Children’s MigreLief

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Summary

For children between the age of 2-11, MigreLief provides comprehensive nutritional support. This formula contains the same “Triple Therapy” ingredients as Original MigreLief but with dosages and pill sizes adjusted to meet the needs of children.

Migraine headaches affect up to 13% of all children in the United States and are one of the most common neurological conditions in children. MigreLief contains a patented “Triple Therapy” approach to maintaining the already normal cerebrovascular tone and function. Nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and vasospasm can independently and together contribute to migraines. Children’s MigreLief offers parents and children a safe nutritional option.

Puracol™, MigreLief’s proprietary blend of two unique feverfew sources, magnesium from two sources and high dose, highly absorbable riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) have all independently been shown to be of significant nutritional value.

To learn more about how these “Triple Therapy” ingredients actually work, please click our Product Information tab.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Product information

Children’s MigreLief is a patented combination (patents 6,068,999 and 6,500,450) of three naturally occurring ingredients. Randomized clinical trials have shown that both high dose Riboflavin and oral Magnesium function prophylactically in children to both reduce migraine frequency and intensity. Two caplets of Children’s MigreLief daily provide:

Magnesium (citrate and oxide) 180mg/day
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 200mg/day
Puracol™ Feverfew (proprietary extract + whole leaf) 50mg/day

In addition to high dose riboflavin, a specific combination of two forms of magnesium which maximize absorption and efficacy are used in MigreLief. Puracol represents proprietary feverfew science specific to MigreLief as well. While extracts of feverfew can maximize certain phytochemicals found in the whole plant, like parthenolides, the extraction process can also remove other naturally occurring phytochemicals that may be required for maximum efficacy. The puracol technology corrects this problem by simultaneously maximizing parthenolide levels while maintaining the full spectrum of all the other naturally occurring compounds found in the whole plant.

Research studies show that almost half of all migraine sufferers have low blood levels of Magnesium, which is critical in controlling vasospasms (the contraction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain which occurs during migraines).

 

Migraine sufferers also suffer mitochondrial energy deficiencies, which Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can improve when given in high dosages.

The plant material Feverfew has been shown to reduce platelet aggregation, which can lead to vasoconstriction. All 3 ingredients have been recommended for years by many doctors and top headache specialists based on the clinical studies behind them.

MigreLief combines all 3 of these ingredients into one convenient formula. So, with MigreLief, you need only one product (instead of three separate products), and your child takes only two small tablets per day, versus 4 to 10 tablets per day if taken separately. Plus, MigreLief’s Puracol Feverfew contains other feverfew plant components as well as high levels of parthenolides.

Children’s MigreLief is drug-free. No prescription necessary.

NOTE: Children’s MigreLief may be crushed and mixed with food such as applesauce, yogurt etc. for easier swallowing.

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Contains no yeast, milk, corn, wheat, gluten, soy, sodium, salt, sugar, flavorings, preservatives, or artificial colors.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients

Magnesium

Magnesium is a nutritional supplement with numerous effects that support cerebrovascular tone. These include: 1) inhibition of platelet aggregation; 2) interference with synthesis, release, and action of inflammatory mediators; 3) direct alterations of cerebrovascular tone; 4) inhibition of vasospasm; and 5) stabilization of cell membranes. Some migraine sufferers with poor cerebrovascular tone have been found to have low brain levels of magnesium. Recommended daily dosages of magnesium typically range from 200 to 600 mg to compensate for this deficiency, far above what’s found in most multi-vitamins. Several double blind placebo controlled studies have demonstrated that oral magnesium is of nutritional benefit to migraine sufferers, both adult and children. (11-16)

Riboflavin

Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) is a precursor of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). This coenzyme is an important component of the electron-transport chain. A deficiency of mitrochondrial energy reserves has been observed in some persons exhibiting poor cerebrovascular tone. This defect may theoretically be corrected by a compound such as riboflavin that improves the activity of the electron-transport chain. MigreLief provides 400mg of Riboflavin, which is significantly higher than most multi-vitamins or B-complex products. Multiple studies have demonstrated that high dose riboflavin is of nutritional benefit to both adults and children who suffer migraines. (17-20)

Feverfew

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) – Commonly recommended for its ability to support cerebrovascular tone, Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) is rich in compounds known as sesquiterpene lactones. One of the more important of these compounds may be parthenolide, which represents 85% of the sesquiterpene lactone content in Feverfew. Scientific studies have found parthenolide inhibits platelet aggregation and the release of serotonin from platelets and polymorphonuclear leukocyte granules. It has also been shown to inhibit pro-inflammatory prostaglandin synthesis and the release of arachadonic acid. Each of these phenomena is associated with migraines. European studies have shown the benefits of Feverfew on the long-term celebrovascular tone in multiple human studies. (1-10)
While scientific studies indicate tha parthenolide may be important, there may very well be other phytochemicals in Feverfew that are as of yet unidentified, but play a role in it’s effectiveness for migraines. (1-10) Some studies of extracts of Feverfew containing just parthenolide yielded no significant benefits. This led researchers to believe that certain of the unidentified phytochemicals, that may synergize with parthenolide, may have been left behind during the extraction process. The ideal solution would be a combination of non-extracted Feverfew product that contained the entire spectrum of naturally occurring phytochemicals, with a special extracted Feverfew product that contained high levels of parthenolides. This proprietory Feverfew combination is called Puracol. Puracol Feverfew is unique to Migrelief.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

For children age 2-11: take 1 tablet twice daily.

Children’s MigreLief is designed to provide benefits within the 90 day build-up period. To maintain benefits achieved, continue daily use. If your child is tolerating the 2 tablet per day dose, but results are not optimal, you can add up to another 2 tablets per day. If you find that your child requires 4 tablets of Children’s MigreLief per day to control his or her migraines, then switch to Original MigreLief (the formula for children age 12 and older, and for adults).

Note: For easier swallowing, you may crush MigreLief and mix with food such as applesauce, yogurt etc.

Children’s MigreLief is drug free. No prescription necessary.

Like most dietary supplements, use of MigreLief should be discontinued one week before surgery to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Side Effects

Potential side effects, though rare, can be:

  1. An individual being allergic to any of the ingredients in Children’s MigreLief. If your child is allergic to any of the ingredients, cease using the product immediately.
  2. Some individuals may experience transient diarrhea when ingesting magnesium.
  3. Some individuals can experience gastro-intestinal upset when taking dietary supplements.
  4. Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) can cause urine to become bright yellow. This is normal and harmless.
  5. Though rare, some people can feel achy, tired and experience a headache if they abruptly stop taking feverfew. It is recommended that you taper off gradually, cutting the dose down to one daily for a week, then down to one every other day for a week, and then stop.
  6. Like most dietary supplements, use of MigreLief should be discontinued one week before surgery to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

References

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  5. Pugh WJ, Sambo K. Prostaglandin Synthetase Inhibitors in Feverfew. J Phrm Pharmacol 1988; 40-743-5
  6. Heptinstall S, White A, Williamson L, Mitchell JRA. Extracts of Feverfew Inhibit Granule Secretion in Blood Platelets and Polymophonuclear Leukocytes. Lancet 1985; i:1071-4.
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  20. Maria Condò, Annio Posar, Annalisa Arbizzani and Antonia Parmeggiani Riboflavin prophylaxis in pediatric and adolescent migraine. The Journal of Headache and Pain: Volume 10, Number 5 / October, 2009

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.