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What Is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits.  It is frequently taken shortly after giving birth, during a woman’s menstrual period, or during menopause with the belief that it helps counter some of the symptoms of menopause.

One of the many theories is that consuming the placenta replaces valuable nutrients and hormones that would otherwise be lost after birth. Each placenta is completely unique to the mother, so essentially you are ingesting a hormonal supplement that has naturally been tailored to your body.

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What Are The Proposed Benefits Of Placental Encapsulation?

Tradition and holistic medical customs embrace a number of potential advantages which come from ingesting the placenta.

Among these possible benefits are:

  • Increased release of the hormone oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to normal size and encourages bonding with the infant
  • Increase in CRH, a stress-reducing hormone
  • Decrease in post-partum depression levels
  • Restoration of iron levels in the blood
  • Increase in milk production

 


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