Jun 26, 2019
It is highly likely you’ve come across Cannabidiol (CBD) products advertised online and in the market place… Granted, CBD does indeed exert many health benefits. However, not many people are...
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What is Levagen®+ Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)?
Levagen®+ is a cold water dispersible palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) which is specifically designed to increase bioavailability and get to work fast.
Levagen®+ incorporates the same LipiSperse® technology found in HydroCurc, offering superior bioavailability using an incredibly effective carrier.
In aqueous environments (such as the stomach), the specifically designed Levagen particles freely disperse. This net effect translates to increased bioavailability. With over 90% loading, Levagen®+ supplies the largest amount of PEA in a water dispersible formulation. Particle sizes are quality checked by Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) analysis as well as Laser Light Obscuration.
Levagen®+ PEA Benefits
Levagen®+ exhibits a unique combination of neuro-protective, analgesic, anxiolytic and anti-inflammatory actions, while maintaining an excellent safety profile. Levagen®+ is backed by numerous human clinical studies.
PEA acts at a number of receptors known to exert anxiolytic, anti-analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions, making it ideally suited to enhancing sleep and targeting pain and inflammation.
PEA acts through the endocannabinoid pathways via CB1 and CB2 receptors. Endocannabinoid signaling promotes restful sleep.
Levagen®+ Offers Superior Bioavailability
Levagen®+ is proven to be up to 1.8x more bioavailable than standard PEA based on a parallel, double-blind, bioavailability study done to measure uptake of PEA over a 24-hour period.
The objective of the trial was to determine whether LipiSperse® can be successfully used to improve the bioavailability of Levagen®.
The study was conducted with 28 healthy male and female volunteers over 18 years old. Participants were randomised into 2 groups (Levagen+ or Standard PEA) with each group consuming a single 300mg dose of a PEA formulation. (Blood samples were taken at baseline and 30, 45, 60, 70, 90, 120, 180, 240 minutes post ingestion.)
The primary outcome measure of the trial was the change in plasma uptake of PEA over a 4 hour period. The Levagen+ formulation significantly increased plasma PEA concentration above baseline concentrations by ~1.8x that of the standard PEA formulation.
CBD vs Levagen®+ PEA
Similar to Cannabidiol (CBD), Levagen®+ works via the same receptors and channels and it offers identical anti-inflammatory, analgesic and neuro-protective benefits.
However, unlike CBD, Levagen®+ is self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe), making it not only a safer alternative to CBD and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but a completely legal one too.
The following table outlines the similarities and advantages of Levagen®+ when compared with CBD.
|Sold as a dietary supplement||Novel Food in EU and US FDA stating that it is
not a supplement
|Well-documented alternative natural active to CBD||Increasingly being regarded negatively by both
EFSA and MHRA
|No adverse effects||Multiple side effects (anxiety, changes in
|Augments activity of AEA (direct effect on CB1, CB2,
GPR55, PPAR-a and TRPV1 receptors)
|Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity,
demonstrating neuroprotective, anxiolytic and
|Acts at PPAR-a (with some activity at PPARy)||Acts at PPARy (with some activity at PPAR-a)|
|Low affinity to CB2 receptors||Low affinity to CB1 and CB2 receptors|
|Antagonist of GPR55 (mediates non-psychoactive
effects of cannabinoids)
|Negative allosteric modulator at CB1 receptor|
|Reduces production of TNF-a and IL||Inverse agonist of CB2|
|Modulate mast cell degranulation (pain/allergy
|Antagonist of GPR55 & TRPV1|
|Microglial inhibition (analgesic action)|
|Down-regulates COX-2 and iNOS|
|Acts at GPR119, providing hypoglycaemic effects via
upregulation of glucagon and the insulin response to glucose
Where to buy Levagen®+?
Levagen®+ powder is available from Mind Nutrition in 15g, 30g and 60g quantities. We recommend a standard dose of (300mg) once or twice per day.
S AvinashJun 13, 2020
I am a sceptic when it comes to new products in the market and must say that when I read about this as an alternative to CBD I was sceptical. I am pleased to say that it works extremely well if not better than CBD. There are two reasons I bought Levagen®+ PEA Powder after doing extensive research: 1) Independent research provides good evidence for the efficacy of this product. It has sound science to back it up. 2) I travel globally with work as a management consultant and CBD is not a product that is legal or fully understood in many of the countries I visit. I don't want to be sitting in a cell and potentially lose my job over something that is in a grey area at best. My experience with Levagen®+ PEA Powder is a very good one. It took half an hour for me to start feeling relaxed and my REM sleep was excellent and dreams were lucid. I woke up feeling rested and rejuvenated. My running time has been reduced as my research indicates it has a positive impact on biochemistry related to this area also. There are dozens of sources I could go to. But I always stick with Mind Nutrition. Their advice is always professional and products of a very high standard. If you need to relax, have amazing dreams or just shave minutes of your running time (due to recovery being enhanced) you cannot go wrong with adding Levagen®+ PEA Powder to your supplement regime.
Recommended to buy: Yes
E TinaOct 8, 2019
Made me incredibly ill
Bought this in June, tried it for two weeks, 300mg a day, and felt worse and worse each day. Granted, it seemed to somewhat help against fibro pain and neurological pain, but the nausea, headache, dizziness, and some lesser side effects mostly affecting the stomach just made it impossible to continue. The nausea disappeared within a day, the headache took a couple of days to get better, but I still get dizzy some days, now many months after quitting. I tried contacting the manufacturer to make sure they haven't used something in their LipiSperse coating that I'm allergic to, but they simply refused to tell me and basically just gave me a virtual shrug of the shoulders. Not informing customers of of ingredients is just bad form, especially since the main ingredient often is used as a mast cell stabilizer by allergy and mast cell disease sufferers - people who can be incredibly sensitive to certain chemicals, fillers, and coatings. Not wanting to have spent a small fortune on 60g of powder in vain (bought the large pack since there is "no known side effects of pure palmitoylethanolamide" - the problem is, I missed the small detail that this product isn't clean), I gave it to my mother in law to test against her damaged nerves. I just got told she didn't feel good at all taking it. Considering pure PEA has no known side effects, it feels like they put something in the coating that is an allergen or just not very safe for some people. I have at least learned the costly lesson of never buying something like this again without knowing exactly what's in it. A pure PEA powder without coating would probably be better for, at least, my health.
Recommended to buy: No
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 300mg once or twice per day.
Warning: DO NOT use if pregnant, breastfeeding or under the age of 18. Consult with a medical practitioner before taking this nutritional supplement, if you have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications or dietary supplements. If you experience any adverse reactions from taking this product, discontinue use immediately and contact a healthcare practitioner. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool dry place.
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