Phenylethylamine (PEA, β-phenylethylamine (β-PEA), 2-phenylethan-1-amine) is a trace amine found in a number of plant and animal species and derived from the amino acid L-Phenylalanine. Its chemical formula is C8H11N and the molecular mass is 121.18 g/mol.
Phenylethylamine (PEA) Benefits and Uses
When taken as a dietary supplement, Beta-Phenylethylamine HCl improves the output of neurotransmitters called catecholamines, while reducing their re-uptake – resulting in increased concentrations in the brain and plasma. Catecholamines include epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine, and dopamine.
Anecdotally, PEA may have similar effects to other energizing supplements, with short-lived but intense effects.
Phenylethylamine is known by a number of alternative names including:
- Phenylethylamine HCl
- Phenethylamine Hydrochloride
Phenylethylamine is a compound that is produced naturally in the human body and can also be manufactured in a laboratory. Further research is necessary to fully understand the significance of its effects and adverse effects.
DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED SERVING SIZE. Use with caution. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.