Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2 and is a B vitamin normally found in foods such as eggs, milk, poultry, green vegetables, and liver. It is involved in many cellular processes in the body, including the conversion of food into energy. It is sold as a natural supplement and is a safe and inexpensive option to be used for the prevention of migraines. It is common to see riboflavin included as part of a multi-component supplement that is specifically labeled for migraine prevention.
It has been shown to reduce the frequency of migraines. In one study, riboflavin supplementation helped reduce the frequency of migraines. Other studies have found a decrease in the use of migraine medications after several months of daily riboflavin supplementation. It is important to take this supplement at the correct dosage for it to be beneficial.
Call The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology to speak to one of our providers about adding riboflavin to your daily regimen!
BY: BROOKE STEIGER, NP