Placenta enthusiasts, mothers and birth workers, here is an announcement you don’t want to miss!
IPEN’s Lynnea Shrief discussed a pioneering study with Dr. Benyshek of UNLV yesterday and discovered some fantastic news.
Research professors in UNLV’s Department of Anthropology, Department of Nutrition and the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas are working on a randomised double-blind placebo trial for placenta encapsulation and have plans to complete the data proportion of their study by late summer 2014, and published results sometime in 2015!
Dr. Daniel C. Benyshek and team based at the Metabolism, Anthropometry and Nutrition Lab, UNLV are making history by working towards the most important type of research when investigating the effects of placenta encapsulation. More importantly, this type of research has never been done before.
The UNLV website quotes:
“Another current research project investigates the practice of placentophagy (eating the placenta following parturition). While consumption of the placenta is a common practice among nearly all terrestrial maternal mammals, it is extremely rare cross culturally among humans. Dr. Benyshek, along with graduate students Sharon Young (graduate students) and Laura Gryder (graduate students), along withresearch colleague Dr. Chandler Marrs, Lucine Biotechnology Inc (http://www.lucinebiotech.com/), are partnering with Jodi Selander, founder of Placenta Benefits (http://placentabenefits.info/), in order to investigate the possible beneficial health effects and/or risks of placentophagy on postpartum maternal health.” Read more here
We are so grateful for the dedication and pioneering research UNLV are pursuing. Thank you UNLV from all specialists and clients of IPEN! Keep up the great work!
If you would like to read all studies of human placentophagy visit our Research and Articles page.