Placenta has many things in it making it far superior to any food, medicine or supplement
you could take after giving birth.
- Prolactin - Stimulates milk production to help your baby regain their lost birth weight faster.
- Iron - Increases your energy level and lowers the risk of postpartum depression (low iron levels are one of the
contributing factors to the 'baby blues')
- Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF) molecule - Enhances the activity of endogenous opioids that are
produced in the body to naturally reduce and ease the pain following childbirth. It's a natural pain reliever!
- Vitamins B12 and B6 - A placenta delivers vitamins B12 and B6 to your baby in the womb. After birth, placentas
have been found to retain concentrations of B12 and B6 that far exceed the mother's own levels - consuming the placenta reintroduces these vitamins back into the mother's body (this is especially
important for lactating women, and vegetarian or vegan mothers), and reduces the risk of fatigue and depression.
- Oxytocin - Enhances bonding, contracts the uterus, reduces bleeding, and aids in the healing of wounds. Women
are often given a synthetic dose of oxytocin (Pitocin) after birth to prevent postpartum hemorrhage. Ingesting oxytocin-rich placenta does the same thing and also promotes healing of perineal
tearing/episiotomy or a c-section incision.
- Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone: Contributes to
mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression; normalizes and stimulates libido.
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: Regulates the thyroid gland;
boosts energy and supports recovery from stressful events.
- Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH): Low levels of CRH are implicated in postpartum depression. Regulation of CRH helps prevent depression.
- Cortisone: Reduces inflammation and swelling; promotes
- Interferon: Triggers the protective defenses of the immune
system to fight infection.
- Prostaglandins: Regulates contractions in the uterus
after birth; helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size. Anti-inflammatory effects.
- Hemoglobin: Oxygen-carrying molecule which provides a
boost in energy.
- Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII: stops
bleeding and enhances wound healing.
- Immunoglobulin G (IgG): Antibody molecules which support
the immune system.
- Human Placental Lactogen (hPL): This hormone has
lactogenic and growth-promoting properties; promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for lactation in the mother. It also regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels.