4 Hormones in your body that keep you positive and happy

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 15, 2016

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Quick Bites

  • Everything we feel is because of hormones.
  • Body releases chemicals in the form of hormones to trigger a sense of feeling.
  • Some hormones help us feel fear or pain.
  • Following hormones help us feel love, happiness and other positive feelings.

Have you ever wondered about the science behind your reactions at different situations? Do you know all the emotions and feelings that you go through are a result of chemical reactions that take place inside your body.  These reactions are responsible for making you feel negative emotions including sadness or anger or positive emotions such as happiness and love. Here are some hormones that keep you happy and positive. Take a look!

Happy hormone


Endorphines are natural pain killers

Endorphines are considered as the natural painkillers because they block pain. If you workout in the gym, you would know that exercises release endorphines, but you probably don’t know the reason behind this. Did you know that endorphones helped our ancestors to run through the pain and get away from the predators? Since, time has changed and we are not surrounded by the dangers of predators, we only produce endorphines when we engage ourselves in anaerobic exercises.


Serotonin reduces pain

The happy hormone is known to regulate mood, process of sleep-wake cycle and temperature. In addition, it also controls your appetite and reduces your sensitivity to pain.


Dopamine controls pleasure centers

It’s a neurotransmitter that not only helps control your brain but also controls the pleasure centres. It keeps you mentally alert, you can work hard to achieve your goals. It keeps you focused on your goals.


Oxytocin increases feelings of love

Oxytocin, popularly known as the love hormone, is released in large amounts  not only during sexual intercourse and childbirth but also with other affectionate physical contact, like hugging. kissing. Oxytocin also increases feelings of love and reduces anxiety.



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