MigraKet® is a Swiss brain health brand addressing dietary management of migraine. Our novel, innovative products are inspired by evolution: they are crafted with bio-identical and highest quality ingredients and based on solid, patented scientific research. At the core of our mission is a united team of dedicated and brilliant individuals, many of whom have migraine themselves.
MigraKet® is a medical food powered by Brain Ritual a Swiss brain health brand working to improve brain metabolism through nutrition, one neuro-psychiatric disease at a time, starting with migraine. Our novel, innovative products are inspired by evolution: They are crafted with bio-identical and highest quality ingredients and based on solid, patented scientific research.
We are determined to profoundly improve the lives of patients through cutting-edge scientific advancements and unwavering support. We strive to educate, provide comprehensive guidance on lifestyle factors that influence conditions, and empower individuals to regain their quality of life.
The Migraine patient
Our story began with our founder and CEO, Dr Elena Gross, PhD, a passionate neuroscientist, PhD in clinical research, and above all a former chronic migraine sufferer. She started suffering from chronic migraine in her teenage years and her migraine attacks only became worse over time. Desperate to help herself and others, she decided to devote her life to understanding this debilitating condition better through the dietary management of migraine.
Elena spent a decade studying at the Universities of Oxford, Basel, and Cambridge in Europe and Harvard in the United States, trying to better understand this debilitating disease, with the ultimate goal of improving clinical care. From her research conducted at the Universities of Oxford and Basel, she discovered that migraine are as much a nutrition problem as they are neurological. This research has been published in prestigious journals such as Nature Neurology and is protected by patents.
Additionally, she has created the Mastering Migraine Community, a supportive platform aimed at empowering individuals with knowledge and resources to effectively manage their condition and her book "Mastering Migraine" (launching soon) has the same mission of educating and empowering patients in need.
Now “Dr.” Gross, Elena is a PhD scientist and CEO of one of Switzerland’s top 10 Biotech Start-ups (in the Swiss Top 100 venturelab public voting 2020). MigraKet®, powered by Brian Ritual, was born from two decades of unremittent, medication-resistant, and debilitating chronic migraine, that plagued Elena through adolescence and intensified after finishing her psychology degree. Something had to be done: This is when the real work began.
“With Migraine you’re missing out on half your life. You are constantly at a risk of losing your loved ones, your job, or your hopes and dreams, and the worst part is that you are often blamed for it, or you blame yourself. And whilst missing out on your life, you are also physically burning in hell. Your only goal is to make the burning stop. I'm committed to taking you from this state of hopelessness to help you to confidently master your migraine and claim back your life”
Dr. Elena Gross, PhD
Treating only the symptoms of brain health problems can lead to limited efficacy and unwanted side effects. To take better care of our sensitive and complex brains, we must redefine how we view and approach these conditions.
We are currently forcing our brains to cope in a world and society that is moving faster than ever before, while providing our body and brains with less and less nutrients- both on a macro- and micronutrient level.
Redefining brain health for us means to focus on possible root causes of brain conditions and look for ways to manage them through addressing their unique nutritional requirements. Finding ways to help the brain work as it evolved to function; without the often-intolerable side effects from pharmaceuticals is at the core of everything we do.
We know the hardships of being a migraine patient first-hand. Migraine is more than a headache, more than the pain. The social isolation, not being understood by your surroundings, and losing control over your own life can break your spirit.
It takes empathy, emotional support and people who truly care and understand to build up the courage to try again. To not give up hope. To regain strength. To find a way to design and live the life you want.
Accepting the presence of this neurological condition within you, whilst confidently taking the steps to minimize its expression in the form of migraine attacks. It takes a village to raise confident, self-empowered migraine patients. We are growing a strong community, where we help one another.
We are diligent scientists with exceptionally high (Swiss) quality standards. Whether this concerns our products’ ingredients, our research, the information we share with our community, the service and support we offer to our most valued customers, the carefully selected partners we collaborate with or the materials we use (such as recycled and recyclable packaging), we strive for the best only.
Our commitment is to provide our customers with the utmost, equivalent to what we would desire for ourselves and our own families.