How Red Light Supports Serotonin and Pineal Gland Health
Red light therapy reaches the core, the cell nucleus.
A healthy body is made up of healthy cells. When our cells are healthy, they have sufficient energy and can work hard for us.
How exactly does that work?
Our cells produce energy, but they also need energy themselves. That energy is created by power plants called mitochondria . You have several hundred to thousands per cell. You can feed the cells of your heart, hair, eyes, nails and all your other body cells with food, but also with light.
Most of us tend to lack this in autumn and winter. In spring and summer there is enough light to provide the cells with energy, but the light ages your skin. Thanks to modern technology, it is possible to choose only the best, most health-giving frequencies of the sun.
What Is The Pineal Gland?
The pineal gland is also called the epiphysis and is a small hormone gland located below the cerebral cortex in the brain.
The pineal gland owes its special name to its shape. The gland is shaped like a pinecone and is about the size of a grain of rice. There are two ways to look at the pineal gland. These are the biological and spiritual way. This small gland has an important biological function in our body, but is also seen as an important part of human spirituality.
The biological function of the pineal gland
The pineal gland is a small gland but has many important functions including playing a part in our energy levels, our overall mood and immune system. The gland is also responsible for the production of melatonin. Light from the eyes reaches the pineal gland via an impulse current, under the influence of which the gland converts the neurotransmitter serotonin into the hormone melatonin. The less light that enters through the current, the more melatonin is produced.
Melatonin is essential for the functioning of the biological clock . It ensures that the body runs in time with the day and night rhythm. The gland is the most important link in the sleep-wake rhythm and is important for falling asleep and staying asleep.
In addition, melatonin controls the recovery and rebuilding of the body and has anti-oxidative properties that help the bodyprotects against too many free radicals.
The spiritual meaning of the pineal gland
In addition to a biological function, the pineal gland also has a spiritual significance. In centuries-old traditions and by various natural peoples, the pineal gland was called ‘the third eye’. The gland was seen as the gateway between the material and spiritual worlds.
The third eye is an energetic eye that allows us to see things that cannot be perceived by the physical senses and, within many religions and cultures, represents the highest consciousness that humans can achieve. A certain feeling that something is wrong or that there is danger without actually perceiving it would indicate that the third eye is giving a warning.
An active pineal gland may lead to stronger intuition, more creativity, a better sense of emotions and more vivid dreams. There are several ways to activate the pineal gland or to open the third eye. There are visualization exercises for this, but the right diet could also help. A link has been suggested between the functioning of the pineal gland and nutrition.
It is important to avoid alcohol, white flour, refined sugars and artificial sweeteners, and dairy products also do not seem to promote the functioning of the spiritual gland. On the other hand, spinach, broccoli, avocado and cucumber, among others, are said to have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the gland.
Is your metabolism a little slow?
Severe diets, especially when combined with exercise, can teach the body to make do with fewer calories, but this can backfire as the body clings to those calories, making it harder to lose weight.
As our bodies and cells age, they become less efficient at producing the proteins that helps them repair and rejuvenate themselves. Red light therapy can help to boost the production of new cells. Studies have suggested that red light therapy can support the health of the pineal gland by increasing melatonin production, regulating the circadian rhythm, and improving sleep quality. This can be achieved by applying red light therapy to the forehead and scalp.
This can be especially helpful if you’re struggling with getting a good night’s sleep or who need to reset their cycles due to jet lag or working a dreaded nightshift.
The benefits of red light therapy for the pineal gland go beyond that and also help regulate other hormones and functions in the body that are influenced by the pineal gland.
Light naturally stimulates the pineal gland and is activated via the optic nerve, which in turn increases serotonin production. As the sun sets, the necessary serotonin that the pineal gland produces during the day shifts into melatonin. Without enough melatonin, sleep becomes disrupted and fragmented.
Blue blocking were a big help to me, you may want to consider trying blue blocking glasses if you’re having getting sleepy naturally in the evenings.