Tyramine Supplement Guide: Increases Fat Loss And Provides Energy!
What is it and where does it come from?
Tyramine (4-hydroxy-phenethylamine) is an amino acid that is derived from tyrosine. It acts as a neurotransmitter.
Food sources include red wine, bean curd, fava beans, cheeses, sausage, bologna, pepperoni, figs, raisins, avocados, green bean pods, eggplant, pickled herring, canned meats, yogurt, soup cubes, chocolate and soy sauce.
What does it do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?
Tyramine is a common ingredient in over-the-counter fat loss supplements because of its ability to increase dopamine levels, and provide energy through the release of norephinephine - adrenalin.
Tyramine helps to induce fat loss by increasing adrenalin secretion, by increasing muscular glucose uptake in the absence of simple carbohydrates, thus eliminating or reducing the need for rises in insulin levels.
For the dieting athlete, tyramines ability to increase glucose uptake in the absence of simple carbohydrate means that insulin spikes can be avoided and muscle glycogen stores can be restored post-exercise.
Elevated insulin levels can lead to decreases in growth hormone, IGF-1 and testosterone levels. Within the context of high bodyfat percentages, elevated insulin levels will lead to a decrease in protein synthesis, and an increase in muscular atrophy. Not good. Dieting athletes know that controlling insulin is key to becoming and staying lean.
Tyramine affects blood pressure, although clinical research demonstrates that its effects upon blood pressure are mixed. Any effects of tyramine on blood pressure is believed to result from tyramines conversion into octopamine and synephrine.
Several trials have demonstrated that tyromine can be lipogenic - fat forming - and can reduce the breakdown of fat. Again, clinical research has not fully explored these findings and further research is needed to understand fully the relationship between tyramine administration and lipogenesis.
Who needs it and what are some symptoms of deficiency?
To determine need, persons should consult with their physician prior to supplementation.
Because tyramine is a product of the enzymatic conversion of tyrosine, a tyramine deficiency can be associated with a tyrosine deficiency and its symptoms.
How much should be taken? Are there any side effects?
Strictly adhere to label recommendations.
Those taking MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) drugs for depression or those susceptible to headaches or hypertension should not supplement with tyramine because of its action on the oxidase pathway and its effects on blood pressure.
Tyramine may induce headaches in some individuals and may also increase heart rate and blood pressure when administered in high amounts.