevent a part of the brain from receiving the signals that causes sensitivity to light and sound. It also aids in the transmission of chemicals that block pain as they are released. Magnesium helps in preventing the narrowing of blood vessels, too.

What’s more, Magnesium is generally safe for those that are pregnant, in appropriate doses. It can also be used as preventative and treatment for migraines associated with menstruation. While it is advised to always discuss the addition of supplements to your routine with your primary care provider, it’s helpful to note that Magnesium oxide tablets are inexpensive and do not require prescriptions.

If you suffer from migraines, make sure to ask about Magnesium at your next visit! Our urgent care centers are open every day of the week 8:00am to 8:00pm- No appointment necessary! To be seen by a provider, simply walk in, or save your spot online by clicking here. We look forward to helping you Get Better. Faster!


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