Research & Benefits
Though eating the placenta has been a common practice for hundreds of years and there is a new surge in this practice, there isn’t a lot of research available due to the delicate balance of ethics, as well as Big Pharma – who funds the majority of research – can’t capitalize on your placenta. However, here is a list of available resources we do have…
Most of the claimed benefits are collected from surveys of moms just like you who ingested their placentas.
Many women claim to experience increased breast milk, increased energy, quicker healing, mood stabilization – many claiming to thwart baby blues and postpartum depression – and more!
We also survey our clients and will be launching our newest survey soon.
Placentophagy Survey (Selander, Cantor, Young and Benyshek 2013): A Survey of Self-Reported Motivations and Experiences Associated with Placenta Consumption
In Search of Placentophagy Young and Benyshek 2010
Human placenta as a ‘dual’ biomarker for monitoring
Part 3: Toxic trace elements in placenta and placenta as a biomarker for these elements G.V. Iyengar A. Rapp.
Wound Healing Activity of Human Placental Extract in Rats
Acta Pharmacol Sin, 22nd December 2001 – Finding: human placental extract has
Placentophagia: A Biobehavioral Enigma
“It has been shown that the feeding of
“Powdered Placenta Hominis was used for 57 cases of insufficient lactation. Within 4 days 48 women had markedly increased milk production, with the remainder
“All patients were given desiccated placenta prepared as previously described (C.A. II, 2492) in doses of 10 grains in a capsule 3 times a day. Only those mothers were chosen for the study whose parturition was normal and only the weights of those infants were recorded whose sole source of nourishment was mothers milk. The growth of 177 infants was studied. The rate of growth is increased by the ingestion of placenta by the mother… the maternal ingestion of dried placenta tissue so stimulates the tissues of the infants feeding on the milk produced during this time, that unit weight is able to add
” Giving…placenta to a new mother following birth has become standard protocol among a growing number of midwives in the United States. By nourishing the blood and fluids, endocrine glands and organs,
Does eating placenta offer postpartum benefits? The British Journal of Midwives July 2012 by Michelle
Fire Hypothesis Young, Benyshek and
Stem Cells from Placenta show potential in treating Heart Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and More By Neal Ungerleider March 2011.
Hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone suppression during the postpartum period: implications for the increase in psychiatric manifestations at this time Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Vol 81, 1912-1917, Copyright © 1996 by Endocrine Society.
The Impact of Fatigue on the Development of Postpartum Depression Elizabeth J. Corwin, Jean Brownstead, Nichole Barton, Starlet Heckard, and Karen Morin.