I’m sure we’ve all had the “Don’t Do Drugs!” talk over and over, and whoever preached to you is right, drugs are bad… BUT! Our bodies have not really given us a choice in the matter of taking drugs, because it does it for us… Naturally.
The bodies drug of choice, Endorphins.
So, what are endorphins?
Endorphins are neurotransmitters. Basically, they are chemicals that help the flow of signals from one neuron to another.
There are over 20 different kind of endorphins in the body, but the main one that has shown to have effects stronger than morphine in humans is the Beta-Endorphin, or ß-Endorphin.
ß-Endorphins are released from the pituitary gland, spinal chord and some other parts of the body and mainly affect receptor cells in the part of your brain that controls pain and emotions.
Essentially, endorphins are chemicals that have the power to suppress pain and control your emotions.