Why Use The Placenta?

Human placenta provides a particularly rich source of nutrition at exactly the time a new mother needs to support herself and a new baby. It is packed full of vitamins, hormones and nutrients, including;

Iron - Increases energy and decreases fatigue and depression. Restocks maternal iron stores to combat anaemia. 

Cortisone - Combats stress and unlocks energy stores. Promotes healing and reduces inflammation and swelling

Oxytocin - For pain and bonding; produced during breastfeeding to facilitate bonding of mother and infant.

Prolactin - Promotes lactation and increases milk supply; enhances the mothering instinct.

Interferon - Triggers the protective defences of the immune system to fight infection. 

Human Placental Lactogen - This hormone promotes mammary gland function and milk production and regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels.

Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII - Stops bleeding and enhances wound healing.

Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone - Contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression.

Vitamin B6 - Aids in the making of antibodies, protecting the immune system. Positive effects on metabolism, hormone control, emotional disorders and skin conditions.

Vitamin E - For healing damaged skin cells and acting as a natural anti-aging nutrient within your body.

Corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) - Helps to prevent postnatal depression after birth and reduces stress. 

Cytokines Fibroblasts - Trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells and tissue. 

Stem cells and Growth factors - Aid healing, promote circulation and act as an anti-inflammatory.  

So What Does This Mean For Mum?

If you choice to consume your placenta, the most common benefits mums report are:

  • Speeds up recovery post-birth
  • Increases energy levels
  • Increases and can boost start milk production
  • Decreases risk of post-natal depression
  • Balances hormones and reduces stress levels
  • Replenishes lost iron and vitamins
  • Decreases post-partum bleeding
  • Improve the appearance of skin/hair/nails
  • Increased effectiveness of mother-infant bonding
  • General improvement in health and vitality