Depleted supplies of “feel good” transmitters means it will be impossible for you to feel happy, upbeat, motivated or on track. You will feel just the opposite: A decrease in energy and interest, feelings of worthlessness and a pervasive sense of helplessness to control the course of your life.
In addition to a change in mood, some scientists say that endorphins make our immune system stronger, lower blood pressure and could even slow down our body’s aging process.
Endorphins have anti-aging effect by removing Superoxide: The oxygen coming into the body from breathing can change into a Superoxide. This is one of the biggest enemies for human causing diseases and aging.
Some scientists claim that Endorphins can remove this harmful Superoxide by facilitating the production of ‘SOD’ (Superoxide Dismutase). This is possible because the Endorphins can keep the brain cells young and healthy. SOD is the enzyme which neutralized the toxicity of the harmful Superoxide. Therefore Endorphins have anti-aging effect.
Scientists now know of at least seven chemicals in the endorphin family that have effects on memory and learning. Endorphins, according to neuroscientists, “serve as the body’s ‘natural reward system,’ providing us with a rush of pleasure whenever we learn something or act in some way that is conducive to our survival as a species.” This means that new belief system designed to effect desirable behavior changes, if presented to the mind when it is flooded with endorphins, may be perceived as beneficial and adopted as such.
You can improve your memory by the help of endorphins because they can keep the brain cells young and healthy. They will help you to maintain a harmonious relationship with your colleagues. You will also be able to think creatively and have more endurance
Endorphins enhance our immune system: When they are secreted, they activate natural killer cells (NK cells) and thereby increase our immune system. Under stress, your immunocompetence is reduced remarkably. NK cells are likely to lose their effects under stress. NK cells, which take responsibility for the immune system by killing defective cells, also have the ability to kill cancer cells.
Endorphins are anti-stress hormones: The ability to cope with the stress is in proportion to the endorphins levels we have in our body. We will encounter great difficulties in removing our stress unless sufficient amounts of endorphins are released.
The release of endorphins lowers the blood pressure, a major indicator in heart disease, and has even been implicated in the fight against cancer. During stress, people who secrete endorphins have lower heart rate reactivity.
Chronic anger can have serious consequences on our health , resulting in hypertension, increased cholesterol levels, damaged or blocked arteries, aggravated heart disease, increased susceptibility to infection ( due to depressed immune system), and longer recovery time from major traumas to the body. When acted out, anger can result in physical violence inflicted on others, and when internalized inwards, anger can result in depression, and may lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as alcohol or substance misuse.
Endorphins play an important role in reducing depression According to the Mayo Clinic, endorphins, nature’s free gift to us, is one way to alleviate depression Dr. Laskowski, with the Mayo Clinic says that, “Endorphins are the body’s natural pain reliever.” And while endorphins are known for their ability to reduce physical pain, sometimes as effective as a dose of morphine, many people do not realize that they also play a key role in reducing anxiety and depression too.
The increase in norepinephrine causes adrenaline to be released and the reduction of serotonin makes sleep difficult to impossible. It is important to note that serotonin is a sleep enabling Neuro-transmitter, not a sleep inducing one. A lack of serotonin makes sleep very hard to achieve. Once the serotonin becomes available, the body demands the sleep it now badly needs. As levels are restored, you notice that you sleep better, think more clearly, are slower to anger, feel more at peace and relaxed. You find you’re more positive, focused and motivated. These feelings begin to replace negative thoughts, hopelessness and depression.
“CES is known to increase levels of the brain Neuro-transmitters norepinephrine and dopamine, both associated with alertness and feelings of pleasure. Interestingly, serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine are the same Neuro-transmitters that most antidepressant medications attempt to activate.”
Cranial electrical stimulation (CES) devices are thought to raise alpha waves, raise blood levels of endorphins and increase conversion of amino acids into the brain’s Neuro-transmitters.