Expanding Upon PEA
A few weeks ago, we discussed the life of Rita Levi-Montalcini and her discovery of Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), which is one of the five main ingredients in our Pain Formula Plus. As we mentioned before, PEA can be found naturally in the human body (as well as fatty foods such as peanuts and egg yolks), and is used to treat a wide variety of health problems, most notably pain and inflammation. The majority of the research around PEA is dedicated to the compound's analgesic (pain relieving) properties, and has been found to treat pain associated with conditions such as menstruation, fibromyalgia, and post-operative pain. PEA treatment is especially helpful given the fact that it's already produced within all tissues in the human body, which can increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
This is especially prevalent given the fact that most over the counter pain-relievers carry the risk of side effects that may yield negative results. A study conducted by the British Journal of General Practice found that commercially NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) immediately increase the risk of conditions such as gastrointestinal bleeding, myocardial infarction, cardiovascular disease, and stroke, which is considerably higher in older patients who take medication that can interact with NSAIDs. PEA serves as a healthier, holistic alternative to many commercially available medications due to its lack of negative side-effects.
Overall, PEA is becoming more of a staple in natural holistic healing. For more information, take a look at our Pain Formula Plus and click the link in the description for an in-depth study on the various benefits of PEA.