My girlfriend is currently taking a profilactic medication for people who have been exposed to tuberculosis called Isonaizid (she works in hospitals, and some sick bastard must have coughed on her). With this medication, she is to avoid foods containing high amounts of histamine and tyramine.
Upon searching for what foods she should avoid, I came across a couple of lists that mentioned “protein extracts”. Being the T-Vixen in training that she is, she likes to consume LC Grow!, so I have been trying to figure out if protein powders, and specifically Grow!, would contain an appreciable amount of tyramine. Thus far, I have not been able to get a solid answer from anyone.
From what I understand, tyramine is simply an amino acid that can be found in many aged meats, aged cheeses, or other protein sources that have been cured, dried, or aged. I guess tyrosine is converted to tyramine in the aging process, or something to that effect. With this in mind, I wouldn’t think that protein powder would be a problem (since it isn’t really “aged”), but I keep seeing “protein extracts” pop up on certain “tyramine-free” food lists.
Anyone have any clue on this one? Bill Roberts, are you out there?