There are multiple peer-reviewed studies that show palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is effective in reducing intraocular pressure.
Ocular Hypotensive Effect of Oral Palmitoyl-ethanolamide: A Clinical Trial | IOVS | ARVO Journals
Systemic administration of PEA reduces IOP in patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension. PEA could be a valuable tool for the treatment of glaucoma.
Effect of palmitoylethanolamide on visual field damage progression in normal tension glaucoma patients: results of an open-label six-month follow-up - PubMed
PEA reduces IOP and improves visual field indices in individuals affected by normal tension glaucoma. Neither ocular nor systemic side effects were recorded during the study period.
I have also received many emails from FitEyes members who have used PEA and who are able to measure their IOP at home to see the results. Here's an example:
My story in brief. Year ago my ophthalmologist prescribed me Xalatan drops (I have glaucoma).
I refused to take it and gave myself a year to find a natural treatment. Had tests in March and more in August - measuring eye pressure, visual function, and meeting with a specialist. I started home tonometry in May and found out that PEAmium really lowered eye pressure! My doctor confirmed my results and approved me using this natural approach for now. My doctor also said he read studies showing PEA reduces eye pressure. I am really lucky to have found PEAmium!
I agree with the research and these case histories. A good quality PEA supplement, taken in a sufficient dose, can be an effective way to help manage IOP. However, my research and my experience with taking PEA lead me to conclude the that the most important benefit I get from taking PEA is reduced neuroinflammation. It is remarkably effective in accomplishing this result. Not everyone sees a reduction in IOP from taking PEA, but everyone will benefit from the reduced neuroinflammation, according to my research.
I have sent samples of most PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) products to independent analytical labs for testing. Based on my testing (see explanation below), the best PEA is:
PEAmium (PEA) 450mg - by Awakened.Energy
I personally developed this product. My goal was to create the highest quality PEA in the world at a fair price. PEAmium is at least as high quality as PeaPure, and it costs almost 50% less. PeaPure is the highly reputable brand that has been used in many of the clinical studies. When we began using PEA about ten years ago in the FitEyes community, PeaPure was the brand we selected because of the scientific studies and because it is free of all excipients, unlike the Italian brand that was also used in some studies.
PEAmium is also free of all excipients. Furthermore, every batch of PEAmium is tested by the ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory in the USA with the highest expertise in testing PEA. This is a fully independent laboratory. No other PEA product sold in the USA offers better quality control and rigorous testing. PEAmium is driven by my passion to make the best product possible and I have spared no effort and no expense in the research, development and ongoing testing of this product.
PEAmium is the only PEA sold in America that is 100% free of all solvents. Our manufacturing process doesn't use any solvents; there is no way to remove all traces of solvents if they are used in manufacturing.
There are hundreds of studies on PEA. It has been studied for decades. You can spend months or years reading the research. This is such an important nutrient that I encourage everyone interested in it to read some of the studies. The benefits are amazing. Here's one more study related to IOP:
Palmitoylethanolamide Effects on Intraocular Pressure After Nd:YAG Laser Iridotomy: An Experimental Clinical Study
PEA can counteract the increase of IOP that occurs after iridotomy. It is likely that PEA controls the inflammatory process after iridotomy.