Q: Why do I always have to take alfalfa?
A: Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) is a perennial herb from the pea family that is probably best known as a type of grass that cattle eats. Alfalfa is a rich source of many vitamins and minerals, high in chlorophyll and contains eight essential amino acids. We use it to balance your electrolytes because it has a 2:1 ratio of potassium to sodium, which is what is needed to help fuel the cells in your body. Without gas, a car doesn’t run, and without electrolytes, the same is true for you. Your kidneys work to keep the levels constant in your blood despite the changes that occur daily in your body. If your electrolytes are out of balance, you may experience fatigue, high blood pressure, headaches, sinus trouble, shortness of breath, or muscle weakness. They can especially become depleted if you participate in sports, exercise, or are ill.
It's always good to have some alfalfa with you, because it works great on a headache and is much better for you than reaching for medication, and is healthier than electrolyte drinks which are often high in sugar.