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Is there anyone who shouldn't take Preventa?

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, nursing a baby, allergic to butterbur, or have liver disease, you should not use Preventa Migraine. Preventa Migraine may interfere with Doxorubicin, a medication used for the treatment of certain cancers, so please consult with your doctor prior to taking Preventa Migraine to see if it is right for you. If you are taking Tetracycline, an antibiotic, you should take Preventa Migraine at a different time during the day from when you take the Tetracycline because Vitamin B (an ingredient in Preventa Migraine) could decrease effectiveness when taken together.

Should I be concerned about allergic reactions?

Preventa Migraine contains zero common allergens such as trans fat, peanuts, eggs, milk, wheat, gluten, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish. Preventa Migraine does contain Butterbur and Feverfew and should not be used by people with an allergy to Butterbur or Feverfew. If you know your stomach is easily upset, make sure to take Preventa Migraine with food. If when taking Preventa Migraine you experience persistent upper right abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or jaundice, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to Butterbur. Stop taking Preventa Migraine and immediately consult a physician.

What are the reported side effects of taking Preventa?

The most common side effect of Preventa Migraine is bright yellow urine, this is due to the body processing Riboflavin and is harmless. In a small number of instances, minor nausea, diarrhea, and stomach ache have been reported.

Can I cancel "Subscribe & Save" at any time?

Yes, you can manage your "Subscribe & Save" account by signing in to your account at the top right, and click on manage subscription. From there you can cancel at any time and you will not be charged for subsequent months.

Is Preventa safe for children?

Currently we do not recommend using Preventa Migraine on children unless directed by your pediatrician.

Is high dose Riboflavin safe?

Riboflavin is generally considered safe, even at high doses. Riboflavin is water soluble meaning that the body does not store it and expels it via urine, often causing a bright yellow color.

Should I discontinue use prior to surgery?

Yes, since one of the ingredients is a blood thinner you should discontinue use of Preventa Migraine at least one week prior to surgery.

Is it safe to pour the contents into applesauce and consume?

Yes, it is perfectly safe to ingest the contents of Preventa Migraine without the capsule in food or drink.

Is All Butterbur Safe?

Not all Butterbur remedies are the same and not all of them are safe. The Butterbur plant in its un-purified powder form contains natural pyrrolizidin alkaloids (PAs) which may cause liver damage or liver cancer. Preventa Migraine is PA free, we use Butterbur Root with the PA's removed from the extract via non-chemical ion exchange, which removes nothing from the extract except the PAs and 2 to 3% of its minerals, ensuring the highest quality product with less than 1 ppm of PAs. Preventa Migraine is also manufactured in our GMP certified facility located in the United States.

Scholarly Articles 

Butterbur Root

The first placebo-controlled trial of a special butterbur root extract for the prevention of migraine: reanalysis of efficacy criteria. Eur Neurol. 2004;51(2):89-97. Epub 2004 Jan 28.

Petasites hybridus root (butterbur) is an effective preventive treatment for migraine. Neurology. 2004 Dec 28;63(12):2240-4

Migraine prevention in children and adolescents: results of an open study with a special butterbur root extract. Headache. 2005 Mar;45(3):196-203.

Petasites hybridus root (butterbur) is an effective preventive treatment for migraine Neurology December 28, 2004 vol. 63 no. 12 2240-2244

Heading Off Migraine: What's the evidence for non-pharmaceutical approaches? Neurology Now Jun-July, 2012 vol 8(3) p 23-30 


Parthenolide inhibits nociception and neurogenic vasodilatation in the trigeminovascular system by targeting the TRPA1 channel. Pain. 2013 Dec;154(12):2750-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.08.002. Epub 2013 Aug 8.

Randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial of feverfew in migraine prevention. Lancet. 1988 Jul 23;2(8604):189-92.


Effectiveness of high-dose riboflavin in migraine prophylaxis. A randomized controlled trial. Neurology. 1998 Feb;50(2):466-70.

High-dose riboflavin treatment is efficacious in migraine prophylaxis: an open study in a tertiary care centre European Journal of Neurology Volume 11, Issue 7, pages 475–477, July 2004


Relation between serum magnesium level and migraine attacks Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2011 Oct;16(4):320-3.

Magnesium prophylaxis of menstrual migraine: effects on intracellular magnesium. Headache. 1991 May;31(5):298-301.


AAN Summary of Evidence-based Guideline for CLINICIANS Update: NSAIDs and Other Complementary Treatments for Episodic Migraine Prevention in Adults


FL-41 Migraine Glasses


What are FL-41 Migraine Glasses?

FL-41 migraine glasses are specially tinted eyewear designed to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines triggered by light sensitivity. The FL-41 tint filters out specific wavelengths of light, particularly blue and green light, that are known to trigger migraines and eye strain.

Who can benefit from wearing FL-41 glasses?

FL-41 glasses are beneficial for individuals who suffer from migraines, light sensitivity (photophobia), visual stress, or eye strain. They are also helpful for people who spend long hours in front of screens or under fluorescent lighting.

Can I wear FL-41 glasses all the time?

Generally, you can wear FL-41 glasses throughout the day, both indoors and outdoors consult with your eyecare professional for advise on how to wear them. They are designed to provide comfort and protection from light-triggered migraines and eye strain.

Are FL-41 glasses suitable for children?

Yes, FL-41 glasses are suitable for children, especially those who suffer from migraines or light sensitivity. It's important to choose a frame size that fits comfortably on a child's face.

How should I care for my FL-41 glasses?

To keep your FL-41 glasses in good condition, clean them regularly with a microfiber cloth and lens cleaner. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials. Store them in a protective case when not in use.

Are there any side effects of wearing FL-41 glasses?

Most people do not experience any side effects from wearing FL-41 glasses. However, some individuals may need a short adjustment period to get used to the tint. If you experience discomfort, consult with your eye care professional.

What are photochromic lenses?

Photochromic lenses are eyeglass lenses that automatically adjust their tint in response to changing light conditions. They darken when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight, and return to their prior state when indoors or in low light.

How do photochromic lenses work?

Photochromic lenses contain special molecules that change structure when exposed to UV light. This change in structure causes the lenses to darken, providing protection from bright light and glare. When the UV light is removed, the lenses return to their prior rose-colored state.

Are photochromic lenses the same as transition lenses?

"Transition" is a brand name for a type of photochromic lens. While all Transition lenses are photochromic, not all photochromic lenses are Transition lenses.

How long does it take for photochromic lenses to change tint?

The time it takes for photochromic lenses to adjust varies depending on the brand and the intensity of the UV light. Generally, it takes about 30 seconds for the lenses to darken and as little as a minute to return to rose.

Do photochromic lenses provide UV protection?

Yes, photochromic lenses provide 100% UV protection, helping to shield your eyes from harmful UV rays whether the lenses are rose-colored or darkened.

What are Eclipse Aura Lenses made of?

TAC (Tri Acetate Cellulose) sunglass lenses are made from a type of plastic that is lightweight, durable, and offers excellent optical clarity. They are commonly used in polarized sunglasses to reduce glare and improve visual comfort in bright conditions.

What are the benefits of TAC lenses?

TAC lenses provide several benefits, including:

- **Glare Reduction** Reduces glare from reflective surfaces like water, snow, and roads.

- **UV Protection:** Offers 100% protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

- **Impact Resistance:** TAC lenses are more impact-resistant than standard lenses.

- **Lightweight:** TAC lenses are lighter than glass lenses, making them more comfortable to wear for extended periods.

How do TAC lenses compare to polycarbonate lenses?

TAC lenses are lighter and offer better optical clarity than polycarbonate lenses. TAC lenses are suitable for many outdoor activities, especially those where glare reduction is important, such as fishing, boating, and skiing. 

Can I add my perscription to Eclipse Aura lenses after I purchase them?

Adding a prescription to pre-made photochromic TAC lenses tinted with FL-41 is usually not possible. Here's why:

1. **Manufacturing Process:** Prescription lenses need to be made to fit your vision from the start. Once lenses have a tint and coating, changing them to add a prescription isn't practical.

2. **Material Limitations:** TAC lenses are made from a plastic that might not work well with the equipment used to make prescription lenses.

3. **Optical Clarity:** Putting a prescription in lenses that are already tinted and coated can make them less clear and effective.

4. **Warranty and Quality Control:** Changing pre-made lenses can void the warranty and might not meet quality standards.

Are Eclipse Aura lenses polorized?

Since Eclipse Aura lenses are intended to be used both indoor and outside, they are not polorized. This is due to the fact that most electronic screens already use anti-glare coating, so wearing polorized glasses will make it particulary hard to spot fine details.

Our lenses do provide several benefits, including:

- **Glare Reduction** Reduces glare from reflective surfaces like water, snow, and roads.

- **UV Protection:** Offers 100% protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

- **Impact Resistance:** TAC lenses are more impact-resistant than standard lenses.

- **Lightweight:** TAC lenses are lighter than glass lenses, making them more comfortable to wear for extended periods.

Green Light Therapy


What is green light therapy and how does it work for migraines?

Green light therapy involves exposure to a narrow band of green light that may alleviate light sensitivity and migraine symptoms. It is believed that green light can reduce photophobia (light sensitivity) and the severity of migraine headaches by emitting wavelengths that are less likely to exacerbate migraine symptoms compared to other colors of light.

Why Do Green Wavelengths Calm the Brain?

Green light therapy is particularly effective for calming the brain due to its unique wavelength properties. The retina and brain process green light wavelengths (typically around 520 nm) more gently compared to the harsher processing required for other colors. This reduced intensity in processing means that green light is less likely to provoke the neural pathways associated with migraine pain.

Research suggests that green light emits small signals that are easier for our brain's visual processing centers to handle. This gentle stimulation helps to reduce the exacerbation of migraine symptoms and can soothe the brain, leading to a decrease in migraine pain and associated symptoms like photophobia (sensitivity to light). Additionally, green light has been shown to produce less activation of the brain’s pain pathways compared to other wavelengths, such as blue or red light.

These calming effects on the brain make green light a promising non-pharmacological therapy for migraine relief and possibly other conditions related to neural hypersensitivity

How effective is green light therapy in treating migraines?

Research indicates that green light exposure can lessen the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches for many patients. Studies show that green light, at low intensities, can reduce headache pain and might even reduce the number of headache days when used consistently.

Are there any side effects associated with green light therapy for migraines?

Green light therapy is generally considered safe and non-invasive, with studies reporting no significant adverse effects. This makes it a favorable option for many who are sensitive to medications or are looking for non-pharmacological alternatives.

Can green light therapy be used alongside other migraine treatments?

Yes, green light therapy can be used as a complementary treatment alongside traditional migraine treatments. However, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice on combining treatments.

What specific wavelength (nm) of green light is used for migraine therapy?

The most effective wavelength for migraine therapy is typically around 520 nm. Studies have shown that this specific narrow band of green light can help reduce migraine symptoms without exacerbating them. It is important to use a pure green light source that specifically emits light at this wavelength.

How is green light therapy administered?

Green light therapy is typically administered using specially designed lamps or LED bulbs that emit the correct wavelength. The therapy often involves sitting in a room lit by this green light for a specified period, typically around one to two hours daily. Consistency in therapy sessions is crucial for seeing benefits.

How long does it take for green light therapy to help?

The time it takes for green light therapy to provide relief can vary. Some studies suggest that patients might begin to see a reduction in migraine frequency and severity within a few weeks of consistent daily exposure. However, individual results can vary based on the frequency and duration of the therapy.

Is green light therapy used preventatively or during a migraine episode?

Green light therapy can be used both as a preventative measure and during migraine episodes. Regular use can potentially decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines over time. During a migraine, green light can also help to reduce pain and photophobia, making it easier to manage acute symptoms.

Is Green Light Therapy Safe for Children and During Pregnancy?

Green light therapy is considered a safe, non-invasive option for most people, including children and pregnant women. Unlike some medications and other treatments, green light therapy does not involve pharmaceuticals, which makes it a preferable choice for those who are pregnant or children, where medication can sometimes present risks.

Research and clinical practice have not reported significant adverse effects from green light therapy, making it a low-risk option for managing conditions like migraines. However, as with any therapy, it is recommended that those who are pregnant or considering this treatment for children consult with a healthcare provider. This ensures that the therapy aligns with individual health needs and considers any specific precautions.

It is important to monitor the duration and intensity of exposure to ensure it remains within comfortable limits for children and pregnant women. While there are no widespread studies specifically targeting these populations, the general consensus in the medical community points to its safety due to the non-invasive nature of the therapy​.

Scholarly Articles 

  1. Harvard Medical School Study: A study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, published in the journal Brain, found that a narrow band of green light significantly reduces photophobia and headache severity in migraine sufferers. Further details are available on the Harvard Medical School website.
  2. University of Arizona Health Sciences: A clinical trial showed that green light exposure decreases migraine frequency and intensity, with 60% of participants reporting pain reduction and a decrease in headache days. This was detailed on ScienceDaily.
  3. Journal of Pain and Brain Research: Studies published in Brain (2016) and Pain (2018) demonstrate that green light can alleviate photophobia and reduce migraine intensity, supporting green light therapy as a potential migraine treatment.
  4. Technology Networks: A University of Arizona study reported significant migraine relief from green light therapy, with a 60% reduction in headache days per month among participants. More information can be found on Technology Networks.

Preventa Patches


What are Preventa Patches made of?

Preventa Patches are made from a plant-based cooling hydrogel. Cooling hydrogel is a type of gel that is made primarily from water and has the ability to absorb and retain a large amount of water. This gel is used in various products like cooling patches, head strips, and skincare products.

The hydrogel has a cooling effect when applied to the skin, which can help soothe inflammation, reduce swelling, and provide relief from pain or discomfort. The cooling sensation is due to the evaporation of water from the gel, which draws heat away from the skin. Cooling hydrogels are often used for relief from headaches, fever, sunburn, and muscle aches.

How do I use Preventa Patches cooling head strips?

To use the strips, simply peel off the backing and apply the adhesive side directly to your forehead or temples. The cooling effect will begin immediately and can last for several hours. No refrigeration is required, but for an enhanced cooling effect, you can chill the strips in the refrigerator before use.

Are the head strips reusable?

No, the hydrogel cooling head strips are designed for single use only. Once the cooling effect diminishes, dispose of the strip and use a new one if needed.

What is the scent of the head strips?

The head strips are lightly scented with mint. The refreshing mint scent is intended to provide a soothing and invigorating experience while the cooling effect helps alleviate discomfort.

How long do the cooling effects last?

The cooling effects of the head strips can last for up to 8 hours. However, the duration may vary depending on individual body temperature and environmental conditions.

Can the head strips be used on children?

Yes, the head strips are safe for use on children. However, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before using them on young children or infants.

Are there any precautions I should be aware of?

Do not apply the head strips to broken or irritated skin. If you experience any discomfort or skin irritation while using the strips, remove them immediately and consult a healthcare professional if necessary.

How should I store the head strips?

Store the head strips in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. If you prefer a stronger cooling sensation, you can store them in the refrigerator, but do not freeze them.

Can the head strips be used during pregnancy?

It is generally safe to use the head strips during pregnancy, but it is always best to consult with your healthcare provider before use.

How many head strips come in a pack?

There are 18 individually wrapped head strips in each box of Preventa Patches.


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