Natural Opioids in the Body

In the human body, there are natural opiates that you produce. These natural opiates help to relieve pain, reduce stress, and boost your mood. You produce these natural opiates in the body when you experience pleasurable activities and painful activities. These pleasurable experiences could be exercise, laughing, or sexual intercourse. Painful experiences could be twisting your ankle or falling off a bike. When these experiences happen the natural opiates in the body make you feel a rush. People are familiar with this “rush”, but do not know what benefits they have on the body. 

Some of the natural opiates in the body are endorphins, dopamine, and endocannabinoids. Endorphins are a type of neurotransmitter that alleviates pain and promotes feelings of pleasure. Dopamine is a feel-good transmitter and hormone during times of pleasure. Endocannabinoids are a neurotransmitter that aid in relieving pain, reducing anxiety, regulating mood, managing appetite, and digestion, and improving sleep. 

What are the Benefits of Endorphins?

The key benefits of endorphins reduce pain and discomfort, increasing pleasure, and reducing stress. They also reduce depression, anxiety, attenuating inflammation, and improving mood. If your body does not produce enough then you are more prone to increased aches and pain, and an increased risk of depression, anxiety, moodiness, addiction, and trouble sleeping. 

How does Dopamine Affect the Body?

The key benefits of dopamine are aiding in blood flow, digestion, executive functioning, heart function, and kidney function. Dopamine also helps with memory and focus, mood and emotions, motor control, pain processing, and sleep. If you are low on dopamine then you could have reduced alertness, difficulty concentrating, and less motivation.

Benefits of Endocannabinoids on the Body

The key benefits of endocannabinoids are relieving pain, reducing anxiety, regulating mood, managing appetite, and improving sleep. They also make people have the feeling of euphoria and a runner’s high.  

How to Boost Endorphins, Dopamine and Endocannabinoids Naturally 

You can boost endorphins in many different ways such as exercise, laughing, listening to music, having sex, dancing, or meditating. Overall, doing things that make you feel happy or give you a “rush” will boost your endorphins.

A way to boost the dopamine in your body is by eating protein, exercising, getting sleep, and getting enough sunlight. Your body could also be naturally deficient. To combat that, you can take supplements such as magnesium or vitamin D. 

Endocannabinoids can be boosted by eating food that contains Omega-3 fatty acids or taking supplements of them. 

Recovery from Opioid Addiction in Newark, DE

If you would like to find out more about our body’s natural opiates and learn how to successfully recover from opioid addiction reach out to the American Treatment Network in Newark, DE, or Havertown, PA. At the American Treatment Network, you or a loved one can get opioid treatment help today. Contact us today.


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