Stevia Lemon Liquid Herbal Extract Glycerite
Sugar replacement and Non-Glycemic sweetener
INGREDIENTS (in descending order):
Stevia Leaf Extract (Stevia rebaudiana)
Deionized Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Lemon Natural Flavor, Lemon Essential Oil
300 mg per ml of Stevia standardized to 90% Steviosides (the sweet part)
38.5 mg/ml (5 drops)
Serving per container 320
Sweetener (nonglycemic = does not effect blood sugar levels)
Stevia is used where a sweetening agent is desired without the calories or blood sugar effect. Its use goes back centuries to Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. It became popular in Europe in the late 1800’s and more recently it was reintroduced in the 1970’s in Japan and 1980’s in the USA. Although known in the USA as early as the 1910’s it was always seen as a threat to the sugar industry. In 1931, French chemists isolated the glycosides that give Stevia its sweet taste and named them steviosides. These compounds are 250–300 times sweeter than ordinary table sugar. Stevia’s sweet taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, and has a slight after taste unique to Stevia. This version of Stevia is extracted using a fermentation process to limit the undesirable after taste to a level not found in other extracts. Stevia does not significantly alter blood glucose, and so is useful as a sweetener for those with blood sugar swings (hyper and hypoglycemia), diabetics and others on carbohydrate controlled diets.
It is added to beverages, liquid supplements and other foods to improve taste. It is an extremely sweet herb, so it should be added slowly until the desired amount of sweetness is achieved. It is widely used in Japan and accounts for over 40% of the sweetener market.
Stevia is safe for children. It will be extremely helpful for kids who are negatively affected by sugar in terms of hyperactivity, mood swings and blood sugar problems.
Stevia can be used with bitter herbal tea and tincture blends to help cover the bitter taste of the other herbs. It is also added to tea, coffee and other beverages.
Contra-Indications and Cautions:
There are no contraindications.
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.