You won’t find this flavor at Tropical Smoothie.
A 33-year-old woman in Britain fed her family a smoothie that was made with her own placenta from a recent birth. Jay Woodall, a mother of four, said eating placenta is common among animals.
“It’s not really much different from eating certain meats,” she said. “A lot of animals do it, especially mammals, we’re the only ones who don’t eat the after birth.”
“It just tasted like a berry smoothie, it had coconut water and berries in it, so it tasted really nice,” she said, Fox News reported. By itself, the placenta tasted “a bit like liver, like an irony, metallic taste. It’s not horrible, it’s not a disgusting taste at all.”
She said her husband and 3-year-old son drank the placenta-infused smoothie. “I think everyone had it,” she said. “My husband had some just out of pure curiosity and my son tried some and said it was yummy. But again, it had berries and stuff in it.”
Woodall did a lot with her placenta — and even the umbilical cord. She said she spent $42 to have her placenta made into smoothies, and whatever was left was “dehydrated and turned into pills, she said, costing her another $210.” Fox wrote.
“Jay, a self-confessed hippy from Fleet, Hampshire, also had her umbilical cord dehydrated and turned into a keepsake.”
OK, now it’s all starting to make sense.
“When you think how much some people spend on vitamins, it sounds like a lot, but if it lasts you a whole year then it’s good value for money.”
After drinking the smoothie, Jay said she felt like “a boost of energy, better deeper sleep” and her mood was boosted.
“Milk production was good too, I had to take less because I was producing too much milk,” she added.
“The recovery after birth was quicker as well.”
Consuming one’s own placenta was a fad in the hippy dippy 1970s, but has come back recently with Kourtney and Kim Kardashian “encapsulating” theirs after giving birth.
While many companies offer to prepare the placenta for consumption, the National Institutes of Health says there is no scientific evidence or clinical benefit to eating placenta. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says taking placenta in the form of a capsule should be avoided.