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Doctor insights on: Little Rascals Alfalfa

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Are alfalfa products bad for males ?

Are alfalfa products bad for males ?

This: Has potential side effects. Fatigue, itch, possible vit k side effects. To name a few. No direct issues with males. That i saw. Call your doctor before you start any supplements ...Read more

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What must one know before using alfalfa?

What must one  know before using alfalfa?

Good stuff...: One cup of alfalfa sprouts is only 8 calories. It has 0.6 grams of dietary fiber. Alfalfa sprouts contain l-cavanine which could potentially cause a person with lupus to flare. There have been reports of incidents of contamination of alfalfa sprouts w e.Coli, listeria & salmonella. It may reduce effectiveness of blood thinning agents & estrogenic activity might impact hormone therapies. ...Read more

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What is the problem with eating alfalfa sprouts?

What is the problem with eating alfalfa sprouts?

Alfalfa sprouts: Alfalfa sprouts are high in protein and easily digestible, making them a good food. I am not aware of any problems with eating them, as long as they are fresh and have not spoiled. ...Read more

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Why were alfalfa sprouts yanked from a lot of markets and restaurants? I loved them.

Why were alfalfa sprouts yanked from a lot of markets and restaurants? I loved them.

Contamination: There have been problems with salmonella and listeria food poisoning, unfortunately. The same moist, warm conditions you need to grow sprouts can be similarly luscious for bacteria to grow too. You can grow your own at home, but be very careful to keep things clean . . ...Read more

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What are alfalfa supplements?

What are  alfalfa supplements?

An herb supplement: Alfalfa is used to treat kindney and prostate conditions and increase urine flow. It is also used for high cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, diabetes and upset stomach. It seems to prevent cholesterol absorption in the gut. ...Read more

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What are the warnings for alfalfa supplements for?

What are the warnings for alfalfa supplements for?

Seed unsafe longterm: The seeds are unsafe longterm and may cause reactions similar to the autoimmune disease lupus. It may also cause the skin to become sensitive to the sun. It is unsafee to use during pregnancy and breast feeding because of its estrogen like effect. Autoimmune diseases might flare up from taking alfalfa.Hormone sensitive conditons as breast , uterine, ovarian, cancer and endometriosis might worsen. ...Read more

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Does alfalfa have estrogen?

Does alfalfa have estrogen?

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. ...Read more

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Does soy in alfalfa powder affect males ?

TheJoyOfSoyForTheBoy: Yes,the male cows fed them: they grow bigger.As for you, if you're worried about the estrogen effects of soy isoflavones,I wouldn't.You'd have to eat a cow's worth every day and even then, it's doubrful you'd soon be buying lipstick.Humans metabolize them efficiently and there aren't many legit studies that demonstrate much of a problem.Eat in moderation- and let me know if your bra size changes. ...Read more

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Is alfalfa powder bad for males since it obtains estrogen ?

Not bad,: just worthless. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. It's a very expensive way to get a common and inexpensive grain into your diet. ...Read more

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Is it bad for men to eat alfalfa food or powders because of estrogen in it ?

Is it bad for men to eat alfalfa food or powders because of estrogen in it ?

Forgive my frankness: You will be told at various times by "environmentally conscious persons" that estrogens in the diet and the environment are ruining humankind and other living things, and that "phytoestrogens" are also extremely good for you. After 30 years, I'm totally unimpressed, and most of the claims have fizzled scientifically. Others here may disagree, but I say eat what you wish. ...Read more