Should you eat your placenta?

Placenta eating also is known as placentophagy is a trend on the rise that isn’t completely without risks. 
Although there are lots of claims about how placentophagy improves mood and lactation, provides necessary nutrients and energy, and helps new moms deal with postpartum depression, there is no trusted scientific research that proves that there are marked benefits to eating your placenta.
Forbes mentioned a review of scientific literature by Emily Hart Hayes of the University of Utah whose work showed that as opposed to popular claims by placenta eaters, eaters are at risk of infections, “blood clots from estrogen hormones and accumulated toxins”.

Even though the placenta does contain proteins and fats, these are easily found in other healthy meals. 
How some eat their placenta
Some have their placenta dried then, ground to powder and sealed into capsules for daily intake. Others eat it raw, making it into different meal types. 
Should I eat my placenta? 
This decision is entirely yours to make. You have to be aware of the risks involved. Also, take note that the process of making your placenta into pills does not undergo any regulatory measures. So, infected or not, you can’t really tell. 

There’s this adage that “one man’s food is another man’s poison”. The point is, what works for one might not work for another. Hence, choose wisely. 

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