Origin: Derived from the leaves of the legume Medicago sativa. It is thought to have originated from south central Asia.
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Alfalfa grass is derived from the perennial flowering plant from the legume Medicago sativa. It is traditionally grown as feed for livestock and is also a popular herbal supplement due to its nutrient-boosting properties. It is typically dried and ground to produce a tablet or tea supplement.
It is rich in vitamins and minerals including Vitamin K (13% of the RDI), Vitamin C (5% of the RDI), Copper (3% of the RD), Manganese (3% of the RDI), Folate (3% of the RDI), Thiamin (2% of the RDI), Riboflavin (2% of the RDI), Magnesium (2% of the RDI), and Iron (2% of the RDI).
It also contains bioactive plant compounds including saponins, coumarins, flavonoids, phytosterols, phytoestrogens, and alkaloids.
- Lowering cholesterol levels
- Improving metabolic health
- Decreasing high levels of total LDL and VLDL cholesterol
- Improving blood sugar control
- Relieving menopause symptoms
- Preventing damage caused by and lowering the production of free radicals
Common Dosage: Currently, there is no standard recommended dosage for Alfalfa grass.