From contouring to bodysuits, the Kardashian women have more control over what the general public is interested in than pretty much any other family out there (despite what we’d like to admit). Get this: Kylie Jenner recently tweeted that she was over Snapchat and the social media app lost $1.3 billion in market value. Talk about influence. That’s why, thanks to 33-year-old (and mom-to-be) Khloe Kardashian, the internet has been buzzing about placenta pills since Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Khloe admitted that she’s going to eat her baby’s placenta, and we’re all ears.
A preference for placenta apparently runs in the family. Back in 2015, sister Kourtney Kardashian shared on Instagram that she was absolutely loving her placenta pills. In fact, Kardashian said, “No joke...I will be sad when my placenta pills run out.”
And sister Kim Kardashian West did the same, apparently eating the placenta of her daughter North and son Saint.
West wrote of the experience, "I had great results and felt so energized and didn't have any signs of depression! Every time I take a pill, I feel a surge of energy and feel really healthy and good. I totally recommend it for anyone considering it!”
So with all the hype from the Kardashian crew, you might be wondering if there is any truth to back it up. Here’s what we learned: While nearly all other mammals do eat their placentas, the practice is not FDA-approved for humans. But supposedly, the organ—which can be made into capsules to last about two months—is nutrient-packed and can lessen postpartum depression. There’s a lot of pros and cons to consider, so we recommend making your choice based on what’s right for your health—not what you see on TV.