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Kim Kardashian ate her own placenta, and the internet is freaking out

Oh, and her placenta is “amazing” apparently.

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LAST WEEK, KIM Kardashian gave birth to her second child, Saint.

And today, the reality star has revealed that she ate her own placenta.

(Yes, that is a jar of placenta capsules labelled: “Kim – Your Amazing Placenta”. So fancy.)

In a piece published on her app, Kardashian wrote that she opted to eat her own placenta after hearing that doing so could help prevent post-partum depression.

“I really didn’t want the baby blues and thought I can’t go wrong with taking a pill made of my own hormones—made by me, for me,” she wrote.

I had great results and felt so energized and didn’t have any signs of depression!

And as with everything Kim Kardashian does, it has caused a bit of a stir.

Others, meanwhile, are struggling to form full sentences.

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Kim is not the first celebrity to speak out about eating her own placenta.

In fact, her sister Kourtney Kardashian tweeted earlier this year about her “yummy” placenta pills.

More and more women have opted to eat their own placenta in recent years, often in capsule or smoothie form. Many believe that doing so can help boost energy levels, increase breast milk production and prevent post-natal depression.

It is worth noting, however, that a study published in Archives of Women’s Mental Health in June of this year found that there was no “human or animal data” to support these claims. 

But a new Northwestern Medicine review of 10 current published research studiplacentes on ophagy did not turn up any human or animal data to support the common claims that eating the placenta — either raw, cooked or encapsulated — offers protection against postpartum depression, reduces post-delivery pain, boosts energy, helps with lactation, promotes skin elasticity, enhances maternal bonding or replenishes iron in the body. 

Either way, fair play to Kim Kardashian for having an “amazing” placenta.

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