What is Phenethylamine? Phenethylamine, also known as PEA or B-Phenethylamine, is a naturally occurring trace amine that is the derivative of the amino acid phenylalanine. It resides in the nervous system of humans and functions as both a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. PEA is also known to act as a stimulant for the central nervous system and support the release of neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine in the brain. It is known as the “love drug” due to its aid in releasing dopamine and serotonin in the brain, resulting in good feelings, much like the feelings felt when falling in love. How does Phenethylamine work? After PEA is ingested it is quickly broken down and absorbed into the bloodstream where it travels up to the brain. After crossing the blood-brain barrier, it gets to work aiding in the production of dopamine and norepinephrine by acting as a neuromodulator. It helps to increase the production of these powerful neurotransmitters and helps to block the breaking down of them after they are produced. It also helps to stimulate the release of endorphins in the brain, molecules known for producing powerful feelings of happiness, elation, and relaxation. PEA is also thought of to help with the release of acetylcholine, a powerful neurotransmitter known to help with concentration, memory, and other brain functions. It is thought that PEA can increase blood pressure and blood glucose levels which in turn can boost your metabolism leading to greater fat burning potential. Why should you take Phenethylamine? Improves mood Promotes relaxation Boosts energy Improves concentration Boosts metabolism How to use Phenethylamine? In healthy adults the accepted dosing range of PEA is 200 – 500 mg per day. It is advised to not take more than 1000 mg per day of PEA. (B-Phenethylamine is one of the main ingredients in RED BURNER our premier fat burning supplement.) Side effects of Phenethylamine? PEA is a supplement that is generally considered safe to consume. Consistent high doses of PEA can result in some negative symptoms such as heart burn, headaches, constipation and nausea. People who are suffering from a condition called PKU or are taking prescribed MOAI’s should not take B-Phenethylamine under any circumstance without first consulting their doctor.