Protein drinks, bars, and tablets may seem like the healthy thing to do; however, those that contain the amino acid L-tyrosine should be avoided, as they can trigger migraines. In addition, any product that claims to boost Nitric Oxide levels in the body should also be avoided.
Tuliv migraine research revealed that L-tyrosine (in the form of tyramine) and nitric oxide combine to generate the neurochemical that triggers the onset of a migraine. Elevating one or both of these substances increases your chance for a severe migraine headache. Read all labels carefully.
Strenuous workouts cause the body to manufacture nitric oxide. Consuming a protein drink that contains L-tyrosine immediately after a workout, when the body still has an elevated level of nitric oxide, can be an explosive combination for those who suffer from migraines.