Migraines are not just ordinary headaches – they can be debilitating. Symptoms include nausea, light sensitivity, double or blurred vision and more, effectively rendering someone unable to work for a period of time. Genetic factors do play a role in these severe, chronic headaches, but an attack can also be brought on by sensitivity to certain processed or MSG-high foods, hormonal shifts, nutrient deficiencies and lifestyle choices such as not taking measures to alleviate chronic stress.
Migraine Max by Maxi Health is our migraine supplement up for review today. It contains 9 active ingredients which the manufacturer says is natural, safe and effective in combating severe head pains.
A standard serving size is 4 capsules and in each of them you will find:
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)
- Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCI)
- Pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)
- Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
- Bromelain (from pineapple)
- Butterbur extract (Petasites japonicus) (aerial parts)
- Coenzyme Q10 (as ubidecarenone)
- Ginger root extract (Zingiber officinale)
- Feverfew 4:1 extract (Tanacetum parthenium) (leaves)
Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most effective components of this formula as studies have shown that in trials, those who took it had their migraine frequency decreased by half. It stops cell damage from occurring during an attack. Feverfew, butterbur and to a lesser extent bromelain, are plant extracts known to lessen the symptoms of the attack. Magnesium controls blood flow and lessens the inflammation, which is important because the brain cells and blood vessels swell during an attack and it is thought that much of the pain derives from this.
Riboflavin or vitamin B2, when taken in 400 mg per day doses lessens the number of attacks after 3 months, studies have shown. The dose you are getting here is 200mg so the easing up of attacks may be more gradual.
Take 4 capsules with meals, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not administer to children. There are no explicit pregnancy warnings but it is best always to consult a doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
You can’t buy Migraine Max on the product website, but are directed to Amazon instead. On Amazon, you’ll pay $45.86 for the bottle of 120 capsules with the possibility of getting up to 15% discount if you buy 5 or more Maxi Health products. There appears to be a smaller subscription discount in addition.
From our research it appears Maxi Health does not have a returns policy. You’d have to see what kind of exchange or returns you qualify for from third-party resellers such as Amazon.
Maxi Health Migraine Max Review – Conclusion
This supplement offers gentle and safe natural support to both alleviate the symptoms of migraines and their frequency. This is important in any solution as migraines can cause a sufferer to be immobilized, essentially, and therefore lose precious work-life hours whenever an attack hits. This is not an aggressive formulation that will upset other natural rhythms in the body, although to be more effective sooner regarding cutting down the number of attacks, it needs to have at least double the mg of riboflavin. It gets good reviews for combining the ingredients of two or more supplements you would otherwise take separately.
Overall, Migraine Max is rated as above-average by users who say it certainly does reduce their vasospams and other symptoms, and also keeps migraines at bay, by and large. However, it appears that the supplement may not be responsible for these great solutions on its own, as consumers report using other conventional medications and alternative therapies such as fine needling along with this supplement.
So possibly, it is worth a try and we could have been more enthusiastic had the rather expensive price tag for a one month’s supply come with a money-back guarantee, which it does not. The manufacturer also needs to be slightly clearer about dosage instructions – it is not clear if 4 capsules per day is the maximum you should take, or if you could take 4 with each of you main meals. In the case of the latter, you’d then be making your way through a bottle every 10 days. In addition to the no-returns issue, cost then also rears itself as something you must consider.