Many types of hormones flow in the body, which help you in controlling various functions of the body. All these hormones should be in a balanced quantity in the body. Decrease or increase of these hormones can cause many types of harm to the body. One of these hormones of the body is endorphin hormone. This hormone is secreted by the pituitary gland. By having balanced endorphin hormones in the body, your mind remains happy and healthy. Therefore, many people also call it “happy hormone”. At the same time, due to its deficiency in the body, a person starts feeling sad.In this article we will learn in detail about what endorphin hormone is, its importance and how to increase it etc.

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  1. What Is Endorphin Hormone?
  2. Importance Of Endorphins
  3. What Happens When Endorphin Hormone Decreases?
  4. How To Increase Endorphin Hormone?
  5. Summary
Doctors for Endorphins: Nature's Own Happiness Booster

Endorphin is a chemical produced by the body to relieve stress and pain. It acts like a drug called opioid in your body. Opioid medication relieves pain and produces a feeling of euphoria. Sometimes this medicine is also used after surgery or for short-term relief from pain.

According to studies, opioids act like special receptors in the body, which block pain signals. Scientists observed that some natural chemicals in the body act like opioid drugs. Endorphin is one of those natural chemicals.

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It has been proved in many studies that endorphin hormone has great importance in our body. The presence of endorphins in the body is beneficial in removing many problems. Endorphin hormones can relieve pain, restlessness and stress etc. Let us know the importance of endorphins-

  • Helpful in reducing pain and discomfort
  • Reduce stress, depression and anxiety
  • Helpful in reducing swelling
  • Help improve mood
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Effective in supporting a healthy immune system
  • Effective in enhancing memory and cognitive function

The presence of endorphin hormone has many such benefits for the body. In such a situation, you may also suffer loss due to low levels of endorphins. 

Therefore, keep the endorphin hormones balanced in the body.

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Low endorphin levels in the body can cause problems like depression and headache. At the same time, when the level of endorphin in a person's body decreases significantly, then this condition can have a negative impact on the health of the person. Research is still ongoing on the relationship between endorphins and health conditions.


Due to low levels of endorphin in the body, a person may suffer from depression. According to an article in the American Journal of Psychiatry, opioid treatment can be beneficial in relieving the problem of depression. Another article suggests that higher levels of endorphins in the body are effective in reducing symptoms of depression.


Low endorphin levels in the body can cause the problem of fibromyalgia. A person suffering from this problem shows symptoms like prolonged pain all over the body, spots on the skin and pain due to touch, stiffness in the muscles, sleep problems and fatigue. Another study showed that the symptoms of fibromyalgia can be reduced by increasing endorphins in the body.

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Chronic Headache

Low endorphin levels in the body can cause chronic headaches. Some research shows that endorphin imbalance can cause depression. Because of this you continue to suffer from chronic headaches.

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You can increase the level of endorphin hormones through regular exercise, yoga and meditation. Come, let us know some easy ways to increase endorphin hormone-

Exercise Regularly

Anxiety and stress can be reduced by exercising regularly, because exercise releases endorphin hormones in the body. It has been proven in many studies that doing physical activity can increase the feeling of excitement i.e. endorphins in the body.

Researchers used positron emission tomography (PET) scans to look at the athletes' brains before and after exercise. He noticed that after exercise, there was an increase in endorphin hormones in the athlete's body. Not only this, exercising regularly improves your mood and increases endorphins. Some health experts recommend regular exercise to reduce mild depression and anxiety. By exercising regularly, many of your other problems can also be solved. One study says that it can improve some symptoms of depression.

To Help Others

Volunteering, donating and helping others can also make a person feel good. According to researchers at the National Institute of Health, people who donated money to a charity found greater peace of mind. This can improve the level of endorphins in the body.

Yoga And Meditation

Meditation and yoga can also free you from stress. This may partially increase endorphin release. According to some research, yoga and meditation can reduce stress and increase the level of endorphin hormones in the body.

Spice Food

If people who like spicy food get their favorite food, the level of endorphin hormone increases in their body. According to research, eating spicy food causes a sensation of pain in the mouth, which indicates an increase in the level of endorphins in the body.

Dark Chocolate

Research shows that eating dark chocolate can increase endorphin levels in the body. Actually, cocoa powder and chocolate contain chemicals called flavonoids, which are very beneficial for the brain.

A 2017 review found that eating chocolate may increase endorphin hormone levels. However, these days, many types of adulteration begin to occur in the chocolate in the market. There is only a nominal amount of actual cocoa in these. At the same time, the amount of sugar and fat is quite high.Consuming chocolate can be good for you to improve endorphin levels and mood. However, the cocoa content in these chocolates should be at least 70 percent and the amount of fat and sugar should be low.


Laughing is very beneficial for health. It has been proved in many researches that laughing can increase the level of endorphins in the body. A 2017 study found that social laughter releases endorphins in the brain.

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It is important to have endorphin hormone in the body. Due to its deficiency, a person may suffer from depression and anxiety disorders. Therefore, there is a great need to improve endorphin levels. If you want to increase the level of endorphin hormones in your body, then exercise, meditate and consume dark chocolate regularly. You will get a lot of benefit from this.

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