Definition of Endorphins:

Natural polypeptide opiate-like substances in the brain.  One function of endorphins is the suppression of pain.

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Aerobic Exercise Need

...the condition
“...Vigorous exercise causes your pituitary gland to release endorphins, which in turn produce a feeling of euphoria and a general state of well-being...”

Cluster Headaches

...the condition
“...The hypothalamus is also involved in the regulation of many important hormones, including serotonin, norepinephrine, and cortisol (stress hormones), melatonin (related to sleep), and beta endorphins (involved with pain)...”
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“...May help alleviate chronic pain by increasing endorphin activity (the body s natural painkillers).”

Gamma Oryzanol

...as a treatment
“...Some evidence suggests that gamma oryzanol increases testosterone levels, stimulates the release of endorphins (pain-relieving substances made in the body), and promotes the growth of lean muscle tissue...”


...as a treatment
“...It is a powerful analgesic known to increase the body's endorphin levels.  Germanium deficiency is not recognized but is usually characterized by conditions such as infection, heart disease, increased cholesterol levels, osteoporosis, cancer, arthritis and...”

LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone

...as a treatment
“...By blocking opioid receptors, naltrexone also blocks the reception of the opioid hormones (endorphins) that the brain and adrenal glands produce...”
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Low Back Pain

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“The brain responds to pain signals by producing and activating morphine-like hormones called endorphins.  This pain relief effect lasts for about 30 hours (longer than known analgesics), and without side-effects when given frequently...”


...as a treatment
“...number of research studies show that massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (thus enhancing medical treatment...”


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“...Important for proper growth in infants, nitrogen balance in adults, healthy nails and skin and the synthesis of taurine, cysteine, phosphatidylcholine (lecithin), bile, carnitine and endorphins.  It is an antioxidant nutrient and lipotropic agent which promotes the physiological utilization of fat.”


...the condition
“...Endorphins Endorphins, discovered in 1975, are substances secreted in the brain...”
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