Placenta Encapsulation: Is It For You?

placenta pillsDoes consuming part of yourself sound out of this world to you? Would you be surprised to learn that women have been consuming their placenta for centuries? And not just women—many species consume the placenta after childbirth. Placentophagy, or the act of eating the placenta, is as natural as it is a widespread practice both among humans and the animal world. So why in the world should women contemplate having their placentas encapsulated? Well, the placenta contains two important components: prostaglandin and oxytocin. Prostaglandin can help the uterus contract to its pre-pregnancy size, while oxytocin can help regulate mood. Although early cultures prepared the placenta in stews or even ate it raw, modern technological advances have allowed the placenta to be encapsulated.

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