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.

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‘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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  • It is not for me,very off putting!


  • A thumbs down from me, ewww.


  • I couldn’t eat it at all, no way.


  • Calling it chocolate is an insult to the geniune product called chocolate, even if she has thrown some cocoa in to alter the flavour.


  • No thanks – not at all appealing.


  • Definitely not for me. Yuck


  • Ergh! I think I’m going to be sick!


  • Gross. And probably only a placebo.


  • Ummmm, I think I’ve just gone off chocolate LOL!


  • I really think this is a placebo effect. Recent studies have shown that there is no real benefit to eating the placenta, and in fact could be harmful.


  • I love to make raw chocolate from raw cocoa, coconut oil or butter, raw vanilla and raw honey or yacon syrup. I often add a bit of Himalayan seasalt, a bit of coffee and seeds or nuts, but not placenta ! Don’t think I could eat this.


  • nope i wouldn’t eat that. i never would have guessed that was the ingredient


  • Ha! Ha! No, personally I don’t think so! From the picture I thought it was chocolate!!!! :-)


  • Bleugh. There just isn’t enough evidence for me that eating a placenta is beneficial or even safe for me to ever consider it. The placenta filters a lot of toxins and I’m not convinced it isn’t harmful. Animals only eat it so predators don’t get alterted to the presence of their offspring.


  • ewwww nope couldn’t do it


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