Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stevia Extract

Extracts of the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni plant are used to sweeten food and beverages in South America, Japan and China with no known side effects.  In the small dosages normally ingested by the average consumer, stevia is not likely to have much of an effect, positive or negative, on health.


Some users of Stevia have reported dizzy spells, although this doesn’t appear to be a long-term hazard. Bloating, nausea, and mild gas–more common and not very fun side effects. Other users have reported mild muscle pains.



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