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Endorphins are neurotransmitters (chemicals released by neurons) naturally produced by our body. They act on morphine receptors and therefore have an analgesic (pain-reducing) effect. Endorphins are released during stressful situations (psychological or physical) and play a key role in the central nervous system by influencing reward and pleasure circuits. In addition to pain-relieving effects, they reduce anxiety, stress, respiratory rate and appetite. They can cause relaxation, drowsiness or a feeling of euphoria.

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