Mum-of-two makes chocolate with this very unusual ingredient.
Jordan Harrison, 29, from Michigan, Illinois, keeps her three-year-old son Ezra’s dehydrated afterbirth – which has been ground into powder – in her freezer.
She regularly consumes her placenta, in both chocolate and capsule form, swearing by its mood-boosting properties and even insisting it helps ease period pain, writes Daily Mail.
‘I used to think, “You couldn’t pay me to eat a placenta,” but it’s made such an amazing difference.
‘I didn’t do anything with my placenta after having my first child, Avery, who is now seven, and the difference between then and this time around was like night and day.
‘With Ezra, I was so much more energised. Of course, being a parent, there are always hard days, but the difference was amazing in terms of being able to function every day. I never felt exhausted.’
To create the unusual chocolate treats – which she now makes for other mums, too – Jordan mixes the powdered placenta with cocoa, coconut oil and either honey or sugar, before shaping and leaving to set.
She continued: ‘They taste slightly salty, but otherwise you wouldn’t notice anything different about them.
‘I made two huge bars, which have lasted me three years. I often eat them when I have period cramps, as they’re really full of iron.
‘As it’s powdered, you can have it in pretty much anything, like soups and smoothies.’
‘I still take them three years on. I worried that the potency might decrease over time, but it hasn’t for me.
‘The difference I feel since taking them is amazing. With Avery, I suffered quite bad baby blues. It never progressed to postnatal depression, but I haven’t had anything like that with Ezra.’
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