Features and benefits
- May help reduce the frequency of migraine-headaches with regular use
- Reduce symptoms associated with migraine with regular use
- Help support a healthy nervous system
What happens during a migraine?
Migraines are thought to be caused in part by over excitability of specific cells in the brain. When stimulated, the cells release chemicals that lead to the headache pain, nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.
Some migraine sufferers will experience premonitory symptoms such as fatigue, nausea and sensitivity to light or sound in the 1-2 days leading up to a migraine (not to be confused with aura).
Approximately 15%-30% of migraine sufferers experience visual (and occasionally other sensory) disturbances called 'auras' such as flashing lights or spots, 5 minutes to 1 hour before the onset of a migraine.
Feverfew's role in the management of migraine
Feverfew has been used for centuries in Western herbal medicine to treat headaches. The World Health Organisation states that feverfew may be effective for reducing the frequency of migraine headaches, however the link between the active components in feverfew and how they assist with migraine management is yet to be fully understood.
Feverfew may take between 4-16 weeks to have an effect, and therefore is not designed for acute symptomatic relief. When taken regularly, feverfew may assist with the management of migraine by reducing the frequency of migraine headache attacks and associated nausea and vomiting.
It is advised that if users wish to stop taking feverfew after a period of more than a few months, that the daily dosage be gradually decreased over the preceding month to avoid rebound headache.
The beneficial effects of taking Blackmores REME-D for Migraine-Headache occur with regular use for several months.
Contraindications and cautions
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Contraindicated with allergy to the daisy family of plants.
- Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Active ingredients per capsule:
|Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew) extract equiv. to dry leaf
(standardised to contain parthenolide 400 µg)
|Riboflavin (vitamin B2)||100 mg|
|Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6, pyridoxine 20.57 mg)||25 mg|
|Folic acid (vitamin B9)||250 µg|
|Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)||400 µg|
|Magnesium orotate dihydrate (magnesium 3.63 mg)||56.72 mg|
This product may interfere with other medications you may be taking. If taking other medication, check with your health care practitioner before taking.
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$29.95|