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PEA (Phenylethylamine)


If you have been feeling run down lately and possibly a little depressed, then Phenylethylamine might be a great way to improve your spirits in a natural fashion. Whether you are looking to reduce stress, improve your mood or induce a feeling of well-being, this could be just the supplement to help. One of the best things to know about this supplement is that it is all-natural, produced from an amino acid.

What is it?

Also known as PEA, Phenylethylamine is a supplement derived from the amino acid phenylalanine. This substance is also found to occur naturally in chocolate and several other foods. This chemical is also believed to affect mood. It has been known to induce a natural high or euphoria[1].

PEA has also become a popular ingredient in some of the newer weight loss and dietary supplements. There is some research which indicates it may be helpful as a fat burner and in raising the metabolism. It has even been added to whole health products and supplements, and promoted as help for controlling weight [2].

The Phenylthylamine supplement is also believed to have an effect on several powerful brain chemicals. Research indicates that it may help to increase dopamine levels and also block the action of dopamine transmitters. Not only is dopamine helpful in elevating mood, it is also known to play an important role in movement and may lead to an increase in energy levels [2].

Side Effects and Benefits

The most immediately noticeable beneficial Phenylethylamine side effects is an elevated mood and an overall feeling of well being. Another reason for these feelings is due to the slightly increased blood pressure and elevated blood glucose levels [2].

Additionally, this supplement has also become a regular ingredient in many popular weight loss and dietary supplements. There is much thought among researchers that the supplement may have a fat burning effect. Possibly due to the elevated blood pressure, it is easier to control appetite and also may serve to speed up metabolism [2].

There has also been a lot of research into the effects and benefits of PEA upon the brain itself. Many reports indicate that this natural substance is able to help increase cognition, focus, concentration and memory. These effects may also together help lead to a reduction of stress and anxiety [3]. It is also believed to have a synergistic effect together with Aniracetam or Oxiracetam.

Dosage

The recommended Phenylethylamine dosage is 500 mg per day. Phenylethylamine may also be taken with other fat burning supplements. It is not advised to exceed more than 1000 mg per day. If any side effects are observed, such as heartburn, nausea, mild headaches or insomnia, cut back the dosage or discontinue for a period of time.

Sources

  1. Phenylethylamine Modulation of Affect: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Implications [pdf]
  2. Thermogenic effect of an acute ingestion of a weight loss supplement
  3. A new perspective for schizophrenia: TAAR1 agonists reveal antipsychotic- and antidepressant-like activity, improve cognition and control body weight

Additional Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenylethylamine

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