How PEA capsules work
PEA acts as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It is non-addictive and there are no known significant side-effects. It also doesn’t appear to interact with any other medications. You also don’t require a prescription to purchase it however for first time purchases we do require you to speak with one of our trained pharmacists to ensure it is the right option for you.
With chronic pain, your levels of PEA are low as they are constantly having to dampen an overactive immune system. By supplementing this level, the body would be able to dampen your over-excited nerves and thus reduce pain.
What is it used for?
PEA performs a wide range of biological functions related to chronic and neuropathic pain and inflammation. Conditions that it may help with include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Dental pain
- Low back pain
- Neuropathic pain in stroke and multiple sclerosis
- Trigeminal neuralgia
How to take it?
We generally recommend to start, take 1 capsule morning and night for 7 days, then increase to 2 capsules morning and night ongoing. It’s best taken with food.
Many of our patients have experienced positive results with 4-6 weeks of beginning treatment. It may however take up to 3 months to achieve your maximum level of pain reduction.
Once the pain is under control, the dosage can be reduced to one 300mg capsule twice a day.