Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Facts About Alfalfa. Let's Read It!

Alfalfa(Medicago sativa)also called Lucerne, is naturally high in many essential vitamins and minerals, including A, D, E, K, and even the full family of B vitamins; biotin, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium and many others, as well as being very high in protein, especially when dried. It is "The king of all foods"!


1️ - Alfalfa is one of the most nutritionally rich foods you'll ever consume.

2️ - Alfalfa contains every amino acid. It's also jammed packed with vitamins, minerals and protein.

3️ - Alfalfa has been used for thousands of years as a healing food. Many people have experienced remission from a wide number of ailments.

4️ - Alfalfa provides the body with an excellent calcium-phosphorus ratio (2:1).

5️ - Alfalfa juice helps to flush toxins out of the body and is a very good source of trace elements such as zinc, selenium, chromium, cobalt, silicon and iodine.

6️ - Alfalfa is excellent for healing the skin and liver. It has been proved very effective as an anti-cancer agent.


Shaklee Difference

One of the first products Dr. Shaklee introduced when he formed the company in 1956 was a tablet made using high-quality alfalfa powder derived from the aerial parts (leaves and stem materials) of mature alfalfa plants. Now called Alfalfa Complex, to recognize that there are multiple nutrients in alfalfa, it continues to be one of our most popular original products. Shaklee uses only alfalfa grown in California, ensuring a wide range of nutrients, including calcium, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium, as well as chlorophyll, bioflavonoids, trace minerals, and vitamins.
  • Natural source of alfalfa
  • Each serving provides 300mg of calcium, about as much as in a glass of milk
Daily Dosage
When alfalfa has been used traditionally in herbal medicine, the daily dosage has been 9 grams to 30 g of dried aerial parts. Since each Shaklee Alfalfa Complex tablet contains 300 mg of alfalfa powder, you would need 30 tablets to achieve a 9 g per day dose. Our labels, therefore, recommend taking 10 tablets three times a day. But feel free to consult a health care practitioner if you wish to take a different dosage (larger or smaller to suit your needs).
Cautions and Warnings
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners. Alfalfa naturally contains vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin that’s able to “thicken” your blood. Each Alfalfa Complex tablet contains about 5 mcg of vitamin K, so if you were to take 30 tablets per day, this would be 150 mcg of vitamin K, which could possibly interfere with any blood-thinning medication you might be taking. By letting your health care practitioner know how much alfalfa you’re taking, he or she will be able to adjust your dosage of blood-thinning medication accordingly.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or taking birth control medication. Specific compounds in alfalfa, such as coumestrol, may act like estrogen in the body. When taken at the same time as HRT or oral contraceptives, alfalfa might interfere with the way the body uses the drugs. As a result, HRT or oral contraceptives may not be as effective as intended, some women may experience increased side effects, and the risk of an unintended pregnancy may be very slightly higher.
Contraindications
Do not use if you have a history of systemic lupus erythematosus. In studies, laboratory monkeys that regularly ate alfalfa seeds developed a condition resembling systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A few case reports of lupus-like symptoms in humans who ate alfalfa tablets have also been published and are attributed to a naturally occurring compound called L-canavanine, found primarily in alfalfa seeds and sprouts, and possibly in trace amounts in the aerial parts of mature plants. As a result, persons with SLE are advised not to use alfalfa products.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is a general statement required for most natural health products sold in Canada, and exists because clinical studies to assess the safety of most herbal ingredients have not been performed on women who are either pregnant or breastfeeding. To remain on the safe side, don’t use Alfalfa Complex while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Shaklee Alfalfa Complex tablets contain premium, chemical-free alfalfa (Medicago sativa) leaf and stem powder, and are flavoured with natural spearmint (Mentha spicata) leaf oil.
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