The ECS and the Runner's High

November 11, 2015

For many years it has been thought that the "runner's high" comes from the endorphins in the human body produced by the endorphin system. The endorphin system is the system of receptors that opioids activate to help manage acute pain.


However, based on recent studies, it is now believed that the runner's high is due to a rush of endocannabinoids produced by the human body when a certain heart rate level is achieved and maintained for a certain period of time.


This is a good example of how the ECS acts as a reward system for proper activation. As the body exercises, it is rewarded with a feeling of bliss. This is the body's way of reinforcing said behavior.


The latest evidence of the "runner's high" effect comes from the National Academy of Sciences. 

The study they found that wheel running increased endocannabinoids and reduced both anxiety and sensation of pain in mice.





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