PBi Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Cindy Hobbs did an interview on ABC News in Australia.
They covered the story in response to growing concerns regarding the practice of placenta ingestion.
They interviewed Dr. Bryony McNeill, a reproductive biology expert from Deakin University.
“There’s been one research paper looking at heavy metals in the placenta capsules and this showed that there were very low levels of what was measured in the study.”
Dr. McNeill is referencing this research study out of UNLV, which found that despite concerns about heavy metal toxins being present in placental tissue, we found any toxin load to be extremely low, and well below any harm threshold.
The mother interviewed for the story had a similar response as many of our clients, who have used placenta capsules for their postpartum recovery:
I call them my super pills
Maree Reus – “If I was having a down day or feeling a little bit hormonal, I would take a couple of extra pills and it would be like a great pick-me-up,” she said. “I was calling them my super pills and I tried to make my husband have some. It was just amazing. They’re a real pick-me-up.”
The mother-of-two is not worried about the potential risks.
“I think the reality is the risk of the infection going through is so low,” she said.
“There’s only ever been one recorded incident that I’ve been able to find anyway, so that doesn’t really concern me at all.
“And the benefits that I got the first time around would far outweigh the tiny, tiny risk.”
Thanks for the great coverage, ABC News 7.30, Australia!
Thanks also to Cindy Hobbs, a PBi Specialist in Australia. To contact Cindy, check out her profile in our Provider Directory.
Read the full article on the ABC News website.