So aside from the fact that it’s been done for hundreds (if not longer) of years, what would even make the placenta appealing to consume?
- First off, the placenta is packed full of rich nutrients. After all, it sustains the life of your baby in utero.
- It can help balance postpartum hormone levels.
- Helps the uterus get back to its pre-pregnancy state.
- Boosts energy levels.
- Increases milk supply.
- Reduces healing time and postpartum bleeding.
- Helps to replenish iron levels to avoid an iron deficiency. I’ve also heard from other ladies that the placenta pills can help with postpartum depression, or baby blues, which would make sense given that low iron levels can contribute to mood change and depression.
Placenta capsules should be stored in the refrigerator while you are taking them. Keep capsules dry. Store any remaining capsules in the freezer for long-term use. Placenta capsules will last at least 1 year if stored properly and possibly longer.
So, have you ever consumed your placenta, do you know someone who has, or is it something you would even consider?