But here is the thing that very few people know. Magnesium doesn’t cross the blood brain barrier unless it is in combination with certain vitamins, including many of the B group vitamins. Nor does it enter the muscle tissue unless it is combined with Vitamin B6. What does that all mean? : it means that if you only take a straight Magnesium supplement, much of the Magnesium you take is simply excreted from your body and has little or no effect. It simply flushes right through your system without crossing the blood brain barrier or entering muscle tissue, where it needs to be to do its work. Most doctors even know that Magnesium is a critical element in the body and they also know that it is a proven muscle relaxant (when combined with the right vitamins) and one of the best potential cures for muscle tension, tension headaches, migraines, PMT and many more muscle related pain issues. But they wont tell you about it because they can’t write a script for it and so they can’t get any kick backs for it from the giant Pharma companies. Basically there is no money in it for them so they don’t tell you about it, which is truly criminal. Most people have the wrong idea that migraines can only be treated with pharmaceutical medications and other expensive treatments, like botox. Well that’s simply not true, but that’s what doctors want us to think because that means more profit for them. The truth is migraine headaches are treatable; you just need to know what’s causing them and what steps to take in order to attack them. Again, the mainstream medical system only hides the symptoms and the pain for a while, leaving us migraine sufferers alone and without a solution to our problem. Neurologists and other specialists who treat only the headache (not the cause) can’t seem to find what the problem really is. Many migraine sufferers are bounced between 15 and 20 different doctors and specialists over the years, trying all the available methods, therapies and medications, and that costs a lot of money. That’s just how the system works, that’s why the pharmaceutical and medical industry makes billions of dollars each and every year.