The Pineal Gland is found in the center of your forehead directly in the middle of the brains right and left hemispheres and is sometimes referred to, in many eastern countries as the ‘Third Eye’. The Pineal Gland is part of the body’s endocrine system, which can be defined as: ‘ A system of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone directly into the bloodstream to regulate the body.’
In many places all over the world, this tiny little gland is commonly known as a bizarre and mysterious part of the body and is considered to be a link between the physical and spiritual worlds. It also has very important physical functions.
The physical appearance of the Pineal Gland is a very small reddish-grey pine cone which is the reason for the name. This tiny gland is the only part of the brain which has not been cut off by the ‘blood-brain barrier’. The ‘Blood-brain barrier’ is the division within the central nervous system of the brains extracellular fluid and the circulating blood. The main reason for this odd little gland is that it produces the hormone known as ‘Melatonin’. Melatonin regulates the biological and sleep rhythms of the body. Melatonin can be defined as an antioxidant hormone. Antioxidants prevent oxidation in the body. Melatonin helps to reconstruct the damaging effects of free radicals within the body. Most people, who have trouble sleeping, could use melatonin supplements to help them sleep, these are widely available. In addition to Melatonin, the Pineal gland also produces a compound called ‘Pinoline’. This is the product of Melatonin once it has been metabolized. This compound also scavenges for free radicals like Melatonin itself.
There have been many interesting articles found in newspapers and on general news boards all over the world about the relation between fluoride and the Pineal Gland. Some believe that there is a conspiracy between all governments as the regular drinking water all over the world contains quite a large amount of fluoride. Fluoride is extremely damaging to Pineal Gland. Fluoride is not only found in regular tap water but a large amount is used by dentists and found in toothpastes. The ingestion of fluoride, can lead to the calcification of the pineal gland. This is very detrimental to the production of melatonin and the regular body and sleep rhythms. These rhythms are known by some cultures to open the gateway to the spiritual world so by damaging the pineal gland this can prevent the population from producing melatonin, thus causing problems with sleep patterns and preventing a connection with this unique spiritual world.