What are the benefits from taking alfalfa supplements?


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The evident benefit of taking alfalfa supplements is the lowering of cholesterol levels in individuals with high cholesterol levels, according to WebMD. There is insufficient evidence about its effects on additional conditions.

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One study showed a 17 percent decrease in cholesterol and a major reduction of LDL cholesterol related to atherosclerosis, according to HowStuffWorks. Herbalists commonly recommend taking alfalfa for various cases of debility, ongoing illness and malnutrition.

Alfalfa is used to treat many other conditions, yet there is insufficient evidence on the results, according to WebMD. Some of these conditions include urinary conditions, kidney conditions, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

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