Stevia-Bulk, 1000 Packets
Stevia Rebaudiana is a small plant native to Paraguay and Brazil. It was "discovered" in 1887 by a South American scientist named Antonio Bertoni who learned of the herb from the Guarani Paraguayan Indians. Stevia was known locally as Caa'-ehe or Kaa'-he-e which means "sweet herb" or "honeyleaf". Two French chemists named Bridel and Lavieille began to unravel the secret of Stevia in 1931 with exploratory extraction work on Stevia Rebaudiana leaves. Their research yielded a pure, white crystalline compound they named "stevioside". They found this stubstance to be 100-300 times sweeter than table sugar and without toxic effects in laboratory animals.
In 1971 a Chinese researcher, Dr. Tei-fu-chen visited Paraguay where he became so interested in Stevia that he applied for residency status in both Paraguay and Brazil. The non-chemical method of extraction (alcohol) recorded in herbal manuscripts of Chinese emperors became the standard method of extraction for Stevia. It removed the undesirable green color and bitter aftertaste that is found in stevia leaves. Dozens of studies have shown Stevia to be a safe supplement for the human diet, and it is currently used extensively throughout the world in a variety of ways. We hope you enjoy our Stevia products and invite you to try more of our herbal and vitamin dietary supplements.
For dieters, stevia is carbohydrate free, and contains no calories. This makes it possible for dieters to satisfy sweet cravings and used as much stevia as they enjoy, without ruining their eating plans. Some studies have shown that stevia can lower blood pressure. One double-blind, placebo controlled study demonstrated that stevia taken at doses of 250 mg, three times a day for one year resulted in significant and lasting decreases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with moderate hypertension. For people with high blood sugar levels, stevia does a great job of lowering blood sugar levels. This makes it a wonderful sugar substitute for anyone with blood sugar and/or insulin problems, including diabetics. It is advisable for diabetics to continue to monitor their blood sugar levels and insulin levels after using Stevia, just to be safe. Stevia stabilizes blood sugar levels, helps insulin resistance, may even promote insulin production by promoting the pancreas health, discourage glucose absorption in the blood, and inhibit candidiasis, a yeast infection that flourishes when fed sugar. It has also been shown to inhibit the craving for sweet and oily or fatty foods. Other studies have shown that the antibacterial properties of Stevia may help with gingivitis, cavities, tooth decay and mouth sores, and suppresses the development of infectious organisms in the gums and teeth. Stevia also inhibits the growth of plaque and improves overall oral health. People who have used Stevia as a mouthwash has reported significant decrease in gingivitis, bad breath, bleeding gums, and other mouth infections.
Suggested Use: Stevia Extract is a dietary supplement.
Free of: Soy, yeast, wheat, milk, synthetics, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: Rice Maltodextrin, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract (stevioside) and Silica.
Warnings: Attention Diabetics: Stevia Extract does not affect blood sugar levels. Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate that may be useful on the advice of your healthcare practitioner.
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