Symptoms of Comfort (Support Your Endorphins!)

July 31, 2022
Chris Engen


Let's focus on the desired outcome rather than the negative symptom. Humans have the need for comfort (absence of distress, emotional and physical pain). There is one amino acid that can really help support your natural painkillers - endorphins - so you are comforted, feel rewarded and wrapped in a warm blanket. Read on ...

Endorphins are chemicals your body releases when it feels pain or stress. They're released during pleasurable activities such as exercise, massage, sex and other activities including eating food. Endorphins help relieve pain, reduce stress and improve your sense of well-being.Optimal Endorphin levels mean you are able to handle the pain in life, feel content, manage your emotional response to situations and do not crave an escape or numbing experience by using alcohol or opiates to “get out of yourself”.

Endorphins are our “Natural Painkillers”. They are released by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in response to pain or stress; relieve pain and create a general feeling of well-being. The name comes from the term "endogenous morphine." "Endogenous" is used, because they’re produced in our bodies. Morphine refers to the opioid painkiller whose actions they mimic.

To support your Endorphins, you will definitely want to try D-Phenylalanine.  DPA is the “Protector”, a synthetic amino acid that protects your endorphin chains from being degraded by enzymes. When using this amino acid, you will start at 500 mg, and build from there, adding another 500 mg dose every 5-10 minutes until you feel a “warm hug”.

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