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Benefits of Alfalfa – The Father of All Foods

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Alfalfa is a member of the legume family (like peas, peanuts, and beans), and was recognized in the Middle East as “the father of all foods” for its value in increasing the speed and strength of horses that were fed alfalfa as fodder. Because the alfalfa plant puts down a deep root system, it’s able to absorb many minerals that other plants do not – so it’s much richer in many trace minerals than other vegetables. It also contains almost 50% protein.

Here are ELEVEN, (yes, ELEVEN not ten !) reasons why we should supplement with ALFALFA:

  1. It lowers cholesterol
    In several studies, alfalfa supplementation reduced blood cholesterol levels, particularly for individuals with a specific kind of high cholesterol known as type II hyperlipoproteinemia. It appears that the fibers and chemicals in alfalfa stick to cholesterol, so that it doesn’t stay in the blood so it can’t be deposited on blood vessel walls. Even more exciting is that it seems to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) while leaving good cholesterol (HDL) alone.
  2. Contains 8 essential enzymes needed to efficiently digest food
    Lipase – fat splitting
    Amylase – acts on starches
    Coagulase – coagulates or clots blood
    Emulsin – acts upon sugar
    Invertase – converts cane sugar to dextrose
    Peroxidate – oxidizing effect of the blood
    Pectinase – forms vegetable jelly
    Protase – digests proteins)
  3. Alfalfa is a great digestive aid
    The chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals, vitamins all aid digestion and help stimulate lagging appetites.The 8 essential enzymes assist in digesting all 4 classes of food: proteins, fats, starches and sugars.
  4. Aids in healing peptic ulcers
    Contains Vitamin U, a vitamin found in green vegetables. It is used in the treatment of peptic ulcers, colitis, and gastritis and has an effect on secretory, acid-forming, and enzymatic functions of the intestinal tract*. Vitamin U effectively cured 80% of peptic ulcers of those tested at Stanford University, (as stated in “Nature’s Healing Grasses”).
  5. Aids the kidneys in ridding the body of excess fluid and regulates the bowels
    Chemicals in alfalfa have mild diuretic properties, which may promote the loss of water from the body. Therefore, alfalfa may relieve swelling caused by excess water accumulation.
  6. Helps the body fight off infection
    The chlorophyll in alfalfa develops an effective barrier against bacterial invasion by its stimulation effect on the growth of connective tissue and granulation tissue.
  7. Alfalfa has a long history of health benefits. Some consider it a superfood!
    AL-FAL-FA meaning father of all foods. They were so convinced that it was beneficial to the health and strength of the body.
  8. Alfalfa is rich in vitamins
    Vitamin A – for night vision and important for eye health. Builds resistance to infections, especially in the respiratory tract; promotes growth ands vitality; promotes healthy skin and is essential in pregnancy.
    Vitamin E– protects cells against damage from sun’s radiation and air pollution; promotes heart, cardiovascular and muscle health and improved immune function; promotes muscle tone in the body; helps bring nutrients to cells and helps strengthen blood vessel walls, including capillary walls; helps proper focusing of the eyes.
    Vitamin U – promotes health of body to help overcome peptic ulcers.
    Vitamin B6-helps food assimilation and protein and fat metabolism; promotes nerve and skin health; helps battle nausea symptoms.
    Vitamin K– essential for blood clotting; important in liver functions; may possibly contribute to vitality and longevity.
    Vitamin D – regulates the use of calcium and phosphorus in the body and is therefore necessary for the proper formation of strong and healthy teeth and bones.
  9. Alfalfa is rich in minerals
    Calcium– builds and maintains bones and teeth; helps clot blood, aids in vitality and endurance; regulates heart rhythm, soothes nerves.
    Iron – required in manufacturing hemoglobin; helps carry oxygen in the blood.
    Manganese is a trace element that is thought to be involved with the body’s use of carbohydrates from food. This helps alfalfa lower blood sugar levels. Because alfalfa may have a lowering effect on blood sugar, alfalfa may increase the effectiveness of medications used for the treatment of diabetes.
    Potassium – necessary for normal muscle tone, nerves, heart action and enzyme reactions; digests fats.
    Phosphorus – needed for normal bone and tooth structure. Interrelated with action of calcium and Vitamin D. Improves nourishment of nerve tissue.
    Chlorine (chloride) – an essential electrolyte which cleans and purifies the body; regulates fat, sugar and starch metabolism.
    Sodium – regulates fluid balance throughout body; neutralizes acids, prevents clotting of blood; activates spleen, bowels and stomach functions.
    Silicon Magnesium – helps body to deal with constipation; steadies the nerves; has protective effect on skin and body; stimulates brain function.
  10. Alfalfa is high in protein
    Alfalfa has 18.9% as compared to beef at 16.5%, milk at 3.3% and eggs at 13.1%. (Muscles are composed of protein and the lack of it results in fatigue and weakness.)
  11. Pregnancy and Lactation Remedies
    Many of pregnancy’s discomforts are alleviated by the use of alfalfa tablets, including morning sickness, heartburn, constipation and anemia. Alfalfa tablets raise the vitamin K level of pregnant women, reducing postpartum bleeding in both quantity and duration, and they increase the vitamin K stores in newborns, reducing bleeding problems for them as well.
    They support success in lactation because they help increase and sustain milk supply. They frequently help alleviate nausea, almost always relieve constipation, and they bring up red blood counts in a beneficial way. They also seem to help reduce swelling and improve erratic blood sugar levels.

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WHY SHAKLEE ALFALFA COMPLEX ?

Because only the finest quality alfalfa is used in Shaklee’s Alfalfa supplement. Grown in California without pesticides, herbicides, or inorganic fertilizers,synthetic hormones,growth regulators or chemicals. 
 It provides the highest quality alfalfa available on the market today !

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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Alfalfa Complex

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Natural Source of Nutrients & Chlorophyll

Alfalfa is a storehouse of nutrients. Its tap root reaches down as deep as six meters, searching out nutrients and minerals from deposits in the soil, while its leaves gather large amounts of chlorophyll through the natural process of photosynthesis.

Alfalfa Complex is a Shaklee Signature Formula originally developed by Dr. Shaklee in the 1950s. We use only the finest alfalfa grown in California, ensuring a wide range of nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium, as well as chlorophyll, bioflavonoids, trace minerals and vitamins A, C and E.

  • Natural source of alfalfa.
  • Each serving provides 300 mg of calcium, about as much as in a glass of milk
  • Tablets may be crushed and added to boiling water for a natural herbal drink.

This product contains Alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Individuals with a predisposition to systemic lupus erythematosus should consult their physician before consuming this product. If you are pregnant or nursing, ask kindly consult your health care professional.

No artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours, or preservatives added.

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
 

For more information and to order, contact:

Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442
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