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Alfamax, a rich source of Vitamins and Minerals

Alfalfa is a protein rich food, containing enzymes, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals, especially high in calcium. These minerals help to create an alkalising effect on the body.

Alfamax, a concentrated extract of Alfalfa

Alfamax is a 10x extract of fresh green alfalfa leaves, harvested in soil rich in sedimentary mineral deposits in south central Utah. Alfamax is much more digestible than raw alfalfa because the plant cellulose has been removed. Alfalfa surpasses all other natural, unprocessed foods in vitamin and mineral content. Approximately 1 tonne of green alfalfa makes approximately 40kg of Alfamax.

Alfalfa, the 'father of all foods' has many benefits

Ever since the Arabs gave alfalfa its modern name - it was traditionally called 'father of all foods' - and fed it to their horses to make them run faster, alfalfa has been given to cattle as a nutrient rich food. However more recently, it has become a common addition to salads.

Alfalfa is a protein rich food, containing enzymes, chlorophyll, all the known vitamins and many organic minerals. The prominent minerals are potassium, iron, sodium, copper, chlorine, silica, sulphur, magnesium and calcium. In fact, alfalfa has a particularly high amount of calcium - it contains 14 times more calcium than wheat germ and 144 times more calcium than liver per kg. These high levels of minerals help to create the alkalising effect alfalfa has on the body. Alfalfa also contains every essential amino acid.

What is alfalfa used for medicinally?

Two of the world's oldest herbal cultures - India and China - make extensive use of alfalfa and both cultures independently agreed it was most effective in the treatment of ulcers, particularly peptic ulcers.

Alfalfa, in heart disease, stroke and cancer

Recent laboratory tests have revealed alfalfa as an agent in the fight against heart disease, stroke and cancer. It has been shown to reduce the likelihood of cancer by binding carcinogens in the colon to help speed their elimination from the body, as well as possessing chlorophyll, which acts as an "internal deodoriser".

We recommend Alfamax to people for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is for its alkalising effect in the body. This makes it particularly good for health complaints, such as:

An over-acid stomach or acid reflux
Infertility due to over-acidity

It is a powerful digestive aid, which can help improve the appetite, relieve urinary and bowel problems and eliminate retained fluid.

This supplement is an excellent choice for people recuperating from illness &/or injury. It is considered a super food to fortify a depleted or poor diet. It may also be used to help with:

Poor digestion
Minor/trace mineral deficiencies
Weak nails
Broken bones
Peptic ulcers
Chronic swelling
Inflammatory conditions
Building blood.

Alfalfa a good source of Vitamin K

Alfalfa is recommended as a good source of Vitamin K to assist in the treatment of bleeding disorders arising from clinical conditions such as ulcers, obstructive jaundice, chronic diarrhoea and drug therapy.

Alfalfa lowers cholesterol and much more

It helps lower cholesterol and bind carcinogens in the colon. Alfalfa supports connective tissue integrity, diet, weight loss and chronic and acute digestive weaknesses. It helps assimilate protein, carbohydrates, iron and calcium. It can be used as a post-partum nutrient and as a dietary addition in pregnancy.

Taking this supplement aids in the assimilation of protein, fats and carbohydrates in the body and regular use will see a reduction in blood cholesterol and aterial plaque deposits.

It helps to build and regenerate normal strength and vitality and it helps to detoxify the liver. It is an excellent supplement to take for gout or arthritic conditions, which are accompanied by swelling and inflammation. It is also an excellent addition to dietary programs designed to build blood and collagen tissue, including ligaments, hair and nails.

Taking alfalfa helps prevent tooth decay and helps rebuild decayed teeth - it contains natural fluoride.

Alfamax is a product you could take instead of a multivitamin. Alfamax may be viewed as an alternative to a multivitamin, due to the impressive nutrient rich concentration contained in the plant. Unlike a multivitamin, where science has formulated a product, Alfamax represents nature's wisdom in providing a perfect balance of naturally occurring nutrients in a easily assimilable base.

At Ideal Health we stock Alfamax in 100 capsule bottles.


The dosage is 2 capsules up to four times daily, depending on your individual needs. It is taken between meals for help with acidity. Those taking blood thinning medication should consult with their healthcare professional before taking Alfalfa.

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The Naturopathic Team
Ideal Health

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