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Nurititional Benifits of Alfalfa

alfalfaAlfalfa is high in vitamins A and C, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, and the minerals calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium, as well as bioflavonoids.

  • Both alfalfa sprouts and leaf preparations help lower blood cholesterol levels.
  • Traditional medicine practitioners use alfalfa for anemia and to increase breast milk production in women who have difficulty breastfeeding their infants.
  • Alfalfa is used for kidney conditions, bladder and prostate conditions, and to increase urine flow.
  • Asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, upset stomach, and a bleeding disorder called thrombocytopenic purpura.

Diabetes: Alfalfa might lower blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes and take alfalfa, monitor your blood sugar levels closely.

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Vitamin E Research

VitaminEThere have been several clinical test done with double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials with vitamin E and here are some of the results:

  1. Neuro Protection – not only does vitamin E prevent stroke induced injuries, treatment effects recovery of dying neurons.
  2. Cholesterol Maintenance – those that 300mg for 6mo had a significant reduction in LDL levels.
  3. Arterial Compliance – arterial stiffness is a predicted of a cardiovascular event. After 2 months of supplementation there was a reduced arterial stiffness in healthy adults.
  4. Improvement of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease (NAFLD) – after taking vitamin E 3 x a day for 3 months there was improvement in this liver condition including a decrease in liver stiffness.

Much of the info for this post is taken from the Carotec Health Report

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