Dr Paula Trumbo

STEVIA


What is it & Why is it in 8RGEENS?   

Dr. Paula Trumbo FDA expert
and Nutrition Scientist 
explains all

What is Stevia?

Stevia is a widely grown plant that belongs to the sunflower family and is native to Central and South America. Studies have shown it to be a safe, naturally derived, calorie-free sugar substitute. The compound responsible for the plant’s sweetness is a glycoside found in the plant's leaves.

In South America and Asia, people have been using Stevia leaves to sweeten drinks like tea for many years.


How is Stevia found in 8Greens?

Stevia is used as a natural sweetener and works alongside the 8 REAL greens found 8Greens


Are Stevia Sweeteners safe to consume?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that Stevia is generally recognized as safe (GRAS)

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What happens to Stevia after consumption?

There is no accumulation in the body, everything that is put into the body is expelled.


Can my child have Stevia?

Yes. Stevia is metabolized in children the same way it is in adults.


Can people with diabetes and other health problems have Stevia?


Yes. The benefit of consuming Stevia instead of sugar is that blood sugar levels are not increased. Therefore, Stevia is a better alternative to sugar in people with diabetes. Because Stevia provides zero calories, it can be a good alternative to sugar for maintaining or losing weight which is a risk factor for different chronic diseases.