CoQ10 (2005) & Migraines


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Researchers have known that riboflavin behaves in a similar manner to coenenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and that it helps with migraines. In a double-blind, random, controlled study, researcher compared use of a placebo and CoQ10 in 42 migraine sufferers, and found that CoQ10 was effective. It helped with frequency of migraines, number of days that patients felt headaches and/or nausea. No problems were noted. The placebo helpd 14.4% of patients, and CoQ10 helped 47.6% of patients.

Researchers: Sandor and associates, Headache and Pain Unit, Neurology Department, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 26, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.

Published: Neurology. 2005 Feb 22;64(4):713-5. Efficacy of coenzyme Q10 in migraine prophylaxis: a randomized controlled trial. Sandor PS, Di Clemente L, Coppola G, Saenger U, Fumal A, Magis D, Seidel L, Agosti RM, Schoenen J.