Is melatonin produced by the pineal gland? Also, is DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) produced by the pineal gland?
Yes. Melatonin and N,N DMT, both are produced by the pineal gland. Read more below.
The pineal gland is a small reddish gray gland (pea sized) situated at the center of the brain. It helps regulate our sleep wake cycle (circadian rhythm) by the hormone melatonin.
The hormone melatonin's secretion is dependent on light. Light inhibits it's secretion and it is stimulated by darkness. It is now also known to play a role in the age of attaining puberty. The lesser the hormone in blood,i.e. The more one is in light, the earlier the person is likely to attain puberty.
N,N-DMT is also produced by the pineal gland. It exists in our brain to provide consciousness.