Adrenaline is a hormone released by the adrenal glands and a small number of neurons in the brain. It initiates the fight or flight response and is responsible for causing dramatic physiological symptoms. Here is what you need to know about the effects of adrenaline on health and performance.
Stress and Anxiety
Too much adrenaline at the wrong times and in the wrong situations can cause intense stress and anxiety. It can cause irregular heartbeats, digestion problems, nausea, and emotional distress.
However, if the body releases adrenaline at the right times, it can have advantageous athletic effects and health benefits. It’s important to train yourself to feel excitement and stimulation at the right times. You can do this through a combination of mindfulness and physical training.
Increased Blood Flow
Adrenaline causes the heart to beat faster and the veins and arteries to relax. This enhances blood flow around the body which improves muscle performance as it makes sure they get all the nutrients they need.
Adrenaline can also help your body to reach its peak in terms of performance. It can make you perform quicker, stronger, and increase endurance.
If you can release adrenaline at the right times, it will help you get fired up before a big game, competition, or workout session.