Handling and preparation:
Your tincture takes six weeks until it is ready for consumption. You should swirl your bottle of tincture daily and keep it in a cool, dark place. After six weeks, pour your tincture through the included strainer into a clean container. Next, use the included funnel to return your strained tincture back into the bottle and close lid tightly.
Place 3-5 drops, up to a full dropper, under your tongue and hold for 30 seconds, then swallow.
You may take drops of your tincture “straight up” or you may mix with juice if you find the taste too strong or unappealing. A tincture penetrates the mucous membrane and is therefore fast-acting!
Store your tincture at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. Your tincture can last indefinitely and requires little care.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my capsules last? What about the tincture?
Capsules, stored correctly, don’t “go bad” per se, but their efficacy diminishes over time. Generally, your capsules are wholly safe and effective for one year in the freezer. Your tincture will last indefinitely and could be used to support menopause years from now.
I feel a little “jittery” after taking my placenta. Is something wrong?
Some people experience a “jitteriness” similar to consuming too much caffeine. If you suspect this is you, we suggest you pause taking your placenta capsules and see if you feel better. If you do, you may resume consumption, but at a lower dose. Tincture is more potent than capsules and care should be taken to avoid jitteriness.
Is there a time I shouldn’t take my placenta remedy?
If you see any signs of mold or contamination, do not consume your capsules! If you don’t like how the product is making you feel, stop taking it. If you are ill or experiencing any adverse effects you suspect are from your placenta, please stop taking it right away. Call Avocado Doulas at 541-510-4631 and consider seeking medical advice.
How can I take my placenta after the initial postpartum period?
After a few weeks you may be feeling pretty well recovered and no longer need daily dosing of your capsules. However, there may be instances over the next months or year that dosing may be beneficial. If you experience some emotional unsteadiness or upset, see a decrease in your milk supply, or notice a change in your sleeping pattern or energy levels, resuming consumption of your placenta remedy can be helpful. You may find taking your placenta remedy when your menses returns helps steady the hormonal upset. Even after capsules are gone or expired, your tincture can still be used. Many find their tincture helpful to ease the hormonal upset of menopause!
I love my placenta remedy, but things are still hard. How can I get more support?
Avocado Doulas offer in-home, personalized postpartum doula care to help you through the fourth trimester. We are here to support your postpartum recovery and adjustment, normalize infancy and new parenthood, and build your confidence so you are well-launched into parenting.
Whether you need a couple hours to touch base and reset, or several weeks of steady support, contact us to build a package that meets your needs. An overnight postpartum doula can really help promote therapeutic sleep and help you get through this time.
I hope that you feel the myriad of benefits from your placenta remedy and would love to hear how they worked for you. Please submit a testimonial of your experience! Placenta encapsulation is still a mystery to many and direct experience from those who have consumed theirs is very helpful to those curious about the practice. I appreciate the help in spreading awareness about placenta encapsulation and how it can help with postpartum recovery.
– Rachel Basolo, Owner, Avocado Doulas
1257 High Street
Eugene, OR 97401
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