Alfalfa has also been part of herbal medicine for ages, known in the Middle East as “the father of all herbs” – no word on what the mother of all herbs is, unfortunately
Alfalfa contains a broad spectrum of nutrients, but we’ve specifically chosen alfalfa for its impressive fiber content.
There are two general classes of fiber in alfalfa, hemicellulose and cellulose; both of these fibers act as highly effective and impressive energy sources (prebiotics) to enhance the growth of the beneficial bacteria (probiotics) found in PetVi. This natural combination of fibers helps provide the optimal environment for the establishment of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.
Key Benefits of Alfalfa
-High in fiber, protein and trace minerals
- Vitamin A – for night vision and important for eye health. Builds resistance to infections, especially in the respiratory tract; promotes growth ands vitality; promotes healthy skin and is essential in pregnancy.
- Vitamin E – protects cells against damage from sun’s radiation and air pollution; promotes heart, cardiovascular and muscle health and improved immune function; promotes muscle tone in the body; helps bring nutrients to cells and helps strengthen blood vessel walls, including capillary walls; helps proper focusing of the eyes.
- Vitamin U – promotes health of body to help overcome peptic ulcers.
- Vitamin B6 – helps food assimilation and protein and fat metabolism; promotes nerve and skin health; helps battle nausea symptoms.
- Vitamin K – essential for blood clotting; important in liver functions; may possibly contribute to vitality and longevity. Alfalfa can increase the ability of blood to clot after an injury.
- Vitamin D – regulates the use of calcium and phosphorus in the body and is therefore necessary for the proper formation of strong and healthy teeth and bones.
Contains 6 essential enzymes to enable foods to be assimilated in the body:
- Lipase – fat splitting
- Amylase – acts on starches
- Coagulase – coagulates or clots blood
- Invertase – converts cane sugar to dextrose
- Pectinase – forms vegetable jelly
- Protease – digests proteins
Alfalfa is used to help animals adjust to a new diet
-Traditionally used as best herbal treatment for arthritis, rheumatism and gout
-Boosts immune response
-Provides a broad spectrum of nutrients
-Broad spectrum of nutrients boosts nerve and brain function
The Saponins found in alfalfa are known to reduce cholesterol levels. At high intake levels, alfalfa has an alkalizing effect; this role makes alfalfa useful for treating ailments, which involve overly acidic urine.