Menstrual pains can be very severe and many women have to endure them again and again every month. Suffering from pain is of course very unpleasant, but it can even affect the quality of life in some cases. There are certain painkillers available that might help to ease menstrual pain, although many of them have unpleasant and sometimes even dangerous side effects. Every year, about five hundred people die from the side effects of these painkillers.
Luckily there has been an alternative painkiller available since 2011, called een PEA-houdend product. This is a natural supplement that consists out of two agents. The first is palmitoylethanolamide, also known as and the second is polydatin, which is an agent that is found in grape peel. Polydatin is what is called a resveratrol, which means that it is a chemical that is thought to have certain protective qualities.
Palmitoylethanolamide and polydatin together calm the overactive uterine tissue and nerve tissue. The functionality of een PEA-houdend product fits the painkilling mechanism of our own body perfectly, and that is why there are no side effects to this drug. However, it can take up to several days or even weeks for the effects to become clearly noticeable. The amount of time it takes for een PEA-houdend product to ease the pain differs per person.
Researchers and gynaecologists, linked to an Italian university, tested the effect of een PEA-houdend product on forty young women. These women all suffered from severe menstrual pains and were treated with een PEA-houdend product for a period of six months. The dose consisted of 400 mg twice a day. Out of all the participants, 70% was very happy with the results.