Alfalfa Extract - What Are the Health Benefits


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Alfalfa Extract - What Are the Health Benefits

  1. 1. ==== ====Get free e-books on a variety of topics from Affiliate Marketing to how to heal with crystals. ====The health benefits of alfalfa grass, its history of use and the value of alfalfa supplements is whatwe will briefly discuss.What is alfalfa grass?It is actually a member of the pea family, a legume. It is an important crop for cattle and otheranimals, because of its high protein content, much higher than what is found in most grasses.People do not typically eat alfalfa grass, because the high fiber content. However, a young tenderalfalfa sprout is a favorite health food.The mature plant resembles clover, with clusters of small purple flowers, but it typically growsmuch taller than clover grass will grow. The alfalfa sprout is harvested long before the plantreaches maturity, which accounts for the relative high price of the food, when compared to othervegetables.Health BenefitsSome of the alfalfa health benefits have been known for 1500 years or more. It was a popularherbal medicine among many traditional healers. It is native to a number of different countries intemperate climates throughout the world.Modern scientists have confirmed some of the benefits of alfalfa. It has been used to treat anemia,which is likely due to its iron content. It may be beneficial for preventing some of the damage fromdiabetes and high blood sugar levels, because of its antioxidant and phyto-nutrient content. It hasalso been used to treat bladder disorders and as an estrogen replacement, to increase breast milkand reduce pre-menstrual syndrome. Alfalfa grass is a known phyto-estrogen, compoundsproduced by plants that act like the hormone in the human body.SupplementsAlfalfa supplements are fairly common, these days. They may help relieve the symptoms ofmenopause, lower unhealthy cholesterol levels; help prevent arthritis and prostate problems. Thequality of the supplements varies greatly.They should be composed of the alfalfa sprout, the leaves or the flowers. Some manufacturersuse the entire plant including the roots and seeds. The seeds have the potential to decreaseamino acid enzyme activity, which could cause health problems that weight out the benefits ofalfalfa.
  2. 2. Supplement Source: Very ImportantIn order to get the alfalfa health benefits in supplement form, you need to choose a goodmanufacturer. It is difficult to tell, but the cheapest alfalfa supplements will be of the lowest qualityand may include the seeds.In the best supplements, the extracts from the leaves and sprouts are used as an ingredient; notthe only ingredient, just one of many. You get the best value for your money if you shop for amulti-nutritional supplement that contains your basic vitamins and minerals, as well as a number ofbeneficial extracts.Alfalfa SynergySome of the extracts to look for include gingko biloba, green tea, black cumin, olive leaf,resveratrol and turmeric. These help reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease, our two bigkillers.If you strive for optimal nutritional intake, you may live a longer healthier life. The benefits of alfalfaextract are great, but its not the only nutrient that you need. For more complete details on AlfalfaExtract and other herbal extracts and their synergistic value, please see my website listed below.Larry L. TaylorPlease visit for Larrys recommended NutritionalSupplements that contain Alfalfa Extract and many other Herbal Extracts.Article Source: ====Get free e-books on a variety of topics from Affiliate Marketing to how to heal with crystals. ====