Palmitoylethanolamide (P.E.A.), is a naturally occurring fatty acid amide produced within our cells. Since the initial discovery of P.E.A there have been around 500 separate studies on the properties of P.E.A. for human health. It has been shown to help relieve pain, inflammation, fever, boosts the immune system and helps with allergies.
It’s use has been most popular with pain sufferers as it can be used as a natural pain remedy for chronic pain, acute pain, inflammation and neuropathic pain such as diabetic neuropathic pain, sciatic pain, CRPS, pelvic pain and entrapment neuropathic painstates. It has been shown to be very safe and virtually side effect free.
The usual dose is 400mg taken three times a day with food giving a total of 1200mg a day. The dose can be increased up to 2400 mg daily after 4 weeks if the initial dose was ineffective. If there is no improvement after 3 months then there is no need to continue. Like many pain killers it may take this long before any relief is achieved.
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)is encapsulated by the Artisan Chemist into 400mg capsules.
PEA is available without a prescription (unscheduled supplement) but we recommend that you consult with your Doctor first before commencing therapy.
PEA anti-inflammatory actions allowing for a reduction of peripheral and central sensitization are mediated via both neuronal and nonneuronal cells. The latter comprise glia (in particular microglia, which are the brain’s macrophages) as well as peripheral and central mast cells. This profile of PEA may thus explain its broad potential in treating many different disorders related to pain and inflammation.