Should Alfalfa Be Taken as a Daily Supplement?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: May 04, 2004

I am thirteen years old. Should I be taking eight 500 mg Alfalfa tablets a day? I also take a multi-vitamin daily.

Alfalfa is an excellent nutritive plant, abundant in vitamins and minerals to promote healthy body tissue including the skin, bones and teeth, and to promote immunity. I do not recommend taking supplemental tablets unless they are specifically needed. Tablets usually contain fillers of some kinds, and our bodies can assimilate whole foods more easily. Taking supplements continually can put the body out of its natural balance.

The usual recommended dosage of an alfalfa supplement is 250mg to 1 gram daily.

Alfalfa herb can be taken as a tea, as the seed (not sprouted) or in the freshly powdered form as a natural supplement, usually recommended to improve immunity or for improvement of arthritic pain. For general health purposes, I would recommend taking it no more than 3 times a week. Alfalfa may antagonize vitamin E, and it can promote blood thinning.

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