What is a Placenta?
The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother's blood supply. The word placenta comes from the Latin word for cake, in reference to it’s round, flat appearance in the humans placenta.
What is placentophagia?
Placentophagia is the process of a new mother consuming her placenta postpartum by either eating the placenta raw, cooked, in capsule form or drinking the juices from the placenta once it is cooked.
What is placenta encapsulation?
Placenta encapsulation is the act of preparing placenta to where the final form is powder. Then the placenta powder is put into a capsule so that the woman can consume it. There are 2 methods of preparation; RAW and Tradition Chinese Medicine.
What is the RAW method?
The raw method involves dehydrating the placenta below 135 degrees to maintain the integrity of the hormones and micronutrients. This method is safe and produces a highly potent form of placenta extract. After dehydration, the placenta is ground into a fine powder and hand-encapsulated. The capsules that are returned to you are easy to take, completely odorless and shelf-stable.
What is the TCM method?
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) this method of preparing placenta by cleaning, gently warming by steaming, then dehydrating and finally putting placenta into capsules. Using the method of encapsulation is believed to bring healing and warmth back to the woman.
What are the benefits of Placenta consumption?
Prevents and lessens the risk of postpartum depression or ‘baby blues’, replenishes iron, lends a consistent flow of oxytocin, provides the HPL hormone to help establish early and healthy milk supply, stabilizes ever changing hormones post birth, replenishes your B vitamins and energy lost during birthing, protects from infection and bleeding due to retained placenta tissue or membranes and offer natural pain relief. Your placenta is a perfect medicine that your body made especially for you. No doctor could prescribe a prescription, vitamin, or herbal supplement more perfect then your placenta.
What 3 main hormones and chemicals contained in the placenta help the mother postpartum?
1- Oxytocin: helps bonding, pain reliever, and helps with milk ejection and supply
2- HPL (Human Placenta Lactogen): promotes the production of prolactin in the mother
3- POEF (Placenta Opioid Enhancing Factor): Pain reliever
What is Tincture?
Tincture is a fermentation process, by putting a piece of placenta in greater than 100 proof alcohol and let to ferment for up to 6months the placenta becomes a part of the alcohol. This process allows preservation of the placenta so that it can be used for menopause, any hormonal transitions and for girls menstrual cycle.
How many capsules does an average placenta yield?
75-200 capsules....this depends on the size of your placenta and whether the amniotic sac is included. If TCM herbs are added to the placenta powder, you can expect more capsules.
The dosage can be modified based on your needs and intuition. If for some reason you want to stop for a period of time, you may do so, and save some for the future when weaning, teething, or illness may leave you feeling like you need a little extra nurturing.
When you receive your capsules, a receipt and instructions will be included. The capsules are shelf-stable, but can be refrigerated if you chose.
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