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What is the Pineal Gland, and How to Detox It

WIKI - Pineal Gland1Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

The pineal gland, an endocrine gland located in the brain, is said to be the seat of the soul. Also referred to as the Third Eye, this small gland is believed to be involved in reaching higher levels of consciousness, acting as a gateway to dimensions beyond our brain-created reality. To learn more about the pineal gland, see: What is the Pineal Gland?

For the people that seek to fully activate their spiritual potential and tap into the power of the pineal gland, one must begin by strengthening its function though detoxification and proper nutrition. Researchers are finding that in many people, due to our poor diet with pesticide and chemical-laden foods and environmental toxins such as fluoride in our water, the pineal gland and our entire bodies are becoming exposed to many more toxins and nano-organisms than ever before. These form calcium shells around themselves for protection from our immune systems which has resulted in calcification of the pineal gland, a build-up of calcium phosphate crystals in various parts of the human body. Many of us have a pineal gland that is already completely calcified. This does not fare well when we try to tap into the esoteric capabilities of this gland through yoga practice, meditation, using plant medicines such as ayahuasca, and so forth. The process of detoxification is an essential place to start if we want to exploit our full spiritual capabilities.

Below is a list, in no particular order, of 8 supplements that will boost your pineal gland function, help in its decalcification, and support you on your journey of personal and spiritual cultivation. Some of the supplements offer similar results, so it is up to you to decide which combination of supplements will work best for you.

1. Melatonin

The pineal gland already produces the hormone melatonin, which affects the body’s circadian rhythms of waking and sleeping. Melatonin is also associated with relaxation and visualization, and people often take melatonin supplements as a sleep aid or to help overcome jet-lag due to travel. When purchasing melatonin supplements, make sure the products are plant-based and not animal tested. It is suggested that you always start with the smallest dosage possible and do not use any melatonin supplement for longer than three months.

Recommended products:

NOW Foods Melatonin 5mg Vcaps

Natrol Liquid Melatonin

2. Oregano Oil and Neem Extract

Both oregano oil and neem extract help in the purification process, helping to remove existing calcification within the pineal gland, in addition to purifying the body’s systems, especially the endocrine system. Neem has been used in this way in India for thousands of years. In the western world, oregano oil is also becoming a holistic way of fortifying the immune support system. In the longer term, both of these supplements will act as a natural antibiotic against new calcium shells created by nanobacteria.

Recommended products:

Joy of the Mountains Oregano Oil (100% Certified Organic)

Wild Oregano Oil, Super Strength, 100% Organic

Neem Aura Neem Leaf Extract

Theraneem Organix Supercritical Extract of Neem Leaf Softgel Capsules


The Cure Is in the Cupboard: How to Use Wild Oregano for Better Health

3. Raw Cacao

Raw, organic chocolate in its purest form can help detoxify the pineal gland because of cacao’s high antioxidant content. Cacao will also help stimulate the third eye.

Recommended products:

Alive and Aware Certified Organic Raw Cacao Nibs

Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder, Organic

Earth Circle Organics Verified Raw Balinese Cacao Powder

4. Chlorophyll-rich Superfoods

Supplements like spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass and blue-green algae are examples of chlorophyll-rich superfoods that offer similar benefits to eating leafy greens but with much more nutrition packed into a small serving. These supplements assist in the decalcification of the pineal gland due to their strong detoxification properties.

Recommended products:

Ultimate Superfoods Raw Chlorella/Spirulina Tablets

NuSci Organic Spirulina Powder

Mercola Organic Broken Cell Wall Chlorella

Swanson Greenfoods  100% Certified Organic Chlorella Powder

Klamath Blue Green Algae Capsules

Rejuvenate Forever Organic Wheatgrass Growing Kit


The Green Foods Bible: Everything You Need to Know about Barley Grass, Wheatgrass, Kamut, Chlorella, Spirulina and More

The Wheatgrass Book: How to Grow and Use Wheatgrass to Maximize Your Health and Vitality

5. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

A natural detoxifier, raw apple cider vinegar helps decalcify the pineal gland due to its malic acid properties. Malic acid is an organic compound that gives fruits their sour taste. When taken as a supplement, it supports the digestive system and helps the body detoxify. Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits, many of which are listed here. Ensure that the brand you buy is raw and packaged in a glass container.

Recommended products:

Bragg Apple Cidar Vinegar, Organic Raw Unflavored


The Healing Powers of Vinegar: A Complete Guide to Nature’s Most Remarkable Remedy

6. Iodine

Many of us have been exposed to sodium fluoride due to fluoridation of our water systems, and this has also resulted in the calcification of the pineal gland. Iodine, naturally occurring in plants such as seaweed, effectively improves the removal of sodium fluoride via urine. Unfortunately, the Western diet has left us deficient of this vital mineral while our bodies need it most. To avoid calcium deficiency when taking iodine supplements, a diet incorporating many organic foods such as kale, broccoli, almonds, oranges, flax seed, sesame seeds, dill, thyme and other dried herbs is recommended. It is suggested that a non-GMO lecithin supplement is also taken to compliment iodine intake.

Recommended products:

Detoxadine: High-Quality Daily Iodine Supplement from Global Healing

Now Foods Kelp capsules with Natural Iodine

Annie Chun’s Seaweed Snacks, Roasted Wasabi

Now Foods Sunflower Lecithin

7. Organic Blue Ice Skate Fish Oil and Activator X (Vitamin K1/K2)

If you’d like to take a natural supplement to decalcify your pineal gland, organic blue ice skate fish oil may be one of the most powerful options out there. This oil contains Activator X – a detoxifier discovered by Weston Price that combines Vitamins K1 and K2 – which allows for the body to remove calcium from various locations throughout the body, such as the pineal gland and the arteries. Instead of eliminating the excess calcium, as iodine does, Activator X places it in areas where calcium is most needed, such as bones and teeth. It has been reported to reverse damage done by calcification which results in diseases such as atherosclerosis and osteoporosis. It also helps reverse tooth decay. It is suggested that Activator X supplements are be taken with Vitamin A and D3.

Recommended products:

Green Pastures Fermented Skate Liver Oil Capsules

Green Pastures X-Factor Gold High-vitamin Butter Oil

Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil / Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend – Capsules


Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life

8. Boron/Borax

Another good supplement that can be used to remove fluoride from the human body is the mineral Boron. It is naturally present in beets, which can be eaten raw, steamed, cooked as well as in a powder supplement. It is also present in other foods, such as dried plums. Borax is an inexpensive source of boron that can be bought in most grocery stores.

Recommended products:

TwinLab – Tri-Boron Capsules

Liquid Ionic Minerals Boron

Frontier Natural Products Organic Beet Powder

Made In Nature Organic Plums, Pitted, Dried and Unsulfured

What Else Can Help Boost Your Pineal Gland Function?

In addition to the supplements listed above, there are many foods that help decalcify and improve the function of the pineal gland, while detoxifying other parts of the body. These include: cilantro, tamarind, Goji berries, watermelon, bananas, honey, coconut oil, hemp seeds, seaweed, Noni Juice, garlic, Chaga mushroom, raw lemon juice. Pineal gland decalcification can also be gained by eating more alkaline foods. See a list of such foods here: Alkaline Foods to Help Decalcify the Pineal Gland.

About the Author

Anna Hunt is a staff writer for and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She and her husband run a preparedness e-store outlet at, offering GMO-free storable food and emergency kits. Anna is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor at Atenas Yoga. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here.


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  • Free Spirit

    This is why the Pineal Gland should always be opened in context with spiritual practice to avoid the concerns that Ziggy has/had – and why just quoting a part of someones book out of context is irresponsible.

    Read this blog here:-

    Which includes the following advisory:-

    Important Notes:- The Pineal Gland is the 6th chakra and lies above the throat chakra. The throat chakra represents truth, integrity and living the wisdom of the heart.

    Thus a strong life in ethics is essential before considering opening the Pineal Gland.

    An ethical life involves being free from the tendency to cheat, control, manipulate or steal in all forms (both subtle and overt). It also calls for sexual and emotional responsibility and naturally the freedom from the karma of eating the flesh of animals. Opening the Pineal Gland without a proper grounding in ethics and emotional stability can cause extreme lower astral interferences that can be detrimental to health and well-being.

    Thus activating the Pineal Gland and exploring the other worlds must always be done in the context of living a strong and grounded spiritual life. Outside of spiritual context Pineal Gland Activation will just invoke fear, confusion, lower astral interference and the potential for severe karmic healing crisis. Opening the Pineal Gland for ‘kicks’ or from a state of karmic impurity is unwise and not recommended. Those who undergo the Pineal Gland Cleansing Protocols take full responsibility of the state of their lives. The full process for spiritual awakening and integration is detailed in Keys to Immortality and includes full instruction for clearing attachments to lower astral entities.

  • Free Spirit

    What Spiritual Scientist does not mention is that a lot of the blog is my own work – parts of my book Keys to Immortality and Love on the Shores of a Distant World He also did not mention that ‘with intent’ he decided to take my work (from an E-Book) and make it available to the public without my consent. In the process of getting proper accreditation for my part in writing the blog – I was threatened by Spiritual Scientist. To quote him “You are treading on very dangerous ground my friend, and you actually don’t know who you are dealing with.”

  • warbaby

    To Ziggy, I have heard this many times. I think this life is to become comfortable with all the new revelations going on and only in another life will we progress to higher alters.

  • i would like to state that the above is all true! but would like to warn others attempting to awaken their “third eye”. some years ago i became vegan only ate organic food and practise meditation, i soon found myself bombarded with what appeared to be psychic messages and visions i soon started giving readings to people and they said they were accurate this then lead to me being invited into a circle of mediums, all seemed to be going well, until my behaviour started to become more and more irrasional and bizarre, i found that i was completely out of control like i had no grip on reality as if i were a puppet working for some kind of higher power, to be honest i felt completely insane, i was living on another plain of existance talking with spirits comunicating with trees telepathically and constantly on some sort of cursade within my own mind! i began to realise i was wasting my life and while im on this planet i would like to enjoy it and what ever lies beyond should be experienced at a more appropeate time i.e when i die and pass over! i still practise relaxation meditations and deep breathing exersises as they are great for relieving stress, but have stopped all third eye meditations as i found that they only lead to more stress and in my case complete insanity! so if you are thinking about going down this path think very carefully

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for your advise, and i suggest to you to read more, any good book, so you will improve your orthography, as i did.

    • Bobby Kane

      What a fraud. “The medical profession” described in the article is Wikipedia. Stop manipulating people with unsupported claims. The Pineal Gland is an interesting organ of the brain, but let’s not repeat a 17th century mistake (of Descartes’) and attribute magical qualities to something for our own selfish benefit.

      • Connor

        This is all real. It has to be.
        Years ago scientists conducted an experiment on DMT. They had several people take it, and then they would ask the people what happened to them after they sobered up. There was one universal theme that popped up in all of their trips. They all saw giant celestial insects or pray mantis of some sort. This basically proves that the chemicals in our brains is what causes us to see the reality before us. When under the influence of DMT, you can actually see the hidden world ie. all of the energy that’s flowing around us, but invisible to the human eye.

    • Anonymous


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