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 Optimum Nutritionís Stevia Powder

Description

Optimum Nutrition's Stevia Powder features standardized pure White Stevia Extract. Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is derived from a small perennial plant native to the rain forests of Central and South America. Stevia is commonly used as a non-sugar sweetener in food and drink. It is calorie-free and does not increase blood sugar levels like other sweeteners such as sugar or honey.

Stevia leaves contain potent bioflavonoid antioxidants (glycosides) including its major glycoside called stevoside. Stevoside gives stevia its sweetness. It is between 100 and 200 times sweeter than sugar. The glycosides neutralize harmful free radicals (toxic molecules that cause damage to cells). The stevia leaves also contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and other immune system boosting agents.

Stevia can be used in place of artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Research suggests that stevia may help regulate blood sugar levels. One study, published in the Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, found that stevia extract reduced blood glucose levels in 16 healthy participants. This finding suggests that stevia supplementation may be beneficial for individuals with diabetes, hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and obesity.


Pros

Stevia Powder is standardized to 90% stevosides. Optimum Nutrition's careful plant selection, extraction and standardization guarantees product freshness and great taste. It includes a convenient measuring scoop. Stevia can be used in place of sugar or other sweeteners in your favorite recipes and drinks.

Stevia Powder's benefits include:

  • Calorie-Free
  • No artificial sweeteners
  • Non-sugar, natural sweetener
  • Supports healthy blood sugar levels

Cons

Stevia is considered safe with no side effects.
People with diabetes, hyperglycemia or other pre-existing medical conditions should not supplement with Stevia Power without consulting a physician.

There are no drug interactions reported with stevia at this time.


Is it for you?

Do you want a calorie-free, non-sugar, natural sweetener that supports healthy blood sugar levels? If so, Stevia Power is for you.

However, people with diabetes, hyperglycemia or other pre-existing medical conditions should not supplement with Stevia Power without consulting a physician.


Dosage and Directions

Use 1 to 2 scoops in coffee, tea or any other beverage.

Stevia Powder can also be sprinkled onto cold or hot cereal and incorporated into your favorite recipes.



Stevia Powder Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 scoop
Servings Per Container: 250
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Protein 0 g 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Stevia Extract 70 mg *
Sugars 0 g *
Total Carbohydrate <1 g 0%
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients: Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Silica. Stevia Extract (Stevia Rebaudiana) (Leaf) (Standardized to 90% Steviosides).


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Great Taste Great Value

Written by aldrich  | View all my reviews
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Saturday, 08 May 2010
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I have been using this kind of stevia for about 8 years and it is my favorite brand. Unlike the other reviewers who disparaged it for being weaker in flavor than other stevia powders, I like that fact. It is easier to not get too much on. Using too much gives it a gross after-taste. Stevia is an acquired taste and if your body is very acidic you probably wont like it. As another reviewer said it is best to sweeten things like fruit, tea and smoothies.

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Headache free

Written by Tanya  | View all my reviews
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Friday, 07 May 2010
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I watch my sugar intake like crazy, but LOVE my sweet coffee in the morning. Unfortunatyl, the "blue packets" and the "pink packets" give me horrible migraines. Stevia is all natural, easy to use, and tastes like real sugar. I use it everywhere that I use sugar, but mostly in my morning coffee!

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Great for low-carbers

Written by Peter Andersson  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
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Since I started eating low-carb I have tried several different non-sugar sweetener but found non better then stevia.