Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ah-Choo! Here comes Fall!

(Our handsome guys {Aiden & Camryn} at the wedding)

The power of Alfalfa Complex

Our recent trip back to Massachusetts for my sisters wedding (post coming soon!) had us all coughing, sneezing with runny noses! 

Yup, Fall is brewing in New England. 
Last week I posted about how to combat a cold naturally. 
One of the components of that remedy is Alfalfa. I thought "why not highlight the benefits?"

Research has shown the benefits of alfalfa are numerous. This is because of the many nutrients found in alfalfa. Just take a look at all the vitamins and minerals found in the alfalfa plant:

Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Niacin B3
Pantothenic Acid B5
Pyridoxine B6
Folic Acid B9
Cobalamin B12
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K

Facts about alfalfa:
- Used by chinese medicine since the 6th century
- A perennial plant, often given to livestock and horses to make them stronger
- Made it's American appearance in 1736 and noted for use to ease digestion
- Native Americans used the seeds in their diets
- Paste made from the seeds is known to ease the pain of bites or stings or boils.
- Has been used by nursing mothers to stimulate the flow of milk

A 12 month study conducted by researchers from Osaka Kosei-Nenkin Hospital in Osaka, Japan proves that Alfalfa has improved liver & kidney function and also reduces: the bad cholesterol, heart disease, and stroke.

Personally, Alfalfa has improved my seasonal allergies. 
I have not taken any prescription or over the counter allergy meds in 3 years!

There are many alfalfa supplements on the market, however we only trust Shaklee. The main reason is because of all the testing Shaklee performs on many stages of the processing of every single product. The test at the farm, at the factory and the finished product. Shaklee has been known to stop the processing and distribution of products due to quality control. Keep i mind that it is not the FDA/Government telling them to do so. In fact the FDA/Government has never had to demand that Shaklee stop processing or distribution on any product, ever!

Don't believe me? 
Call the company contact info on any of the bottles you find at your local stores and request proof that: 
1. the product is exactly what is on the label (many companies either add other stuff or omit what is stated on the bottle)
2. written proof of any research clinical or medical done on this very product contained in the bottle
3. written documentation stating the safety and liability of the product contained within the bottle.
4. And just for kicks, as just how many medical journals they have been published in? Then let them know Shaklee has been in about 100!!!

Honestly, I usually don't make is very much past question #1 before they either hang up or start getting upset and loud ;(

At about .50 cents per day, Shaklee's Alfalfa Complex packs a big bang for your (half) buck! 

By the way, within 30 minutes of taking the Alfalfa, our symptoms went away every time!
Have you tried combating allergies naturally?

Have a great day,


  1. i'm just loving fall wedding stuff! I love her dresses-it looks like you could choose your own style?

  2. We have the Ah Choo stuff going on here as well. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen