AVOID Alfalfa Pellets/Pills


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NOW brand, and a number of other dietary supplement makers market Alfalfa pellets. On the surface this might seem safe, since Alfalfa contains a generous amount of Vitamin K, and other minerals. But all Alfalfa contains L-Canasine, a highly toxic compound, that is bone marrow suppressive. Symptoms can include permanent and irreversible platelet suppression.

L-Canasine is greatly increased in the pill and pellet form, but fresh Alfalfa is dangerous as well.

If you want Vitamin K, don't get it from Alfalfa products. There are better sources. Below are some references:




A19 - Alfalfa sprouts contain a highly toxic substance called canavine.