Reported Benefits of Placentaphagy

  • More balanced hormones 1
  • Decreased baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Increased and enrich milk production2
  • Increased energy 3
  • Reduced lochia (postpartum bleeding) 4
  • Replenished depleted iron deficiency 3
  • Decreased insomnia or sleep disorders

*The above benefits have been reported by my clients*

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What’s in your placenta?

  • alexandria placenta encapsulationOxytocin – The feel good or love hormone.  Creates feelings of bonding, pain relief, happiness, and elation.
  • Cortisone – This hormone unlocks energy stored in the body and combats stress (cortisol). 1
  • Interferon – This hormone stimulates the immune system to fight off infections while the mother is healing from birth.
  • Prolactin & HPL – Stimulates healthy mammary function and milk production.6
  • Gonadotropin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
  • Prostaglandins – Acts as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Gammaglobulin – Immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections.
  • Hemoglobin – Replenishes iron, stimulates iron production in blood. 3
  • Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII – Lessens bleeding and promites faster healing. 4
  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF) – Stimulates the production of your body’s natural opioids, producing endorphins, reducing pain, and increasing well-being. 5
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: promotes healthy thyroid function, boosts energy and helps recovery from a stressful events.1
1Hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone suppression during the postpartum period: implications for the increase in psychiatric manifestations at this time
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol 81, 1912-1917, Copyright © 1996 by Endocrine Society.

2Placenta as Lactagagon
Soykova-Pachnerova E, et. al.(1954). Gynaecologia 138(6):617-627.

3Have we forgotten the significance of postpartum iron deficiency?
Lisa M. Bodnar, PhD, MPH, RD,a,* Mary E. Cogswell, DrPH, RN,b Thad McDonald, MDc.

4Wound Healing Activity of Human Placental Extract in Rats
Acta Pharmacol Sin, 22nd December 2001 – Finding human placental extract has potent power of inducing collagenous growth indicating its proficiency in wound healing.

5Placenta for Pain Relief:
Placenta ingestion by rats enhances y- and n-opioid antinociception, but suppresses A-opioid antinociception
Jean M. DiPirro*, Mark B. Kristal

6Effects of placentophagy on serum prolactin and progesterone concentrations in rats after parturition or superovulation.
Blank MS, Friesen HG.: J Reprod Fertil. 1980 Nov;60(2):273-8.

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