Product Name: Palmitoylethanolamide
Cas No.: 544-31-0
Molecular formula: C18H37NO2
Molecular weight: 299.50
Appearance:white crystalline powder
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an endogenous fatty acid amide, belonging to the class of nuclear factor agonists. PEA has been demonstrated to bind to a receptor in the cell-nucleus (a nuclear receptor) and exerts a great variety of biological functions related to chronic pain and inflammation. The main target is thought to be the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR-α). However, the presence of PEA (and other structurally related N-acylethanolamines) has been known to enhance anandamide activity by a so-called "entourage effect".Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, neuroprotective, and anticonvulsant properties.