She's talented, she's beautiful and she's young. As she explains in a new interview, January Jones of “Mad Men” and “X-Men” fame is also very healthy – because she takes her own placenta in vitamin form.
It might sound wacky to some, but placenta is being hailed as the next best thing in beauty and health.
While some women (and perhaps men, too) buy it as face creams or lotions, which they apply to fight wrinkles and bring back some elasticity to aging skin, others ingest it in vitamin pills.
January Jones is one of them, as she admits in a new interview cited by People magazine.
She gave birth to her first child, son Xander Dane last September, and she had her placenta made into pills, which she still takes to this day.
“I have a great doula who makes sure I’m eating well, with vitamins and teas, and with placenta capsulation,” the actress reveals.
No one should be grossed out about this, she adds: all mammals do it, so she sees no reason why she shouldn't too.
“Your placenta gets dehydrated and made into vitamins. It’s something I was very hesitant about, but we’re the only mammals who don’t ingest our own placentas,” she explains.
“It’s not witch-crafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms!” January insists.
She admits she takes the capsules every day, sometimes two of them if she feels extremely worn out.
Chances are this happens more often than she'd like: she went back to work just weeks after she gave birth, and she recalls the experience wasn't that pleasant.
She didn't want to live her son at home, so she made sure she divided her time between being on set and being with him in her changing room.
“I had the baby and the baby nurse in their own room so I could go back and feed him every two hours,” the star says.
“If I felt like he needed me, or if he needed to eat, or even if I just needed a squeeze because I was having separation issues, I would go back and see him. It was such a blessing that I wasn’t separated from him,” the gorgeous actress adds.