Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an endogenous fatty acid produced naturally in cell membranes. PEA supplement is being used for its important neuroprotective and antioxidant properties. It has a molar mass of 299.5g/mol and the chemical formula C18H37NO2.
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) Benefits and Uses
Palmitoylethanolamide is an endogenous fatty acid amide, a type of endocannabinoid compound formed in the brain from phospholipids. Chemically, it is the ethanolamide of palmitic (hexadecanoic) acid and is also known as an N-acylethanolamide,
PEA is a signaling molecule that plays an important role in modulating the nervous system. It has antioxidant and immune-supporting effects.. PEA may also have neurorprotective properties.
Palmitoylethanolamide supplements are also known by a few different names, including:
- N-palmitoyl ethanolamine
- Anandamide (16:0)
- Palmitic acid monoethanolamide
Resposible usage of Palmitoylethanolamide at the recommended serving suggestion is thought to be safe.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not take this supplement if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing, have a known or suspected medical condition, or if you are taking any prescription and/or OTC medications.