Mother turns her placenta into a smoothie and feeds it to her family for health benefits

Jay Woodall, a mother of four, says she always wanted to do something with her placenta following the birth of her children, but never had the chance with her first two.

Jay Woodall's placenta was mixed with berries to make a smoothie. See SWNS story SWSMOOTHIE; A mum of four turned her placenta into a smoothie and fed it to her husband and their three-year-old son for the health benefits. Jay Woodall, 33, had four children, Logan, nine, Demitrius, six, River, three and storm, seven months, with husband Jon, 34. Jay always dreamed of repurposing her placenta but missed her opportunity with the first two, but found a solution by the time she had her two most recent children. She paid £30 for her raw placenta to be turned into smoothies, and everything leftover was dehydrated and turned into pills - costing a further £150. Jay said: "It's a mixed reaction, a few people think it's a bit gross - not very appetising.

“I had a boost of energy, better deeper sleep, and my mood was boosted – I felt really good,” Jay said.  (© Jay Woodall / SWNS.com)

The 33-year-old from Britain found the opportunity with her two most recent children.

Demitrius Woodall, then three, tries the placenta smoothie.  See SWNS story SWSMOOTHIE; A mum of four turned her placenta into a smoothie and fed it to her husband and their three-year-old son for the health benefits. Jay Woodall, 33, had four children, Logan, nine, Demitrius, six, River, three and storm, seven months, with husband Jon, 34. Jay always dreamed of repurposing her placenta but missed her opportunity with the first two, but found a solution by the time she had her two most recent children. She paid £30 for her raw placenta to be turned into smoothies, and everything leftover was dehydrated and turned into pills - costing a further £150. Jay said: "It's a mixed reaction, a few people think it's a bit gross - not very appetising.

A mother of four turned her placenta into a smoothie and fed it to her husband and 3-year-old son for the health benefits.  (© Jay Woodall / SWNS.com)

Jay told SWNS she paid $42 for her raw placenta to be turned into smoothies. Everything left over was dehydrated and turned into pills, she said, costing her another $210 dollars.

“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.”

Jay Woodall's placenta was turned into a smoothie and then dehydrated to make pills. See SWNS story SWSMOOTHIE; A mum of four turned her placenta into a smoothie and fed it to her husband and their three-year-old son for the health benefits. Jay Woodall, 33, had four children, Logan, nine, Demitrius, six, River, three and storm, seven months, with husband Jon, 34. Jay always dreamed of repurposing her placenta but missed her opportunity with the first two, but found a solution by the time she had her two most recent children. She paid £30 for her raw placenta to be turned into smoothies, and everything leftover was dehydrated and turned into pills - costing a further £150. Jay said: "It's a mixed reaction, a few people think it's a bit gross - not very appetising.

Jay paid $42 for her raw placenta to be turned into smoothies. The leftovers were dehydrated and turned into pills, costing her another $210.  (© Jay Woodall / SWNS.com)

Jay, a self-confessed hippy from Fleet, Hampshire, also had her umbilical cord dehydrated and turned into a keepsake.

 

She said she added berries and other ingredients to the smoothie to improve its flavor.

“It just tasted like a berry smoothie, it had coconut water and berries in it, so it tasted really nice,” she added. On its own, the placenta tasted “a bit like liver, like an irony, metallic taste. It’s not horrible, it’s not a disgusting taste at all.”

Jay fed the placenta smoothie to her husband and their 3-year-old son, Demitrius. “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,” she said.

Jay added, “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.”

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The idea of consuming placenta became popular in the 1970s, but gained recent popularity with both Kourtney and Kim Kardashian encapsulating theirs after giving birth.

Many claim physical and psychosocial benefits of consuming placenta, be it raw, cooked, roasted, dehydrated, encapsulated or through smoothies and tinctures.

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.

Jay concluded, “It’s one of those things that you can be skeptical about it, but in my eyes there’s nothing negative that could happen from it.”