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The Pineal gland secretes melatonin (through the conversion of serotonin) which activates the pituitary gland to release MSH (melanocyte stimulating hormone). It is in the melanocytes that melanin is produced. The Pineal gland is the first gland developed in your body, and appears in homo-sapiens a mere 3 weeks after conception. There are 5 things that the Pineal gland is responsible for: Inner Eye – Sensing light and darkness Biological Clock – Tell our bodies when to do its functions Pacemaker – Sets the pace or rhythm for the body Compass – Helps us orient ourselves Production and Secretion of 2 biologically key hormones: The Pineal gland is responsible for producing & secreting the hormones Serotonin & Melatonin. Serotonin is secreted during the daylight hours, Melatonin is secreted in night time hours. These hormones work inversely. The Pineal gland is influenced by several things that allow it to function properly: Light, more specifically natural sunlight Temperature Food, particularly green raw vegetable (because of chlorophyll, which is plant melanin) Sleep, this is particularly important for the production of Melatonin. Science has shown a direct correlation between night and the secretion of the hormone Melatonin, it reaches it's max at midnight. It is important to note that Melatonin is meant to be produced and secreted at night while sleep. Therefore, a decrease in Melatonin or too much Melatonin production during the daylight can cause depression. http://www.kevinhinkle.com/pineal-gland-melatonin-melanin.html
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