TCM 5For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has revered the placenta as a powerful and invaluable part of the postpartum healing process. After giving birth many new mothers often experience blood loss, fatigue, and a drop in their high pregnancy hormones; all of which are thought of as key factors in the development of the “baby blues,” sometimes leading to other postpartum disorders. Full of Qi (life energy), placenta is thought to aid in postpartum wellness by replenishing your system with natural vitamins and mineral such as iron, protein, and vitamin B6, and may help reintroduce these essential hormones back into your system, helping fight depression symptoms and aiding recovery from childbirth.

Your Placenta Capsules May Help To:
  • Increase general energy
  • Increase production of breast milk
  • Decrease likelihood of iron deficiency
  • Balance your hormones
  • Increase iron levels and replace lost vitamins, minerals and protein postpartum
  • Prevent the “baby blues” or eliminate or lessen Postpartum Depression or other postpartum mood disorders
  • Allow a quicker return to health after birth
  • Decrease likelihood of insomnia or sleep disorders
  • Shorten postpartum bleeding
  • Assist the uterus to return to size
Healing Properties of Placenta May Include:
  • Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone: Contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression; normalizes and stimulates libido
  • Prolactin: Promotes lactation; increases milk supply; enhances the mothering instinct
  •  Oxytocin: Decreases pain and increases bonding in mother and infant; counteracts the production of stress hormones such as Cortisol; greatly reduces postpartum bleeding; enhances the breastfeeding let-down reflex; promotes bonding between mother and infant
  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF): Stimulates the production of your body’s natural opioids, including endorphins; reduces pain; increases wellbeing
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: Regulates the thyroid gland; boosts energy and supports recovery from stressful events
  • Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone (CRH): Low levels of CRH are implicated in postpartum depression. Regulation of CRH helps prevent depression
  • Cortisone: Reduces inflammation and swelling; promotes healing; combats stress
  • Interferon: Stimulates the protective defenses of the immune system to fight infection
  • Prostaglandins: Regulates contractions in the uterus after birth; helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size; anti-inflammatory effects
  • Iron: Replenishes maternal iron stores to combat anemia, a common postpartum condition. Increases energy; decreases fatigue and depression
  • Hemoglobin: Oxygen-carrying molecule which provides a boost in energy
  • Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing
  • Immunoglobulin G (IgG): Antibody molecules, which support the immune system
  • Human Placental Lactogen (hPL): This hormone has lactogenic and growth-promoting properties; promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for lactation in the mother. It also regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels
  • Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone,
  • Gammaglobulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections.