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Does alfalfa have estrogen?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No, but...: ...Alfalfa contains isoflavones which have a low and variable degree of estrogen like activity in animal models. One would have to consume a lot of alfalfa to have much of an effect, and there are side effects associated with this supplement which would need to be seriously considered first.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Yes, kind of: Alfalfa contains what are called "phytoestrogens, " or plant estrogens. They are found only in plants, but chemically they behave like Estrogens in a human body. But - .The majority of human estrogen is called estradiol, which is not found at all in plants.
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What is estrogen?

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Female hormone: Female hormone produced by the ovary.
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