New Study Finds Placenta Encapsulation Benefits New Moms

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By: Carmen Calvo

March 8, 2013

New and exciting research coming out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas finds new moms benefit from placenta encapsulate during their postpartum recovery. Researchers surveyed 189 women about their placenta consumption and outcomes. Most of the women said they engaged in placentophagy to improve their mood and to enhance lactation after birth. The survey concluded that 96% of the women said they had a positive experience and found it helpful and 98% of the women surveyed said they would do it again.

Read more about the study in Ecology of Food and Nutrition

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