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Is stevia safe for infants

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Nothing so far to indicate it is not.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Yes: So far, all data indicates that stevia is another zero calorie artificial sweetener that is safe to use is a sugar substitute.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
All the same: All of the artificial sweeteners are about the same. The decision should be based upon taste, and whether you need to use it in cooking, as some can'... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Maybe.: Both products are advertised as coming from natural sources, so it would seem that they should be safe. They just haven't been used long enough yet to... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: Both are thought to be safe, but while you're pregnant it's an excellent idea to limit any exposure to drugs, chemicals, supplements, additives, etc o... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes, but why?: It's safe, but why would you want to take it? Sugar actually has very few calories, and you shouldn't try to lose weight during pregnancy, so why take... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Amount-dependent: While they're presumed to be safe in small amounts, these artificial sweeteners have been found to be harmful (at least to lab animals) in really high... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Safe: Other than an aftertaste, it does not have side effects. However, do not expect using a sugar substitute to result in weight loss, unless you exercise... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
Hospital-based practice 24 years experience
Yes: Stevia is a herbal sweetener. No problem.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: The history of Stevia leaf dates back several centuries. It has mainly been used for diabetes, GI tract regulation, an anti-infective, energy, etc. I ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Should be ok: I am not aware of any problems with stevia in kidney failure. However supplements are not well regulated and thus good studies will not have been cond... Read More

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