Phenylethylamine (PEA) is an alkaloid - a naturally occurring chemical compound. It is also a monoamine which is a neurotransmitter found in the brain.
Phenylethylamine causes the release of norepinephrine and dopamine. It is often referred to as the 'molecule of love' and researchers have claimed to have observed euphoric effects. It has been suggested that Hordenine may increase the effects of Phenylethylamine
PEA has also become a popular ingredient in some of the newer weight loss and dietary supplements. There is some research which indicates it may be helpful as a fat burner and in raising the metabolism. It has even been added to whole health products and supplements, and promoted as help for controlling weight
The Phenylethylamine supplement is also believed to have an effect on several powerful brain chemicals. Research indicates that it may help to increase dopamine levels and also block the action of dopamine transmitters. Not only is dopamineÂ helpful in elevating mood, it is also known to play an important role in movement and may lead to an increase in energy levels