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Thursday 24 July 2014

Aniston ‘taking placenta pills’

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is reportedly ingesting placenta products, known as the "tissue of youth", to preserve her stunning looks.

The 44-year-old actress sparked pregnancy rumours last week, turning heads with her stunning red carpet appearance. Jennifer showed off enviably dewy skin and glossy hair, which is now said to be thanks to placenta-rich produce in the form of chips - made from potatoes and dried flakes of placenta - tablets, drinks and smoothies.

"Jennifer's dermatologist told her that a lot of his clients were taking placenta pills because it's the 'tissue of youth'. She gave it a go and found that her skin was more radiant, she had more energy and felt happier," a source told British magazine Grazia.

Some women, including Mad Men actress January Jones, eat their placenta after giving birth because of the health benefits. The organ connects a foetus to the mother's uterine wall and passes on nutrients via the blood supply.

Los Angeles dermatologist Annie Chiu has shared the health-boosting properties of placenta.

"Placenta is a super-potent ingredient and has a lot of growth factors and proteins that boost collagen production," she explained. "I carry out facials using sheep placenta, because their DNA has been found to have the closest structure to that of a human. There has been a huge boom in Hollywood since celebrities started using it and people saw the incredible effects. You need to use it every day for two months to see results."

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