I have always been a constant migraine/headache sufferer and been on constant medicine but lately I have been getting more than normal. I have been keeping a food diary to keep track and trying to find a new trigger and the only thing I can think of is that my vitamin A levels are extremely high like over 1000 mg a day from kale, spinach, squash or sweet potatoes? It usually is pretty high lately on a day to day basis and thats the only thing I can think of that has increased lately. I was just wondering if anyone knows if there is any correlation? Getting sick of taking my migraine pills! Thanks!
asked byErica__3 (40)
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on March 25, 2013
at 12:09 AM
That's basically impossible from beta-carotene since the conversion is so low. What you should look into though is magnesium glycinate, as many have stopped having migraines as a result of supplementation with it.
For what it's worth, I've determined that I've been quite low on preformed vitamin A and have taken over 300,000IUs of it in the past few weeks and have had no perceptible changes except improvements in my skin. So yeah, a little beta-carotene isn't going to do anything. I'd wager that you're still low on it, especially if you take vitamin D.