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Tyramine Allergy

Tyramine is a normally occurring monoamine compound and derived traces of amine which come from amino acid. It acts as a noradrenalin, adrenaline releasing agent. Somehow it is unable to cross the blood brain barrel which results in non-psychoactive peripheral sympathomimeric effects. When foods rich in tyramine is taken with monoamine-oxides inhibitor (MOI), it’s caused something famously called the “cheese-effect” or tyramine allergy

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