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Stevia: Plant Based Natural Sweetener
• Zero calories, zero carbs
• No bitter aftertaste
• Safe for diabetics
What is Stevia?
Stevia is a word both for a plant and for a sweetener extracted from the leaves of that plant. Stevia has been grown and used in South America for centuries, and it spread to the rest of the world during the 18th century, when people first began taking the product with them to Europe in large volumes. In the early 1900s, stevia exploded into popularity in several markets.
The stevia plant is a perennial shrub native to Paraguay and Brazil. Native Americans in these regions realised that the leaves were sweet, and used them to season teas and other foods. The plant is also sometimes called sweetleaf or sugarleaf, in a reference to the natural sweetness held in the leaves.
What does Stevia do?
It has been shown that stevia is much sweeter than other sugars, meaning that only a small amount needs to be used. The body also processes stevia very slowly, which greatly reduces the risk of a sugar high. In addition, stevia is essentially calorie free, which is why it is popular with dieters. Research also suggests that stevia may be safe for diabetics, although diabetics should always consult their doctors about additions to their diet which may alter their blood sugar.
Will Stevia raise my blood sugar levels?
Not at all. In fact, according to some research, it may actually lower blood sugar levels. However, this research has yet to be confirmed and contradictory results make any conclusions premature.
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1/2ml (approx 14 drops)
Servings Per Container: 120
Amount Per Serving:
• Stevia leaf fluid extract (1:1) 500mg
Guaranteed to contain a minimum of 50mg of Steviosides
Other Ingredients: Coconut Glycerin, USP Purified Water.
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As a dietary supplement take 1/2 ml (approx 14 drops) 2 times a day in a small amount of water.