Have you ever heard of a gland referred to as the “third eye”?
You may or may not heard of it. This gland is called the pineal gland and is sometimes called the “third eye” because it looks very similar to a human eye.
The pineal gland is reddish-gray color and is a small pea-sized gland shaped like a pinecone located between your left and right hemispheres of your brain.
Of the endocrine gland functions, the pineal gland’s function was the last one to be discovered. It contains mainly pinealocytes, which are cells that produce the hormone melatonin and glial cells.
Melatonin is responsible for regulating our daily and seasonal circadian rhythms. And glial cells are a particular type of brain cells that support neurons. Source.
Now that you have some basic understanding of what the pineal gland is. Next, I will discuss the following in detail:
- What are the functions of the pineal glands?
- What are the causes of pineal gland calcification?
- How to decalcify the pineal gland naturally with MSM?
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What Are The Functions Of The Pineal Gland?
The primary role of the pineal gland is to produce and secrete melatonin. Melatonin has various functions. It plays a vital role in our body’s biological clock because it helps to regulate our sleep-wake cycle known as the circadian rhythm.
Circadian rhythm is basically a 24-hour internal clock that is running in the background of your brain to help regulate feelings of sleepiness and wakefulness.
It tells our bodies when to sleep, rise, eat, digest, and also responsible for regulating many other physiological processes, such as hormone r