The pineal gland is a small, pea-shaped gland in the brain. Its function is not fully understood. However, Researchers do know that it produces and regulates some hormones, including melatonin.
Melatonin is best known for the role it plays in regulating sleep patterns, which are also called circadian rhythms.
What is pineal gland responsible for?
The main function of the pineal gland is to receive and convey information about the current light-dark cycle from the environment and, consequently, produce and secrete melatonin cyclically at night (dark period).
Why pineal gland is known as third eye?
The name “third eye” comes from the pineal gland’s primary function of “letting in light and darkness’, just as our two eyes do. This gland is the melatonin-secreting neuroendocrine organ containing light-sensitive cells that control the circadian rhythm.
Can you live without a pineal gland?
Most people take it for granted — maintaining a consistent schedule from day to day. Without it, the body would struggle to sleep and wake at the same time, and might not know how to respond to changes in light levels properly.
Does Toothpaste affect pineal gland?
Fluoride, found in drinking water and many big brand toothpastes, is one such substance that has numerous negative side effects on the body, including the pineal gland.
What food has the highest melatonin?
Eggs and fish are higher melatonin-containing food groups in animal foods, whereas in plant foods, nuts are with the highest content of melatonin.
Hevar Burhan Hama
Faculty of Dentistry – TIU – Erbil