We've been receiving a flurry of questions lately about the safety of ingesting placenta for postpartum support. We waded through all the research we could get our hands on and put together an infographic to help guide you through the information we found.
Sources cited in the infographic:
Expression of cellular prion protein in the placentas of women with normal and preeclamptic pregnancies – PubMed/NCBI: http://1.usa.gov/LvmhvX
Placentophagia: A Biobehavioral Enigma: http://bit.ly/NCSByw
Placentophagia in Humans and Nonhuman Mammals: Causes and Consequences: http://bit.ly/NCOqD0 (and http://bit.ly/MxTehn)
Factor analysis of essential and toxic elements in human placentas from deliveries in artic and subarctic areas of Russiaand Norway: http://bit.ly/MxWtp9
Why eat a placenta? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4918290.stm