The Process of Placenta Encapsulation
For thousands of years, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist have recognized the hormone powerhouse that is the placenta. They realized its benefits and chosen many different ways to ingest it to consume all the placenta has to offer. The standard way most women find acceptable, is to dehydrate and encapsulate the placenta. This allows for the new mama to stabilize her hormones, not to mention a whole bunch of other benefits!
I choose to prepare the placenta using the raw method, as heating the placenta over 118 degrees Fahrenheit will cause it to loose some of it's nutrients and value. During this process I adhere to the utmost standards of cleanliness and use careful preparation techniques for consumption.
I have provided a step by step method to illustrate a DIY for you to follow, and offer a clear description of how I do it! If you are interested in letting me make the capsules for you, please contact me and ask me about my other placenta services!
Step One: Unveil the placenta.
Upon receiving the placenta in the bio-hazard container, take it out and admire it's beauty.
You may also take a stab at making some placenta art.
Step Two: Gently rinse the placenta off.
Place the placenta in a colander and gently rinse off excess blood and clots. This may take some time, be patient.
Step Three: Cut off the Umbilical Cord
Once it's cleaned, cut off the umbilical cord. You may opt to place the cord on the dehydrator and make something fancy with that as well; a traditional shape to make is a heart.
Step Four: Cut off Amniotic Sac
Locate the amniotic sac and cut it off. This was very easy, I used a knife to get it started and the rest tore off easily.
Step Five: Cut into strips
Place the placenta mother side up and cut into strips.
Step Six: Cut into cubes and rinse again
Cut the previously made strips into cubes. Rinse off any excess blood, and place on the dehydrator.
Step Seven: Dehydrate
Dehydrate the pieces until it snaps when you break it. It should be crisp. It takes around 15 hours with three trays. Make sure to rotate trays every few hours, and flip the pieces over half way through.
Step Eight: Blend into powder
Once the placenta pieces are dehydrated, place them in a blender and blend into a powder. This may also take some time; be patient, it will grind.
Step Nine: Encapsulate
Take the powder and place it into empty gelatin capsules. I use size 0. Makes up to 200 capsules. This process takes me at least two hours.
Step Ten: Recommendation
Take 3 capsules twice a day for the first 1-2 weeks.
Take 3 capsules once a day for the week thereafter.
Take as needed for fatigue, lactation, or a pick me up.
Store in the fridge in a dark container..
You may also take them once your menstrual cycle returns to battle cramps, hormonal changes, and pms.
Bonus: Umbilical Heart
A sweet keepsake to put in your child's baby book and save forever.