The placenta is a remarkable and highly resourceful organ. Adept in protecting both mother and child while simultaneously providing the vital nourishment needed for the growing and ever changing requirements of the baby.
Once the placenta is no longer needed for the babies survival, I help mothers utilise some of the placentas phenomenal properties in the form of personalised and affordable remedies. Although usually consumed raw and whole by almost all other mammals, I, as well as the many others who have experienced the positive affects of placenta remedies, believe this practice can help bypasses the emotional and physical pitfalls often experienced postpartum and that through these more palatable remedies, we are benefitting from our placenta long after the birth.
An awareness of the nutrients and hormones known to be present in a placenta for the growth of the baby might explain why so many women testify so positively to the effects of their placenta remedies.
Vitamins & Minerals Present in a placenta
Iron contributes to the body to combating tiredness and helping people to feel energised. Iron also supports a persons ability to fight off germs. Low levels or iron are believed tome a contributing factor to postnatal depression.
Supports a healthy immune function.
Vitamin A, D and K
Contributes to healthy, strong bones and is particularly beneficial for new mothers having shared their intake of nutrients with the baby in utero and possibly continuing to do so through breast feeding.
Vitamin B Complex
Supports a healthy metabolism and good energy levels.
Supports the immune system and the bodies ability to heal wounds.
Contributes towards the maintenance of healthy skin and boosts the immune system.
Hormones produced by the placenta
Also referred to as the love or cuddle hormone. Oxytocin is produced by the body to help with bonding between mother and child, milk production, making the uterus contract and therefore stop the bleeding following birth.
Reduce the perception of pain in the body as well as creating a feeling of positivity.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Generates new cells.
Human Chorionic Somatommotropin (HCS)
Helps ensures the foetus receives adequate nutrition.
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH)
Acts as a suppressant to anxiety and stress. It is believed that low levels of CRH lead to postpartum depression.
Can help regulate the bodies response to stress.
Pre curser to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
Supports the mothers milk production
Thyroid Releasing Hormone
Is thought to support energy levels.
Has anti-inflammatory properties.
A steroid hormone released by the body in response to stress, it reduces inflammation.
Proteins produced by immune cells to regulate the immune response of a particular cell type in the healing process against infection, inflammation or trauma.
A protein produced to increase defences against infections.
Contributes towards the uterus contracting.
A protein molecule that contains iron and transports oxygen to the rest of the body . An underproduction of Haemoglobins results in anaemia.
Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII
An enzyme that helps the blood to clot for healing wounds.
Supports the bodies immune system.