Kourtney Kardashian has spoken out about the benefits of ‘yummy’ placenta pills. The 35-year-old gave birth to her third child last month – a boy named Reign Aston – and afterwards had her afterbirth encapsulated into edible pills.
Now they’ve almost run out and so Kourtney took to Instagram to share a picture of her pills. “Yummy…PLACENTA pills! No joke…I will be sad when my placenta pills run out. They are life changing! #benefits #lookitup,” she commented.
It’s a taste that’s clearly shared with the family: when Kourtney’s sister Kim was pregnant with North West in 2013, Kim had said she was interested in eating her placenta after she gave birth. “I know it sounds gross, but I really want to do it,” she said. “I heard you look so young.”
Small-scale studies suggest that consuming the placenta is beneficial for new mums – increasing energy levels, helping with breastfeeding and helping avoid post-natal depression, although there is no substantiated evidence to suggest this is the case.
Singer Natasha Hamilton revealed she was planning to eat her placenta in pill form after giving birth to Ella last year. “It just seemed right,” Natasha told the Sunday Mirror. “Instead of taking loads of different vitamins, I would be nourishing my body with my own placenta that’s been nourishing my baby. It’s like the circle of life.”
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