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Stevia Extract

1 oz: Now Foods, Item# 17218

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  • Stevia Extract
  • 1 oz: Now Foods
  • Item Catalog Number: 17218

Stevia Extract (stevioside) is an extract of Stevia rebaudiana, a small plant native to Paraguay and Brazil, which was first identified in 1887. Stevioside is 250 times sweeter than table sugar1-2 and results of short and long-term studies have shown it to be a safe supplement for the human diet.3-7

Stevia Extract has been shown to promote healthy blood sugar levels in those already within normal levels and may be useful as a potential source of natural antioxidants. 8-10

References
1. J Agric Food Chem. 2003 Oct 22;51(22):6618-22.
2. J Nat Prod. 1982 Sep-Oct;45(5):590-99.
3. Food Chem Toxicol. 1997 Jun;35(6):597-603.
4. Drug Chem Toxicol. 1997 Feb-May;20(1-2):31-44.
5. Mutagenesis. 1996 Nov;11(6):573-9.
6. Mutagenesis. 1996 Nov;11(6):565-72.
7. Food Chem Toxicol. 1992 Nov;30(11):957-65.
8. Metabolism. 2004 Jan;53(1):73-6.
9. Braz J Med Biol Res. 1986;19(6):771-4.
10. J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Nov 27; [Epub ahead of print]
Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1/32 teaspoon (28 mg)

Servings Per Container 1000

Amount Per Serving

Stevia extract powder (Stevia rebaudiana) (leaf)

28 mg

 
Dosage and Use
  • Since Stevia is 250 times as sweet as sucrose (table sugar), only minute quantities of this product are needed.