What is it about?
Palmitoylethanolamide is a new kid on the block in autacoid medicine, and widely available as a food supplement. In this article we describe the growing insight in the relevance of this natural compound for the treatment of chronic pain and its interface between nutrition and food. Such molecules can be found in all living beings (plants and animals) and need special care, as new therapeutic inroads making use of restorative pathways in our body.
Why is it important?
Using autacoid lipids such as PEA helps to treat patients in absence of side effect, activating body-own restorative pathways.
The following have contributed to this page: jan keppel hesselink, Mr David Jos Kopsky, and Professor Renger Witkamp