Yes. In 2015 Care Health introduced the medical food peaCURE. It is produced in 400 mg doses and is available in packages of 60 and 90 vegetarian capsules each. There is also a Liposomal version available.
The benefit of peaCURE is that it is pure and contains no chemical additives like sorbitol or magnesium stearate (which is present in other palmitoylethanolamide products, including Normast).
More than ten thousands customers throughout Europe (primarily in Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands) have used peaCURE, with no report of side effects.
Research from 2013 shows that even high daily doses (up to 100mg per kg [2.2 lbs] of body weight) cause no side effects. Children can safely take up to 50mg of peaCURE per kg of body weight.
Our peaCURE can be safely combined with supplements and medicines.
Our peaCURE comes in 400mg capsules. While your health specialist might prescribe different intakes, we generally recommend as follows.
Take at least 1200 mg per day for the first month—two capsules in the morning and one in the evening.
You should experience a reduction in pain after a few days or weeks. However, if after three or four weeks you’ve experienced no reduction, increase the dosage to two capsules three times a day.
For severe pain, such as pain after a stroke, we recommend taking 1200 mg on the first day but thereafter moving up to a higher dosage—two capsules twice or three times a day for at least a month.
People older than 65 can use the recommended dose of peaCURE (1200 mg per day). Throughout Europe many hundreds of people over age 65 have used this dose without any problems.
To get the optimal results from peaCURE, we recommend that you start with a two-month supply (two bottles of 90 capsules each). For the first 10 days, rather than swallowing the capsules, remove the powder from them and place it under your tongue. After the tenth day, you may swallow the capsules.
Because it works with the natural mechanisms of the body, it sometimes takes longer to notice effects with peaCURE than it would with chemical painkillers, which shut down the nervous system immediately.
Our peaCURE resets the body through a series of biological mechanisms, beginning when the palmitoylethanolamide molecule enters the body and binds with a specific part of the cell, called the nucleus receptor.
Because peaCURE is a medical food, rather than a prescription drug, many doctors will not yet have heard of it.
A special information sheet is available under this link, so that your doctor can find out about the scientific research behind palmitoylethanolamide.
Our peaCURE come in large, fine, or very fine grains. “Micronized” and “ultramicronized” describe the size of the grain:
micronized: particle dimensions between 6 and 10 microns
ultramicronized: particle dimensions between 0.2 and 5 microns.
There are other products that contain palmitoylethanolamide, including Pelvilen and Normast. However, the percentage of palmitoylethanolamide in those products is quite low.
Additionally, Normast, Pelvilen and other Italian-made palmitoylethanolamide products are not available in the United States, because they are only registered in Italy and Spain.
Exercise care when buying products containing palmitoylethanolamide, as not all such products are certified for purity and may contain additives or substances, the safety of which is not entirely clear.
Yes, there are several differences.
Though both contain palmitoylethanolamide, Normast contains magnesium stearate, a chemical filler/additive that is known to decrease the effectiveness of palmitoylethanolamide. Normast powder also contains the sweetener sorbitol, which may cause diarrhea, cramps and bloating.
Our peaCURE contains only palmitoylethanolamide, entirely pure and without pharmaceutical fillers, additives or sweeteners. The capsule also doesn’t contain gelatin, like many capsules do.
Patients that have used Normast and tried peaCURE said that the powder from the capsule is more pleasant to take under the tongue. Because it contains no sweetener, it does not produce saliva but melts easily in the mouth and is taken into the bloodstream through the mucus membranes.
People who have done well on Normast also do well—or even better—with peaCURE.
We often get asked about cheap palmitoylethanolamide.
Recently, an increased number of cheap palmitoylethanolamide products have become available. However, as with most anything, you get what you pay for. If you purchase “cheap” palmitoylethanolamide, don’t expect that it will be of high quality.
The key quality factor is the production method used. We produce peaCURE using a strict and highly standardized process. There are palmitoylethanolamide capsules on the market that have not been validated for safety or effectiveness.
Furthermore, there are palmitoylethanolamide capsules that contain titanium oxide as a coloring. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) titanium oxide is a substance that causes cancer. Therefore, be sure to look for pure palmitoylethanolamide, without colorings or other chemical additives.