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Why it works… The Science behind placenta encapsulation

There a lot of scientific research about what is in the placenta explaining why it is so powerful. There is more research being conducted on the benefits of placenta encapsulation as its popularity is growing so fast. Currently there is some research about the reported benefits with reports showing over 90% positive benefits for consumers.

Here is an overview of what science has told us is in the placenta which explains the amazing benefits.


Reduced postnatal depression


The placenta contains high levels of iron. Research has shown that even a small drop in iron can lead to fatigue which often leads to depression. Increased iron leads to less fatigue or more energy and therefore less depression

Vitamin B6

Research shows that increased Vitamin B6 prevents post natal depression B6 Supplementation is an established treatment for Post Natal Depression and has a proven role in regulating mental process and mood.

Thyroid Releasing Hormone (TRH)

changes in your thyroid function can lead to panic attacks, agitation, psychosis and bi-polar disorders. The Thyroid is so important because these hormones interact with the brain messengers that influence mood and emotions. Most women have a higher rate of thyroid dysfunction after pregnancy.

The placenta contains Thyroid Releasing Hormone (TRH), thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins and Thyroxine that can moderate your Thyroid levels and stabilize your mood.

CRH and Cortisol

The stress relieving hormones CRH and Cortisol are found in the placenta. These levels drop after birth leading to new mums feeling stressed out! Increasing levels decreases stress.


Feeling great

Progesterone, Estrogens

These hormones found in the placenta are the ones found to have a similar impact as some anti-anxiety medications helpful in relieving depression. By increasing these two hormones Endorphin levels are increased leading to a greater sense of well being.


The placenta contains high levels of Oxytocin. This is the hormone of love, bonding, safety and relaxation. it is one of the best feel-good hormones there is. Increasing your oxytocins levels increases your sense of love, wellbeing and happiness.


Increased physical energy


Once again, this amazing component does it’s magic with increasing physical energy. Iron supplements are often difficult to absorb, as this is your own iron it is much easier to absorb. Studies have showed that while some components are reduced in the dried state, most remain and iron is even more highly concentrated.


Increased Milk Supply

Human Lactogen Hormone

The placenta contains Lactogen hormone which studies have shown to increase breast milk supply leading to an increase in weight gain in babies. One Midwife has also observed that milk comes in sooner for women taking their placenta capsules but they have noticeably less breast engorgement.


Physical Recovery

Mesenchymal stem cells

Placentas contain Mesenchymal stem cells?  MSCs are the precursor cells for the tissues of the body, and, in a laboratory setting, they have been shown to do extraordinary things, like differentiating into many important cells for the body, indicating that they could one day be used in regenerative therapies for various organs.

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