“Mad Men” Hollywood star January Jones made a stir announcing she was taking placenta pills. In some offices outside the holistic health office this would seem strange and unusual. But to men and women of science there are benefits to be gained from it.
Why eat placenta
Placentophagia. Massive amounts of hormones and iron reside in an expelled placenta. In other countries besides the United States eating placenta or taking it dried in a pill form is not so unusual and a common practice. It helps to curb fatigue, speed healing, boost milk supply and lift the spirit providing nutritional and hormonal support of a new mother during a time when she needs it most.
The Journal of Nutrition and The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Peaceful parenting. Research shows that iron deficiency can cause post-partum depression and anxiety, it can be very draining on the female body. The placenta contains a boost of easily digestible iron, which is a bonus in of itself. You know this if you have ever tried to take iron in a supplement it can be very constipating, and now you have that to deal with and make you feel poorly. Research shows a boost in energy for mothers who have just given birth making recovery time shorter in duration. Taking dried placenta is a first good lone of defense.
How do you get your placenta encapsulated
There are two ways of getting your placenta encapsulated. A placenta professional following OSHA safety guidelines by way of a birthing pro, a doula or midwife, is one way of encapsulating your placenta. The other way is by Traditional Chinese Placenta Encapsulation method.
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