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Why do people eat placenta?

  1. arizonataylor profile image82
    arizonataylorposted 5 years ago

    Why do people eat placenta?

  2. heatherleex profile image59
    heatherleexposted 5 years ago

    For the health benefits, but I'm not sure how many tests and studies have been done to prove anything yet.  Not really something I've had interest in reading about.

  3. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    Because it's said to increase iron stores and energy, lower postnatal depression chances and a lot more.

    I'm considering it for my next birth, although I would prefer a fully delayed cord clamping which would lower the health benefits of encapsulating and consuming the placenta.

  4. afriqnet profile image50
    afriqnetposted 5 years ago

    This sound too Bizarre I never knew people eat placenta. I am surprised about this. Possibly there could be underlying health benefits behind this notion but I don't think its necessary to eat Placenta. There are other more sources of the same nutrients.   Maybe this is also cultural.

  5. 34th Bomb Group profile image61
    34th Bomb Groupposted 5 years ago

    My first thought was "DO people eat placentas?"
    Having read that a few of them actually do, I'll move to "WHY?"
    I'm sure that there are some benefits in doing so, but there are other ways of receiving these benefits that don't involve this practice.
    I find it rather disgusting.