Hormones

Dopamine – is a neurotransmitter that’s released when you feel happy or excited. Food and Sex are common stimulants. Anything that makes you feel ‘good’ increases the level of dopamine in your body – including coffee and addictive drugs.

Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) – is a hormone and a neurotransmitter and forms a crucial component of the fight-or-flight response.

An adrenaline rush is the fight or flight response of the adrenal gland, in which it releases adrenaline (epinephrine). When releasing adrenaline, one’s body releases dopamine and endorphin which can act as a natural pain killer. An adrenaline rush causes the muscles to perform respiration at an increased rate improving strength.

Endorphins are endogenous opioid peptides that function as neurotransmitters. They are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exerciseexcitementpainconsumption of spicy foodlove and orgasm, and they resemble the opiates in their abilities to produce analgesia and our feeling well, comfortable and relaxed. They function as “natural pain killers”.

Oxytocin  acts as a neuromodulator in the brain.

Oxytocin plays roles in sexual reproduction, in particular during and after childbirth.

Recent studies have begun to investigate oxytocin’s role in various behaviors, including orgasmsocial recognitionpair bondinganxiety, and maternal behaviors.[2] For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the “love hormone”.

Serotonin /ˌsɛrəˈtnɨn/ or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a monoamine neurotransmitter. Biochemically derived from tryptophan, serotonin is primarily found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, platelets, and in the central nervous system (CNS) of animals and humans. It is popularly thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness.

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