FAQ’s

Is Migraine Stop safe for young children?

Answer:

Migraine Stop is safe for children as it only contains minerals and vitamins that we have in our body anyway, however the one word of caution for kids is that our product contains Zinc and there are maximum daily-recommended dosages of Zinc for both adults and children. Our product dose rate is 2 – 3 capsules per day, but for children we suggest you use no more than 2 capsules per day as you are getting up towards the maximum zinc dosage.

We are often also asked about suggestions for children on taking capsules, as many kids don’t like swallowing capsules or tablets. The answer there is that you can empty the contents of the 2 capsules into a glass of fruit juice or flavored water and allow them to drink it. It is the ingredients in the capsule (and not the capsule itself) that does the work, so this is a practical way of getting children to take the product. This method is also useful for adults who don’t like swallowing pills or capsules.

Generally speaking this advice is suitable for children 10 years and above. Below 10 years of age we recommend you consult your doctor as to suitability of taking Migraine Stop.

The 5 ingredients in Migraine Stop are Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Passionflower and Cramp Bark. You can read more here – http://www.migrainestop.co.nz

Can I take Migraine Stop with my other medication/s?

Answer:

There are no known contraindications with Migraine Stop and any other medication you might be on. Given that Migraine Stop is a blend of vitamins and minerals that are (or should be) present in the human body anyway, there is no risk by adding more of them into the body and they will not interact adversely with any normal prescription medications for migraine, or other drugs.

 

However Magnesium is known to potentially reduce the effectiveness of some antibiotics if taken at or around the same time, so conventional medical advice suggests that if you are taking antibiotics and a magnesium supplement then you should have a 2 hour gap between taking them.

Can I stop taking my other migraine medication now that I am taking Migraine Stop?

Answer:

Our advice is that you leave your current medication unchanged and keep taking that until such time as your magnesium levels have time to build up (from taking Migraine Stop). This can take anywhere from 3 – 5 weeks and then once you feel an appreciable lessening of the migraine frequency you can consider phasing off the prescription meds, but this should always be done in consultation with your doctor, as many prescribed medications vary greatly and some need a slow phase off period (they are addictive and phasing off comes with side effects).

Are there any side effects from taking Migraine Stop?

Answer:

Magnesium in excess of 300mg a day has been known to cause some mild diarrhoea, but the full dose (3 caps) of Migraine Stop contains exactly 300mg of elemental magnesium so you shouldn’t have any problems.

What can I do if I am concerned about the potential of diarrhoea ?

Answer:

If you have any worries just start gradually by taking 1 capsule per day in week 1,   2 capsules per day in week 2, then at week 3 increase to the full 3 capsule per day dose rate.

When is the best time of the day to take Migraine Stop?

Answer:

There is no best time in regards to function, but try to take them with food, so make it a habit to take either with breakfast or with dinner at night.

Can I take Migraine Stop while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Answer:

Our medical advisers who helped us design and formulate the product indicate that Migraine Stop is completely safe for women trying to conceive, or during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but the medical fraternity is somewhat split on the issue of taking supplements during pregnancy and it often comes down to the personal opinion of an individual doctor. Medically speaking they are safe to take, but our recommendation is that you discuss it with your GP as this is often a very personal decision and both patient and doctor should be in alignment on the thinking behind it.

 

The only ingredients in the product are Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamins B3 & B6, Vitamin B9 (as Folinic Acid), Cramp Bark and Passionflower. A combination of vitamins, mineral and plant extracts, so there is nothing in there that can cause harm, but it’s always best to get a second opinion.  Please refer your doctor to our website for the ingredient list: – http://www.migrainestop.co.nz or http://www.migrainestop.com

if our bodies are not low in nutrients to begin with, such as Magnesium, can taking these 2-3 capsules a day increase the levels overtime, which could then result in exceeding the recommended medical levels referred to in blood results.

 

Answer:

It is virtually impossible to overdose on Magnesium or Vitamin B6, as any excess that your body doesn’t need (or cant utilize) will eventually be excreted. The moment you stop taking the capsules your magnesium levels will reduce again because you are not continually feeding the magnesium in.

What about Vitamin B6 toxicity? Is that real?

Answer:

there is potential to take too much Vitamin B6, which can lead to neuropathy (tingling & numbness) in the hands and feet, but the dose of Vitamin B6 required to cause this is quite high. You have to take at least 500mg of B6 everyday for an extended period of time for B6 toxicity to occur and this is 6 times the level in Migraine Stop. You would need to take 18 – 19 capsules a day of Migraine Stop to be at risk of B6 toxicity and you would need to do that everyday for at least a month.

 

So on the normal maximum dose rate of 3 capsules per day of Migraine Stop there is no risk of B6 toxicity, as B6 does not ‘build up’ or remain in the body. As soon as you stop taking it, the B6 flushes out.

 

As with all supplements you should ensure you aren’t getting too much by taking other supplements that contains the same things. To take a straight B6 supplement in addition to Migraine Stop would be unadvisable, as many straight B6 supplements can contain several hundred milligrams of B6 in each capsule.

Is there any other elements of Migraine Stop that I should consider?

Answer:

Zinc is potentially a problem if you were taking zinc from multiple sources but our dose is still well under the threshold and zinc is a mineral and doesn’t ‘build up’ in the true sense like an element like mercury or similar toxins. Zinc will flush out also, so its only daily doses that matter.

When I take the Migraine Stop and cant seem to sleep. Is this normal?

Answer:

Despite the fact that Magnesium is normally advocated to improve sleep, there is some anecdotal evidence to suggest that around 1% of the population will have the opposite result and endure poor sleep. The causes of this are still under debate, but there are a couple of solutions you can try in order to mitigate the outcome.

 

First off, start on a low dose and work your way up, so in the case of Migraine Stop commence with 1 capsule a day for a week or so (assuming it doesn’t adversely effect you even at this rate). You should also ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and when you take the magnesium. Magnesium can ‘soak’ up water as it metabolises and there is one school of thought that in some cases it may be muscle dehydration that is causing the sleeplessness.

 

Also vary the time of day you take the Migraine Stop, experimenting with early morning, versus late afternoon. This sleep phenomena seems to vary with individuals, but with experimentation it can be controlled.

I have tried Migraine Stop of a full month and it doesn’t seem to have made a huge difference for me. What can I do?

Answer:

Clinically studies tell us that around 40% of the migraine population suffer a magnesium deficiency and it will work for them. The flip side of that is that we know it probably wont work for up to 60% of those who try it and it is for that very reason we offer a full 100% money back guarantee, claimable up to one year from the date of purchase. We think it is only fair, when we know it wont work for everyone, that we bear the cost of the product if it doesn not work as expected, rather than the consumer having to take all the risk.

 

But don’t give up on your quest to find relief, as there are many alternative modalities and some suit certain people better than others. Of the physical modalities, acupuncture is often effective for some sufferers, and in addition to this you should always ensure that gut flora is maintained at optimum levels by taking a pro biotic.

Of course, maintaining a healthy diet free of sugar and excess alcohol is paramount to ridding your body of inflammation and this should always be a priority.