|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Rebaudioside A (Stevia rebaudiana) (leaf) Extract 20 mg||†|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you receive. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: None
Free of: Sugar, Soy, Dairy, Yeast, Gluten, Corn & Additives
Directions: As a dietary supplement sweetener, use as desired, typically 20mg or as directed by a physician. Accurate gram weight scale recommended.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your physician before use. May cause hypoglycemia in some sensitive individuals. Persons taking medications to increase insulin levels and/or lower blood sugar, should not take without medical supervision. Keep out of reach of children.
Stevia is a sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the herb Stevia rebaudiana. Its primary active compounds are the steviol glycosides stevioside and rebaudioside. Rebaudioside A is sweeter, less bitter, and more stable than stevioside. It is also 240 times sweeter than sugar. The body doesn’t recognize or absorb steviol glycosides, which is how the extract has zero calories.
Many individuals use stevia extract to sweeten their food and beverages without the added calories from sugar. Individuals that need to regulate their blood sugar also use stevia extract, as it doesn’t affect blood glucose levels.
Stevia has several other surprising beneficial properties. Stevia extract may help individuals manage their weight through two mechanisms. Stevia extract reduces the calories of food and beverages, which can contribute to the calorie deficit needed to lose weight. It also has novel effects on satiety. Individuals feel just as full after eating a meal made with stevia as those who eat the same meal using traditional sugar. These mechanisms allow people to feel full despite consuming fewer calories.
Stevia also provides anti-inflammatory effects. Rebaudioside A can preserve Nrf2 expression, which is essential for regulating the body’s detox and antioxidant defenses. The body actives Nrf2 in response to oxidative distress, a known cause of chronic inflammation. Stevia also inhibits the expression of genes that promote inflammation.
Stevia may provide antioxidant benefits too. Stevia extract protects cells from oxidative stress damage. It scavenges and prevents free radicals from damaging cells. One study noted that stevia extract has superior antioxidant efficacy than quercetin, another powerful antioxidant.
Stevia is a natural sugar substitute that contains zero artificial ingredients. However, it is not the only sugar substitute available on the market. Determining which sugar substitute is the best comes down to personal preferences and tastes. Some other zero- and low-calorie sweeteners include:
Stevia extract is significantly sweeter than sugar. A standard serving size is 20mg, which correlates to approximately one teaspoon of sugar. Refer to the table below for additional sugar and stevia extract conversions:
|½ C||1/8 tsp|
|2 C||½ tsp|
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*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.