Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the encapsulation process take?
Preparing the placenta and beginning the encapsulation process takes about 2 hours. It will then dehydrate for 24 hours overnight and take another two hours of work to complete the process the following day.
How do I store my placenta until you pick it up?
Your placenta is fine at room temperature up to 4 hours. Our goal is to pick it up as soon as possible. We ask you to bring a disposable cooler or any regular small cooler with you to the hospital, so right away after delivery, it can be placed in a sealed tight container on ice.
We want this to be as stress-free as possible so we will pick up the placenta at the hospital and return the placenta back to you at your place of choice.
Does it taste bad?
Not at all! We can use flavored capsules and like any medicine, it is swallowed with a glass of water.
How will I know I won't get someone else's placenta?
Impossible! Only one placenta will be done at a time so there can't be any accidental switches or cross-contamination. All materials are either disposable or thoroughly sanitized and disinfected according to federal and state standards.
What if there is meconium staining?
With heat applied and an apple cider vinegar cleansing, meconium is not a problem and does not make the placenta unfit for encapsulation.
How long does the tincture last?
The tincture is allowed to sit for 6 weeks before use, it is very stable if kept in a cool dark place such as a cupboard and will last for many years, even into menopause.
How many pills will I receive?
Depending on the placenta's size you will get about 75-200 pills. Usually in the mid-high range.
How much do I take and how long will the pills last?
Your placenta pills will come in a container with a suggested intake guide. It is just a suggestion. It is important to know that your placenta pills are not medicine. You can not take too many or not enough. Follow the suggested intake and see how your body responds. Remember, the idea is to wean slowly off the placenta, ingesting at a rate that will taper off, as opposed to build up.
Is it true that the placenta is full of waste and may contain toxins?
Your placenta acts as a life supply for your baby during pregnancy and if it were full of toxins this would make a very dangerous organ for your baby to be fed from, therefore, it is not possible for the placenta to be "full of waste". The placenta acted as a gateway for nutrient supply to your baby and waste from your baby to be passed back to your body to be filtered through your organs. There are small amounts of heavy metals in the placenta, however, it is scientifically proven that these levels are no greater than normal levels of heavy metals found in the body and in mothers colostrum and breast milk.