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Beat Menopausal Blues with Placenta (What?!)

As a PBi-Certified Placenta Encapsulator I see first-hand how new moms benefit from the capsules I make for them. This is mainly due to the hormones in the placenta. After you have a baby, you can ride the hormonal roller coaster as your body learns to regulate itself again.

If this is true in the postpartum, then what about during menopause? After doing a fair share of research, here’s what I found…

Similar to how new moms can experience the “baby blues”, older women can experience the “menopausal blues”. Symptoms range from insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes, and mood swings (anger, sadness, irritable, depression).

A common factor in menopause is a change in hormonal production. Estrogen/Progesterone levels decrease as we age which can upset the neurotransmitter levels like serotonin and affect mood, sleep and even appetite.

Hormonal Shifts

This sort of hormonal change is just what affects a new mom when her body goes through the tremendous hormonal shifts in the days after giving birth. These changes last until her hypothalamus kicks back in to regulate hormones at about 2-3 weeks postpartum.

Many of the new moms I encapsulate for, ask if they can share their placenta capsules with a menopausal mother, aunt, or a female friend. Who can blame them for asking? The placenta has many health benefits and they’re not just for new moms ?

My post is the placenta a hormonal bomb?!

Placenta contains…

  • Hormones  (i.e. oxytocin, prolactin)
  • Trace elements (i.e. iron, zinc)
  • B Vitamins (i.e. B6, B12)
  • Protein
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Immunoglobulin G (IgG)
  • Placental Opiod-Enhancing Factor

Benefits of placenta…

  • Hormonal regulator
  • Lower risk of anemia
  • Iron-rich
  • Immune booster
  • Calms rattled nerves and irritable feelings
  • Energizing
  • Revitalize skin
  • Lower risk of “baby blues” or “menopausal blues”
  • Anti-depressant and pain reliever
  • Regulate thyroid
  • Anti-Aging

In the eyes of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) placenta has a lot of Qi (a.k.a. life force energy). Scientific research shows that the placenta is rich in B12, iron, zinc, and natural hormones (i.e. estrogen, oxytocin, cortisone, interferon).

Personal Opinion

faq-page-mom-taking-pillsIn my opinion, a new mom’s capsules are best taken by her, and her alone, in the weeks after birth. Saving any remaining capsules for her own menopause. Her body made this placenta and she’ll be most receptive to the hormones held in that placenta. They’re a perfect match 😉 

That said, I have clients who share their placenta capsules or tincture with someone in menopause with great results.

If you didn’t encapsulate your placenta (and not many of us do!) but still would like some hormonal support during menopause, check out the ideas below…

Sheep Placenta Capsules HERE

Sheep Placenta

Women with menopausal blues have reaped the hormonal benefits of MegaPure’s sheep placenta. These capsules are imported from New Zealand, where the sheep graze out in pasture and are often much healthier than sheep from other countries.

Other Types of Hormonal Support

1) Acupuncture and motherwort (herbal tincture).Sheep_Placenta_lg

2) Find a hormone specialist to perform a Urine Test for hormones. This test allows women (men too) to be tested for 30+ hormones and receive a customized cream stick.

3) Maca is a booster food known to balance, re-mineralize and energize the body. Rich in calcium and magnesium, maca can boost energy levels and normalize mood swings to get the hormonal system back on track.

4) Katie at Wellness Mama wrote 9 Steps to Balance Hormones Naturally, full of nutritional/lifestyle suggestions for those going through hormonal changes.

5) Embracing Menopause Naturally by Gabriele Kushi, a holistic health practitioner and macrobiotic counselor.

6) Holistic Squid wrote ditching soy during menopause.

 

“I FEEL AMAZING! If you have PMS or menopause symptoms, get off prescriptions and experience the bliss of placenta. In a million years, I’d never consider this but am now a believer. I no longer struggle with irritability or discomfort. Thank you NZ sheep for the placenta and Jodi Selander of PlacentaBenefits.info!”  ~ Amy, Reiki Gal (had hysterectomy, used sheep placenta in menopause)

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References

http://shop.placentabenefits.info/placenta_capsules.asp http://wellnessmama.com/

http://www.naturalmenopausenow.com/2012/03/23/how-to-use-maca-to-get-rid-of-menopause-problems/

Photo credit to htp://.org/product/placenta-encapsulation

May all bellies be happy!

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6 comments to Beat Menopausal Blues with Placenta (What?!)

  • Tara

    I recommend them often to my new moms who run out of their own placenta capsules that I make from them after they have a baby. I also have 50-60 yr. old clients who I suggest them for because of their hormonal regulation effect. I personally have taken them for 4 yrs. or so now. I started them because my periods were irregular (I am 42) and they straightened them out. Also greatly helped with my irritability. I carry them in my purse and take them during the afternoon slump and swear they energize me!

  • Hi Tara!

    Can you tell me if you have experienced from other women that sheep placentapills have relieved menopause symptoms? I am from Holland and I cannot find any reviews from this topic.

    Best regards,

    Gerda

  • Tara

    Hi Sally, I don’t see why there would be any poor side effects to your taking the sheep placenta capsules. Whether or not you had your ovaries removed may decrease your production of testosterone which the capsules may help as they are reported to boost this hormone. Let us know how you go if you decide to take them 🙂

  • Sally

    Mistake noted. Should read …are there any side effects taking this product after complete hysterotomy
    Thanks

  • Sally

    I had a complete hysterotomy and just want to know I’d there is any side effects raking this product.
    Thanks

  • Geraldine Vatan

    Hello Tara!

    You probably know that I am expecting my second child since Thomas has a new French teacher now 🙂 I hope Ben is doing well in his new school. I have been thinking about encapsulating my placenta, and so I am emailing to ask about your fee, and how the process goes. I am due on January 26!

    Blessings,
    Geraldine

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