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What is placenta?


In recent years, we often hear about shampoos and other hair care products that contain placenta.

However, many people do not know what effects and benefits the placenta has, so let’s learn about it today.

Placenta is an organ used to grow the unborn foetus of mammals. Placenta derived from animals such as horses and pigs is used in dietary supplements and cosmetics for its skin beautifying and skin rejuvenation effects.

More recently, plant-derived placenta, which is extracted from the placenta of plants, has become widely known.

Health benefits of placenta


◎Beautifying effect on the skin

◎Whitening effect

◎Improves atopic dermatitis

◎Improves symptoms of menopausal disorders

◎Relieves fatigue

More details after the basic information.




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● Basic information

Placenta is an organ that allows an unborn foetus of mammals to grow.
 It is rich in amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, nucleic acids, peptides and mucopolysaccharides, all of which are needed to improve metabolism and skin quality. Amino acids, which are very abundant among them, help to increase the metabolism of skin cells, moisturise the skin and maintain normal blood and hormones.

The process of placenta formation in the mammalian body begins with the fertilisation of the sperm and egg to form a fertilised egg, which moves to the uterus for implantation. Numerous soft villi then grow from the fertilised egg and join the inner walls of the uterus. The placenta is the result of the growth of these chorionic villi, which form between the foetus and the inner wall of the uterus. It is responsible for all the vital activities of the premature foetus and is needed to consistently protect and nurture the foetus, from nutrition to the removal of waste products. The thick, indented, disc-shaped placenta is also a kind of cushion that gently receives the foetus inside the body. The placenta also contains growth factors that work to ensure that immature foetal cells divide correctly and grow healthily, and is said to have excellent effects on the beauty and health of modern people.


● History of placenta


The benefits of the placenta have long been recognised around the world, particularly its anti-ageing and skin beautifying effects.
 In the West during the 4th century BC, the placenta was used for treatment by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, and later in medieval Europe as a treatment for infertility, stroke and epilepsy. Cleopatra of ancient Egypt and Marie-Antoinette of the French court are reported to have used the placenta for rejuvenation. In China, the placenta has long been popular as an herbal medicine. It is known that in the B.C. era, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty used placenta as a wonder drug for longevity. Yang Guifei, one of the world's three most beautiful women, is said to have used placenta to maintain her youth and good looks.
 In Japan, records show that placenta was prescribed in Kogen-tan, a secret medicine of the Kaga clan in the Edo period, and was used as a folk medicine.

In recent years, the placenta has been seriously researched for medical use. In Japan at the end of World War II, Professor Sanbayashi of Kyoto University focused on the medical benefits of the placenta and developed a nutritional supplement. This was followed in 1956 by the placenta injection 'Merusumon', a treatment for menopausal disorders and milk secretion disorders; in 1959, Dr Hieda of Kurume University announced 'Raenneck', a treatment for liver disease using placenta extract. This drug is still used in medical practice today, more than 40 years later, as a treatment for hepatitis. The drug for the treatment of liver disease made from placenta is said to be effective in promoting the composition of liver cells, improving liver function and enhancing systemic immunity.

In addition, a field called anti-ageing medicine has recently emerged from the medical field, in which the placenta is used as a medical product. Anti-ageing, which was previously said to be impossible, is a medical science that is said to have made rejuvenation possible. The placenta is said to have the ability to fundamentally rebuild body functions that have begun to decline, and is expected to have a rejuvenating effect. As the treatment involves injections or infusions of placenta directly into the bloodstream, it is said to be extremely quick to feel the effects of the treatment. Health foods such as supplements and drinks containing placenta have also attracted attention and are popular among many women.


● Ingredients and properties of the placenta


The placenta contains many nutrients in good balance. The main ingredients include amino acids, which are the raw materials for proteins; proteins, which are the source of blood and muscle in the foetus; carbohydrates, which are a source of energy for vital activities; vitamins, which regulate the balance of physiological functions; nucleic acids, which are responsible for normal cell division and metabolism; active peptides, which promote protein digestion and absorption; and Mucopolysaccharides, which are compositional substances of cells and cell junctions; lipids and fatty acids, which are said to have various disease-preventing effects.

Growth factors are factors that activate cell division. It is thought that growth factors stimulate cells, thereby activating their metabolism. Placenta has the ability to stimulate the workings of these growth factors and is therefore said to be effective in guiding beauty and health.

Effects of placenta


● Beautifying effect

The human skin is approximately 2 mm thick and is divided into three layers from the surface: epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The epidermal layer further consists of four layers, from the surface: stratum corneum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum and stratum basale.
 The moisture content of the skin is largely determined by the amount of water contained in the stratum corneum. Amino acids, which are abundantly contained in the placenta, play an important role as natural moisturising factors in the stratum corneum and are said to prevent wrinkles caused by dryness.

In addition, ageing, UV radiation and increased reactive oxygen species reduce the number of fibroblasts in the skin's dermis, which prevents the production of sufficient collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which support the skin. As a result, the intercellular spaces in the skin become loose, making it easier for wrinkles and sagging skin to form and harder to disappear.
 Placenta is said to work from the cellular level of the skin to regulate the skin environment, as it has factors that increase fibroblasts, which decrease with age and other factors.
 Therefore, the placenta is expected to prevent skin problems such as wrinkles, sagging and open pores, and helps to improve the texture of the skin, leading to beautiful skin that is less prone to acne.


● Whitening effect

Placenta is said to prevent the production of melanin, which causes spots and freckles, and to remove active oxygen. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and is expected to promote the recovery of epidermis damaged by inflammation due to sunburn. Furthermore, placenta activates the metabolism of skin cells and encourages the discharge of excess melanin, and is therefore attracting attention for its whitening effect.


● Improves atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, itchy skin condition caused by various irritants added to an allergic constitution. It is said to be caused by a combination of factors, including diet, living environment, genetics, relationships and emotional stress. It is characterised by eczema and intense itching, with tissue fluid leaching from the affected area and, in chronic cases, the rough skin gradually thickens as if it were goosebumps.
 When skin cells have an allergic reaction, the cells break down and produce a substance called histamine. Histamine is considered to be one of the causes of inflammation and the placenta is said to have the effect of suppressing this reaction. It also moisturises the skin and stimulates metabolism, which is thought to enhance skin regeneration. Furthermore, placenta is expected to improve atopic dermatitis because of its ability to balance hormones and restore the autonomic nervous system to normal.


● Improves symptoms of menopausal disorders

Placenta is thought to improve the symptoms of menopause that occur in perimenopausal women. Menopause is the period of about 10 years around women's menopause, when the female hormones, such as estrogen, produced by the ovaries in preparation for pregnancy begin to decline. Menopause refers to various symptoms such as hot flushes, sweating profusely, sensitivity to cold, stiff shoulders and insomnia, which are caused by an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system due to a decrease in female hormones.
The placenta is said to be effective in balancing hormones, normalising the autonomic nervous system and improving physical conditions, and is also used in the treatment of menopausal disorders.


● Relieves fatigue

Many illnesses and ill health are caused by a weakened immune system.
 The placenta is expected to work to treat and improve various diseases and to create a healthier and less tired body, as it speeds up the body's repair by increasing metabolism and resistance to infections. The placenta is also used to treat depression, autonomic imbalance and insomnia, as it also has a stabilising effect on mental balance.

As explained above, the placenta has proven to be an excellent substance.

Shampoos and treatments are used every day, so it is important to use good ones and to take care of the scalp environment as well as the face and other parts of the skin. When you wash off the shampoo and treatment, it always gets on your face and body.

However, if you use a high purity skin care shampoo, it will naturally take care of your skin and


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