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