Magnesium and Tension Type Headache
While this was a very small study, the results were pretty amazing. 76% of this small group experienced symptom reduction with magnesium alone. Of interesting note is the form and dose of magnesium used–2.25 g of magnesium pidolate.
I was unfamiliar with this form until I saw it in this article, and some research does suggest that it might be better utilized by the body. What I cannot explain is how such an incredibly high dose (most people taking more than 500 mg will experience loose stools, and this was done in kids with 4.5 times that dose) was tolerated in these kids. Is it that this form of magnesium is absorbed better? Stay tuned..