Placenta encapsulation is the process of taking your fresh or frozen placenta and putting it into consumable capsules. The first thing we do is examine and rinse your placenta. Depending on your preparation preference, the placenta is either very thinly sliced, or gently steamed and then thinly sliced. These slices go into a food grade dehydrator until the internal temperature reaches 160° F for about 8-10 hours. It is then ground into a fine powder and put into pill form using an encapsulating device. I package your capsules in dark glass or PET plastic jars to protect the quality and potency of the capsules.
I follow strict food handling safety protocols set by OSHA for working with bloodborne pathogens and only work with one placenta in the workspace at any given time. There is never a risk of mix-up or cross contamination.
Placenta tincture is a piece of raw or powdered placenta that is fermented in high proof alcohol. The alcohol draws all of the nutrients and hormonal compounds from the placenta, perserving it for longer periods of time.
What is placenta
What is the difference between Raw and Steamed?
The raw foods method of preparation skips the heating process before dehydration. Your placenta is only washed and sliced. This gives you more potent capsules and a higher yield. The heated method gently warms the placenta. The placenta is sliced and dehydrated. The steamed method stays in the line with the belief that the postpartum body needs warmth to properly health from birth, replenish and move fluids, and remove obstructions. Both methods have incredible benefits!
How do I store my placenta until it is picked up?
Bring a cooler, thermometer, and two large freezer Ziploc bags with you when you give birth. Your placenta can be placed inside a bag or container in the cooler surrounded by ice. Stick the thermomator in the ice next to the container and ensure it stays between 30-40° F until I arrive. You can obtain ice from the staff where you birth.
How do I know my placenta is be prepared correctly?
What is a placenta tincture?