The pineal gland: small organ with big impact

Grafic of the pineal gland and the way, melatonin is produced under the influence of light.
Source: Ma Z, Yang Y, Fan C, et al. Melatonin as a potential anticarcinogen for non-small-cell lung cancer. Oncotarget. 2016;7(29):46768–46784. doi:10.18632/oncotarget.8776. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5216835/

The pineal gland in your brain measures only a few millimeters, but it controls important processes in the human body. With the help of the hormone melatonin, the pineal gland controls the human internal clock and thus the circadian rhythm. Melatonin also plays an important role in the immune system and is therefore of particular interest to patients with autoimmune diseases. Find out more about the importance…