- First they release small bursts when we feel a sense of stress. Many people feed off this rush getting through the day. This sense of urgency can get us through that hectic morning especially if it begins with uncomfortable pain. But if you can't turn it off, you'll eventually deplete the opioids, along with other vital hormones which include cortisol and DHEA.
- Second they are released when you exercise. This can take away pain in the muscles and may provide a bit of euphoria for awhile. Hence why moderate exercise is important for those suffering from fibromyalgia.
Most individuals suffering from chemical imbalance in this category have used stimulants and mind-numbing chemicals like caffeine, alcohol, pot, or food. This enables them to escape from the constant pressure they place on themselves. You are depleted in the opioid group if these descriptions apply to you:
- Your life seems incomplete.
- You feel shy with everyone but your closest friends
- You have feelings of insecurity
- You often feel unequal to others.
- When things go right you feel undeserving.
- You feel something is missing in your life.
- You occasionally feel low self-esteem.
- You feel inadequate at times as a person.
- You feel fear even if there is nothing to fear.
DL-phenylalanine is a special amino acid that can be helpful in restoring proper opioid levels. Be careful and follow directions on the bottle. If you feel rapid heartbeat, agitation, or hyperactivity, reduce or discontinue the amount.
L-glutamine increases the effectiveness of DL-phenylalanine. Must be taken on an empty stomach.