Pure PEA was the start
In 1957 researchers discovered and synthesized the molecule palmitoylethanolamide. The creators of PEA already knew that PEA is a molecule widely available in foodstuff like peanuts and eggs. As soon as the synthesized the pure PEA they started to explore it in studies.
The first studies, all done with pure PEA, clearly demonstrated anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions, PEA appeared to be a natural painkiller and inflammation ‘killer’.
In 1993 professor Rita Levi-Montalcini, the Nobel laureate discovered the mechanism of action of PEA. She worked with pure (99-100% purity) palmitoyletanolamide.
In the period 1970-2000 there were conducted a number of clinical trials done with palmitoylethanolamide, and all studies proved that PEA was effective and safe.
PEA mixed with chemical and pharmaceutical fillers
Later, in this century, PEA has been put into tablets containing a number of chemicals and pharmaceutical excipients, all unnatural for our body. One of the most popular versions available, contains even more than 30% of these chemicals and less than 70% PEA in a tablet. In other versions less than 50% is pure PEA (see table)
It was never tested whether this was an improvement over pure PEA, on the contrary, without such tests the tablets were widely introduced.
Even now there are tablets existing in the market containing PEA, with all kinds of pharmaceutical excipients, sometimes together with extracts from plants, from unknown sources. These tablets are sold, also via the internet, without any certification that the material used is all safe.
As there was no alternative available till last year, people had to be treated with PEA tablets containing less then 70% pure PEA, the rest being body-unnatural excipients. A bit odd, given the fact that pure PEA is 100% natural…
Inspired by Levi-Montalcini: the return of Pure Pea
Inspired by the work of Levi-Montalcini the company JP Russell Science Ltd took up the challenge; to formulate a new and crystal pure PEA. There were many technical problems to solve, reasons why other companies put PEA in tablets with chemical excipients. After much research a new capsule was created containing the purest form of PEA available, comparable to the pure PEA with wich Levi-Montalcini worked. These capsules, branded PeaPure, contains palmitoylethanolamide only, with no chemical of pharmaceutical excipients added.
There is much push to create such clean supplements, without unnatural chemicals, and PeaPure is an example of such a natural supplement.
This website is dedicated to PEA, to help people finding their way to a treatment with a 100% natural and endogenous compound and to professor Rita Levi-Montalcini, who first discovered the mechanism of action of PEA.
Due to the fact that PEA is a 100% natural and endogenous compound we support supplements containing PEA in its purest form, without chemical and pharmaceutical compounds added. Pure needs to stay pure!