I know what you are thinking, ‘Do people really eat their own placenta?’. The answer is YES, the practice is called placentophagy.
Benefits of Ingesting Your Placenta
1. Balances hormones
2. Increases energy
3. Increases and enriches milk supply
4. Decreases postpartum bleeding
5. Helps increase iron levels
6. Helps with sleeping problems
7. Helps tone your uterus back to normal size
Interesting Fact: Almost all mammals, with a few exceptions, will naturally and instinctively ingest their placentas after childbirth.
The placenta is rich in nutrients and filled with natural hormones that you quickly lose after childbirth. Ingesting the placenta helps balance that immediate loss and allows your body to slowly adapt to such a change. It is such a great way to help with postpartum healing naturally.
The known ingredients that give the placenta its healing properties (taken from placentawise.com):
*Gonadotrohin – the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
*Prolactin – promotes lactation
*Oxytocin – for pain and bonding; produced during breastfeeding to facilitates bonding of mother and infant. In pharmaceutical form this is a very addictive drug because it promotes a feeling of connectedness with others.
*Thyroid Stimulating Hormone – boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events
*Cortisone – combats stress and unlocks energy stores
*Interferon – stimulates the immune system to protect against infections
*Prostaglandins – anti-inflammatory
*Hemoglobin – replenishes iron deficiency and anemia, a common postpartum condition
*Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII – stops bleeding and enhances wound healing
*Gammaglobulin – immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections
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