CBD is everywhere. If you love CBD oil and related products for the benefits they bring, you’ll love palmitoylethanolamide as well.

At the end of 2018, after hemp, a close relative of cannabis was legalized in the United States, CBD (cannabinol) ushered in a blowout growth in the world. At the natural organic products exhibition in Anaheim in early 2019, CBD has become the superstar in the whole 3-day exhibition. Those suppliers and exhibitors’ booths with CBD (cannabinol) products attracts hundreds of professional visitors and buyers every day, while stalls without showing CBD products have very few visitors.

Even though overseas drinks and foods containing CBD (cannabinol) are booming, domestic China is still “silent” about the addition and application of CBD into foods and beverages. As China is looking forward to the legalization of cannabinol in the food industry, the substitute of CBD has been born overseas. That is PEA, or palmitoylethanolamide, as its full name.

What is PEA (palmitoyl ethanolamide)?

Palmitoylethanolamide is a natural molecule manufactured inside your body. When you experience pain, PEA will function to relieve inflammation, protect nerves, or promote cell recovery. Key benefits of palmitoylethanolamide supplementation include a reduction in chronic pain and inflammation, neuroprotection, and regulation of the immune system. You may learn more PEA information on our bulk palmitoylethanolamide powder page.

History of Palmitoylethanolamide

Pea is not recently discovered. As early as 1957, palmitoylethanolamide has been found in animal viscera, egg yolk, olive oil, safflower, soybean lecithin, peanut, and other foods. It is synthesized and metabolized by different animal cells and also exists in plants.

Palmitoylethanolamide facts:

The key points about PEA are summarized as bellowing:

More than 500 research papers on palmitoylethanolamide have been published.
Palmitoylethanolamide has been used by more than one million people around the world.
Palmitoylethanolamide can be used with other products without side effects.
Palmitoylethanolamide is a natural substance.
Palmitoylethanolamide is produced in our bodies.

Palmitoylethanolamide VS CBD

CBD and PEA share similar structures and thus offer the same benefits. CBD reduces inflammation and pain in a way that is similar to one of the mechanisms of PEA.

PEA CBD comparison

CBD is for treatment of epileptic seizures, mood enhancer, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammation, joint, and neuralgia relief.

PEA is also proved to enhance your immunity from disease, release anxiety & stress, reduce inflammation, and relieve joint and neuralgia. Most importantly, PEA can be supplied to particular groups, like athletes, bodybuilders, etc.

If CBD (cannabinol) is extracted from the hemp plant, there will be more or less trace THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This is strictly prohibited in competitive sports. Although PEA and CBD have similar anti-inflammatory properties, the human body will not automatically produce CBD (cannabinol). In contrast, pea will be created in the process of human response to inflammation and pain and repair process.

As we know, the legal status of CBD is not recognized in many countries. CBD is not approved by the FDA to be used as a supplement in the nutraceutical industry.

Well, palmitoylethanolamide has no such problems. Will PEA have a better future than CBD? Let’s wait and see.

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