Sweeten your health, waistline and life with Stevia.
How does the taste of Stevia Extract compare to other sweeteners?
For those who don’t know, or have never heard of it, Stevia is an herb that has a sweetening power unlike any other. The herb is native to Paraguay and is nothing new to the people in the region. It was in use well before the 1800′s to sweeten teas and also chewed simply for the sweet taste, kind of like our modern-day bubble gum. (minus the bubble and elementary school comics). The steviosides in their pure forms have a characteristic clean, intensive sweet taste with a mild herbal after-taste. When blended with other products, however, it exhibits synergistic effects and often enhances the flavor of the other products.
The same claims, low carb, non-caloric sweetener that will undoubtedly cause cancer or contains chemicals that researchers will find 15 years after we start using it. We are very cautious when something “groundbreaking” is discovered – we are pure powder people, using only proven natural products and very sceptical about the new chemical pills that can shed 10 kilograms in 5 days, make you stronger, better in bed, more attractive and allows you to drive that new sports car.
Claims are made everyday. Claims mean nothing if the person doing the claiming is the same company doing the researching/marketing. That’s what good about Stevia Extract. No company has the exclusive rights to it.
So what’s the deal with Stevia? Is it safe? What does research say? Can Stevia Extract replace my sugar packets?
The researchers agreed, “The results of this study are astonishing. Stevioside at a dose as high as 2,500 mg/kg did not do any harm to animals. We conclude that stevioside at a dose as high as 2.5 grams per kilogram of body weight affects neither the growth nor reproduction in hamsters.” (Sahelian, 1999).
“Stevia is safe for human consumption as per intended usage, that is, as a sweetener”
(Mauro Alvarez, Ph.D., Brazil)
“In this well-chronicled history of stevia, no author has ever reported any adverse human health consequences associated with consumption of stevia leaf”
(Supplement to GRAS affirmation petition no. 4G0406, 1995)
“Stevia is a completely safe health-promoting herb”
(Juan Esteban Aguirre, Paraguayan Ambassador to the United States, in a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, September 23, 1993)