Blackmores REME-D for Migraine-Headache contains a specially chosen combination of feverfew and B vitamins (B2, B6, B9, B12) which may help reduce the frequency of migraine headaches and associated symptoms such as nausea and vomiting when taken regularly.
The B group vitamins help support a healthy nervous system.
Migraine in women
Women in their reproductive years are three times more likely than males to experience migraine and for many women, migraine headaches correspond with the menstrual cycle.
Menstrual migraines occur just prior to, or within the first 3 days of onset of menstruation and are believed to possibly be triggered by a fall in oestrogen. Women on the oral contraceptive pill may find their migraines are triggered during the pill-free period (when the body’s oestrogen levels drop).
The mechanisms by which oestrogen and progesterone affect migraine, and why some women are affected but not others, are not known. The combined effect of low oestrogen and progesterone may explain the occurrence of migraine headaches during the first few days of menstruation. Prostaglandins released during menstruation may also trigger or worsen migraine headaches and symptoms such as pain, nausea and vomiting.
Contraindicated with allergy to the daisy family of plants.
Not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding
Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew) extract equiv. to dry leaf 560 mg
(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.
Adults - Take 1 capsule per day, increasing to 2 per day as required, or as professionally prescribed.
Note: Feverfew may take 4-16 weeks to have an effect. 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.