Does anyone know how long placenta pills can be refrigerated for? Everything I read says to freeze for long-term storage but nothing says when freezing should take place. My leftovers after my initial 2-week regimen have been refrigerated for 6-1/2 weeks. I just went to take a pill and noticed they smell gross. Does that mean they went bad? I totally noticed the smell after I ingested one. I hope I don't get sick. I should've been more vigilant and thrown them in the freezer earlier.
Placenta Pill Storage
I thought they smelled gross to begin with, so I'm not sure! Mine are still in the fridge.....
I left mine out... they've been out for 3ish weeks now. How did I not know they should be refrigerated?! They do smell bad, but they always did. Hmmm... maybe I shouldn't be taking them?
I think if they were dried properly it should be fine, right?
Just called my mw and she said that it's no problem leaving them out indefinitely until they are gone. No reason to refrigerate. Thank goodness!
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That's interesting. The doula who encapsulated my placenta and everything I've read online says the pills need to be refrigerated or frozen.
I put them in the freezer anyway. I don't want to take any chances. I don't remember them smelling like anything when I first took them. This is a distinctly strong smell now, almost like smells I'd like to forget from my anatomy/physiology class in college. Yuck. If both of yours smell, though, I'm not going to worry about it. I'll still take them. Placenta pills are priceless; don't want to get rid of them if I don't have to!
I wonder if that's just to be super safe in case the placenta didn't get fully dried. But I imagine if it's thoroughly dried it's just like any other dried supplement, which doesn't need to be refrigerated. Anyway, I picked the bag out of the garbage this morning and took them. If they're fine I certainly don't want to be wasting the remaining 10-15 pills... hey, that's like $10 worth!