This review, conducted by the University of Birmingham, UK, summarizes the role of metabolism in the development of migraine and migraine susceptibility. Studies have shown that a well-functioning metabolism is essential in connection with this condition, which is caused by abnormal brain activity. Micronutrients such as magnesium, coenzyme Q10, and vitamin B2 are required for different metabolic processes. As such, deficiencies of micronutrients are often observed in migraine patients, and studies have shown beneficial effects of dietary supplements in these patients. Furthermore, a balanced and sufficient energy supply, supported by various micronutrients, is required for a well-functioning brain. More details can be found in the review.
Grech et al.