Enzymatically Active Alfalfa Juice: Alfalfa is considered the richest land source of trace minerals, but also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K, protein, calcium, potassium, carotene, iron, and zinc. This plant contains such an abundance of vitamins and minerals because it is known to send its roots nearly thirty feet in depth into the soil in order to obtain nutrients. It is still used throughout the world to aid in the supply of super nutrients.
The people of China have been using alfalfa as an alternative treatment since the sixth century. It has also been known to be used for: liver cleansing, detoxify the blood and intestines, stroke prevention, whooping cough, arthritis, minimizing fluid retention, digestive issues, help deliver nutrients to the glandular, skeletal, and urinary system and help lower cholesterol levels.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which plays a vital role in our health. It contributes to collagen production, which in turn helps produce youthful, healthy-looking skin. Vitamin C may also help with connective tissue, bones, teeth, and organs.
Thiamine (Vitamin B-1) was the first organic compound to be recognized as a vitamin in the 1920’s. Thiamine plays a very important role in the human body by helping to deliver electrolytes to the muscle cells, and assisting in the digestion of carbohydrates, and helping to convert protein, fat and carbohydrates into useable energy. It is generally thought that the more carbohydrates a person consumes, the more Thiamine is needed. Thiamine is a water soluble B-vitamin, which means it is not stored in the body and must be either taken in supplement form or consumed in food on a regular basis.
Thiamine is also a key contributor to other functions in the body like brain function, and the nervous system, as well as heart and muscles function. If the body does not receive enough of this key nutrient, symptoms may include: abdominal discomfort, fatigue, trouble digesting carbohydrates, mental fog, increased irritability, depression, trouble breathing and possible heart damage. Individuals prone to deficiency may include: alcoholics, anorexics, kidney dialysis patients, those with Crohn’s disease.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) plays a key role in the body’s ability to process the foods into burnable fuel for our body to use. When a person’s body has adequate levels of Riboflavin, they will often experience increased energy levels and a boost to their immune system. This B-Vitamin is also noted for maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails and assisting with migraine headaches, cataracts, cervical cancer, burning feet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, blood disorders, muscle cramps, and acne. Athletes have been known to use B-Vitamin supplementation to increase their energy and performance.
It is thought to slow aging, help with memory loss, aid in illnesses such as liver disease, alcoholism, sickle cell anemia, and help with the treatment of lactic acidosis which, is a condition suffered by some AIDS patients taking NRTI drugs. Studies are being conducted to further understand the role Riboflavin plays in the body.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B-3) a water soluble B-vitamin, has been shown to be helpful in Type I and II Diabetes, heart disease and prevention of atherosclerosis (artery hardening). Niacinamide may reduce the risk of second heart attacks.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B-6) is one of the essential B-complex vitamins. This vitamin helps create neurotransmitters which are the chemicals that deliver signals between cells. Pyridoxine is needed for the brain to function at a normal level and is also responsible for some hormone production in the body such as serotonin, norepinephrine and melatonin. Other areas where Pyridoxine may be helpful include: Premenstrual syndrome, carpel tunnel syndrome, morning sickness, depression, macular degeneration, tardive dyskinesia, and heart disease.
Individuals that do not get enough Pyridoxine in their diets may be more prone to develop heart disease. Scientists don’t know exactly why Pyridoxine is able to reduce the homocysteine levels in the blood (which seem related to heart disease) but getting enough of the vitamin may be an important aspect. Those who suffer with arthritis may be slightly deficient in Pyridoxine because chronic inflammation may deplete Pyridoxine levels.
Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9) is a B-vitamin that is especially important before becoming pregnant, and it is estimated that women should take approximately 400mcg of Folic Acid beginning one month before trying to conceive.
It is a well-known fact among medical practitioners that Folic Acid is a key element in preventing major birth defects of the brain and spine and may even be helpful in preventing other defects like cleft palate and heart defects. Some Center for Disease Control (CDC) studies suggest that Hispanic/Latina women have the highest rate of children affected by these defects, primarily because their diets may contain less Folic Acid. According to the CDC, getting all the vitamins and nutrients necessary on a daily basis from food alone is almost impossible and therefore recommends a multivitamin be taken daily which provide essential nutrients like Folic Acid.
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B-12) is the most commonly supplemented B-Vitamin and is needed for nervous system health, and also helps the body use fat and carbohydrates to make energy and new protein.
The normal formation of healthy DNA is effected by Cyanocobalamin levels in the body and if there is a deficiency anemia may result.
Other signs that may indicate low levels of Cyanocobalamin may be: memory loss, poor coordination, constipation, headache, insomnia, drowsiness, depression, visibility problems, neurological disorders such as hearing voices, a swollen tongue, mouth soreness, weight loss, nausea and fatigue.
Biotin (Vitamin B-7) is a B-Complex vitamin. It is needed in the body to achieve healthy skin, nerves, digestive tract, metabolism, and cells. Research has shown that, when combined with chromium, it may help regulate blood sugar levels in Type II Diabetics. Indications that a person may be deficient in Biotin are: thinning hair, rash around the eyes, nose and mouth, bouts of depression, hallucinations, exhaustion, and a tingling sensation through the arms and legs. It is also thought that a Biotin deficiency may lead to high cholesterol levels and heart problems.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) is noted for several important functions within the body, including helping to control cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure. It can be beneficial when trying to fight off infections and diseases, as well as generally strengthening the immune system. Pantothenic Acid may also reduce body fatigue, and like other B-Vitamins it acts as a “stress-buster” by helping to relieve anxiety and symptoms of depression.
Pantothenic Acid helps the liver to metabolize toxic substances in the body, and when taken in large doses (1g-10g per day) may help with acne, adrenal fatigue, stress, migraines and sinus conditions. Pantothenic Acid may also be helpful with: asthma, autism, osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and premenstrual syndrome.
Calcium is derived from an USDA Certified Organic plant-based source, which is easily absorbed by the body. Taking calcium may immediately soothe growing pains and muscle cramps. It may aid in the prevention of colon cancer, heart disease, and help with weight loss. If calcium is not provided in sufficient quantities, one may experience: muscle cramps or spasms, night aches, restless sleep, insomnia, hypertension, palpitations, high blood pressure, loose teeth, gum disease, arthritis, and osteoporosis.
It may take time to rebuild levels of calcium in a deficient body, and to achieve optimal results it should be added daily through food or supplementation.
USP Natural Vegetable glycerin is a preserving agent that is used instead of alcohol. The glycerin is derived from plants and can be taken by people who do not wish to ingest alcohol when taking their herbal supplements. Natural vegetable glycerin is very sweet and although it is considered a carbohydrate it does not have a significant effect on blood sugar so it can still be used by people who need to use insulin. Glycerin is also said to be the only safe sweetener for patients who suffer from candida (yeast infections) which thrive on normal sugars.
Natural vegetable glycerin acts as a molecular agent to help extract powerful compounds from herbs and suspends them in a stable state so they are much easier to assimilate.
Glycerin is becoming sought after by athletes because it is said to increase blood volume in the body and regulate temperatures when exercising. Glycerin supplements are believed to improve how the body performs in high temperatures by delaying dehydration. This plant by-product could perhaps give the leading edge to athletes in competition.