- Raw Alfalfa is known as "The Father of All Foods" and has been used for years in Chinese medicine to support the body's natural healing response possibly.
- Ancient Arabs gave Alfalfa Grass to their horses to keep them swift, healthy, and strong.
- Our Organic Alfalfa Juice Powder may be an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
Our raw, non-GMO, Organic Alfalfa Juice Powder is a complete source of vitamins and minerals that may benefit the body. The leaves of this amazing plant contain eight amino acids as well as calcium, zinc, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, iron sulfides, choline beta-carotene. Alfalfa grass is possibly an excellent source of Vitamins A, B, D, C, E K. Alfalfa Grass may be rich in saponins, phytoestrogen, and antioxidants.
Alfalfa Juice Powder should not be confused with regular Alfalfa Leaf Powder. Alfalfa Juice Powder is made by first juicing the alfalfa grass and removing all cellulose, so a pure juice concentrate is left. The juice is then dehydrated into a powder. In contrast, whole Alfalfa Leaf Powder is made by drying the entire grass leaf and then milling it into a fine powder.
Organic Alfalfa is a true superfood that may support overall health and wellness. Historically used as an herbal diuretic and laxative, it may naturally support intestinal health. It may also be beneficial in supporting a sluggish appetite and calming an upset stomach. In addition, alfalfa Grass has been thought to support a healthy detoxification response possibly. It has also been used to support a healthy female cycle. Traditionally, it was used to prevent fungus and support the elimination of excess water possibly.
Alfalfa Grass may support the assimilation of protein, fats, carbohydrates. It may even support a healthy heart due to its nutrient content. This rich nutrition content may help support the prevention of malnutrition from anorexia or other disorders. In addition, alfalfa Grass is very alkaline and may be used to support a healthy pH balance. Importantly, alfalfa may have an anti-clotting effect, so it should not be used while taking aspirin or anti-clotting medication.
Alfalfa contains Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). The aging process has been directly linked to decreasing amounts of SOD in our system. Increased amounts of SOD cause our body to repair itself quicker. Additionally, SOD acts to support a healthy inflammation response. It may be added to baths or body wraps for possibly soothing aching muscles or relieving body swelling. It can also be ingested with teas, smoothies, or juice. Our Raw Organic Alfalfa Juice Powder will have you feeling super.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Alfalfa Juice Powder may include:
- Possibly has a natural laxative and diuretic effect
- May support healthy digestive, pituitary, and urinary systems
- May support the reduction of excess water in the bladder
- May support healthy joints and skin
- Possibly has a strong alkaline effect on the body
- May support the neutralizing of acids in the intestinal tract
- a good source of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
- May support a healthy inflammation response
- May support healthy enzyme and healthy lipid levels
- May support healthy gums and foul breath
- May support strong blood capillaries
Constituents of Alfalfa Grass include:
- Antioxidants- Ascorbate Peroxidase
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Potassium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Manganese, Copper
- Vitamins: Thiamine, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Folate (DFE), Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin A (RAE), Choline, Betaine, Vitamin K (phylloquinone), Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, Beta Cryptoxanthin, Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), Retinol
- Amino Acids: Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Valine
- Flavonols: Quercetin
Suggested Use: Mix 1 teaspoon with water, juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie.
Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile, combined with our organic maqui berry powder.
Botanical Name: Medicago Sativa.
Other Names: Lucerne, Buffalo Herb, Purple Medic, Buffalo Grass, Chilean Clover, Father of All Foods (Al--fa).
Parts Used: Alfalfa Leaf.
Ingredients: Organic Alfalfa Grass.
Origin: Grown and juice in the USA. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:
- This product is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, push the air out of the pouch before resealing it to preserve maximum potency.
- Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
- This product is natural and minimally processed.
- Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.
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