Is placenta encapsulation safe?
Yes, Placenta encapsulation has been practiced by the Chinese for many years and is rapidly gaining momentum in the U.S.
How is it prepared?
The placenta is washed, dried, ground and encapsulated in a sterile environment.
How much does it cost?
$200 and that includes transporting, washing, storing and encapsulating.
What does it look like?
No, it doesn't look like blood, it is a brown powder once it is put in capsules. Honestly, you wouldn't even know it was a placenta pill unless it said on the bottle. If you can take any other pill you can take the placenta pill.
Does it smell?
Typically no, however, you might notice a light, earthy fragrance if you are really looking for one.
How many capsules do you get?
On average anywhere between 90-300 capsules. The size of the placenta depends on the size of the baby, so the bigger the baby the more placenta capsules.
You do get 10-15% more capsules from the raw preparation method.
Can you save the pills for future use?
Placenta capsules should be stored in the jar provided in a cool, dark place for up to a year, then transferred to a freezer for later use.
When storing them in the freezer they will last indefinitely, so you can save some for menopause!
What makes placenta pills so nutritious?
See the Why it's good section
What if I am Strep-B positive or have a uterine or placental infection and need antibiotics, will I still be able to use my placenta?
Strep-B, GBS infection requires that your placenta prepared in the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) capsules. It is recommended that your placenta is steamed before encapsulation to ensure the bacteria from your invection is killed before dehydtrating your placenta.
If you have tested positive or are suspected to have a placental infection, we advise you do not consume your placenta.
What if I have a premature birth?
Premature births are often associated with problems in pregnancy. As long as your placenta is examined and cleared from any type of abnormality after birth your placenta is suitable for consumption.
I've heard that placenta is full of waste and may contain toxins, is this true?
Your placenta is life supply for your baby during pregnancy and if it were full of toxins this would make it a very dangerous, not life giving, organ for your baby to be fed from, therefore it is not possible for the placenta to be 'full of waste'. The placenta acted as a gateway for nutrient supply for your baby and waste from your baby to be passed back to your body to be filtered through your organs.
There are small amounts of heavy metals in the placenta, however, it is scientifically proven that these levels are no greater than normal levels of heavy metals found in the body and in mothers colostrum and breast milk.