Benefits of ingesting your encapsulated placenta include:

  • Replenishing your iron

  • Increasing your energy

  • Lessening postnatal bleeding

  • Increasing milk production

  • Balancing your hormones

  • Helping uterus return to the pre-pregnancy state quicker

Benefits

  • The placenta is an endocrine organ which produces hormones.

  • It helps nourish the baby and sustain the pregnancy.

  • The placenta retains the hormones following birth.

  • Hormones are made by the woman’s body, making them perfectly suited for her unique system.

  • Ingestion of these hormones and other nutrients found in the placenta is believed to help balance the postpartum hormonal fluctuations and restore energy levels.

Hormones and Nutrients in the Placenta:

 

  • Cortisone: reduces inflammation and swelling; promotes healingcombats stress and is energy boosting.

  • Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH): Low levels of CRH are implicated in postpartum depression. Regulation of CRH helps prevent depression.

  • Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone: contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression; normalizes and stimulates libido.

  • Gammaglobulin: immune booster.

  • Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

  • Hemoglobin: oxygen-carrying molecule which provides a boost in energy and helps to replenish iron.

  • Human Placental Lactogen (hPL): This hormone has lactogenic and growth-promoting properties; promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for lactation in the mother. It also regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels.

  • Immunoglobulin G (IgG): antibody molecules which support the immune system.

  • Interferon: stimulates the immune system.

  • Oxytocin: decreases pain and increases bonding in mother and infant; counteracts the production of stress hormones such as Cortisol; greatly reduces postpartum bleeding; enhances the breastfeeding let-down reflex.

  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF): stimulates the production of your body’s natural opioids, including endorphins; reduces pain; increases well-being.

  • Prolactin: promotes lactation;increases milk supply; enhances the mothering instinct.

  • Prostaglandins: regulates contractions in the uterus after birth; helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size. Anti-inflammatory

  • Protein: essential nutrient for the human body and building blocks of body tissue, and can also serve as a fuel source.

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): regulates the thyroid gland; boosts energy and supports recovery from stress.

  • Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing.

  • Placenta is incredible source of natural iron 

    • Iron deficiency is linked to postpartum depression​

    • Natural iron that is made by you is more effectively used by the body

  • Vitamin B6: in coenzyme forms performs a wide variety of functions in the body and is extremely versatile, with involvement in more than 100 enzyme reactions, mostly concerned with protein metabolism.

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