Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has been thoroughly examined in the treatment of pinched nerves, including pinched nerves caused by hernia. Hernia in the back causes heavy pains in the leg, because the large nerve that runs to the legs is being pinched by the hernia. It is called the sciatic nerve. That is why hernia sometimes is also referred to as sciatica.
PEA, which is available under the names of PeaPure and PeaPlex, proved in a number of studies to be able to reduce the pain and to promote the healing of the nerve.
Instructions of use: how to take PeaPure in case of hernia pain?
During the first 3-4 weeks, take 1200 mg PeaPure per day, for example a 400 mg PeaPure capsule three times a day. You can also take the daily dose of 1200 mg in two times, e.g. 2 capsules after breakfast and one capsule after dinner. Our recommendation: choose for a PEA preparation with the PEA-opt quality label, as the safety of many other PEA preparations has not been proven). We prefer to recommend PeaPure, because patients reported us better results using that product.
Palmitoylethanolamide: pure PEA against pain and nerve damage in case of hernia has positive results
in 2 out of 3 patients
You will usually notice a decrease in pain after a few days to weeks. If there is no improvement after 3-4 weeks, double the dose. Usually, the pain will then decrease considerably. If the pain does not decrease after 2 months, you are unfortunately a so-called non-responder to PeaPure. Fortunately, it has been shown that more than 50% of hernia patients respond positively to PEA. This is calculated and expressed in medicine by the ‘Numbers needed to treat’. The ‘Numbers needed to treat NNT ()’ for PEA in case of a hernia is 1.5: this means that when 3 patients are treated for hernia pain with PEA, 2 will have benefit from the treatment with PeaPure, and 1 will not. This is a very good score, as the NNT for many other painkillers lies between 3 and 5…
If you (unfortunately) are that one patient, it is not useful to still keep on taking PEA after 2 months. There are a few exceptions, namely if you take PeaPure to fight a chronic so-called ‘slow inflammation’. It is for example useful to keep on taking the substance in case of a chronic inflammation in the brain that is caused by Alzheimer’s disease or a chronic vessel wall inflammation caused by atherosclerosis. Also in case of chronic Lyme complaints, it might be useful to keep on taking PEA.
This link will bring you to a special website containing a lot of information on PEA. PEA was specially developed by a top researcher who promoted reflection on natural healing methods of the body.
The discussion below drew our attention to other available preparations that contain PEA, as well as senseless chemical supplements for our body, as for example magnesium stearate. In Europe, we also discovered PEA capsules containing titanium dioxide. Many people looking for natural substances do not like this. They prefer pure products. Moreover, consumers want to see certificates of analysis, which many PEA products do not provide. Which choice to make has been elaborated for the consumer.