Tyramine

Tyramine is an amino acid produced naturally by breaking an amino acid called tyrosine. It is a byproduct of the breakdown of tyrosine, an amino acid. The common sources of tyramine are foods, plants, and animals. Tyramine is usually safe to consume, but its high consumption may cause several health problems. People who experience migraine should limit or avoid the intake of foods containing tyramine as it triggers migraine headaches. Other side effects of tyramine include high blood pressure, increased heart rate, nausea, sweating, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

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