The Low Tyramine Diet

A low tyramine diet is recommend for individuals who are sensitive to tyramine — a substance produced from the breakdown of the amino acid tyrosine.

Migraine sufferers commonly experience sensitivity. If you take certain medications, tyramine can cause potentially serious side effects such as high blood pressure, chest pains, rapid heartbeat and severe headaches.

Eating a low tyramine diet can make certain drugs more effective as well as reduce or eliminate migraines in those who are sensitive.