We’ve got a thymus plush now! This incredible gland is an important part of the immune system, it works hardest in young bodies and declines after puberty. The thymus, located inside your chest, nestled between your lungs, provides a place for T-cells to mature before they go out and kick some virus, bacteria or parasite booty. Thanks, Thymus! Also, if you’ve ever eaten sweetbreads, that’s the (not human) thymus you’re munching on.

The pineal is a teeny endocrine gland deep inside your brain🧠 that modulates sleep-wake and seasonal cycles! Melatonin is the sleepy substance 💤 that regulates circadian rhythms and gets you to bed. Descartes thought the pineal was the seat of the human soul. The gland is also thought to be the third eye 👁and is named for its pine cone-like shape. If you need a bed buddy, check out our sleep-inducing brand new pineal plush!

St. Pituitary and St. Pineal wish you a Happy 🍀 St. Patty’s day 🍀 filled with endocrine gland gold. May the luck of these brain buddies be with you!

Pineal Gland is new to the Guts Gang and will be available in the shop starting next week!

Human Hormones - List of All HormonesHumans make and circulate over 50 hormones, thanks to your  amazing endocrine network of glands. Hormones travel through the blood to help different organs talk to each other. The pea-sized pituitary gland, located in the brain, controls the release of seven different hormones that regulate sex drive, hunger and growth. Credit to the Word Cloud Generator for generating this graphic.