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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Stevia Leaf Extract

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What are the side effects of stevia?

What are the side effects of stevia?

Rare: Stevia is generally considered safe with few side effects. Some people report nausea or bloating, tough these could be coincidental. I use stevia several times a week and have no concerns myself. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from stevia?

Are there side effects from stevia?

No problem: The artificial sweeteners are all pretty much interchangable from a medical standpoint. Pick which ever one tastes best to you. Some cannot be used in cooking. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does stevia have bad side effects?

Does stevia have bad side effects?

Your preference: All the sweeteners are about the same. Depends upon your preference as to taste. Some cannot be used in baking. None have any known bad side effects unless you have a rare genetic disease pku and take aspartame. ...Read more

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I've heard about side-effects of saccharin. What about aspartame, stevia, sucralose?

I've heard about side-effects of saccharin. What about aspartame, stevia, sucralose?

Aspartame: An artificial sweetener, is declared to be safe & no correlations, to my knowledge, exists with sexual dysfunction, or withdrawal. ...Read more

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Splenda vs. Stevia white extract powder which one is the better choice, healthwise?

Splenda vs. Stevia white extract powder which one is the better choice, healthwise?

Stevia: Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the Stevia plant. It has been used for over 1500 years by the Guarani people of South America. It is 150 times sweeter than glucose. Many brands of stevia contain undesirable chemicals. "Sweet Leaf" (Amazon) is pure stevia. Stevia contains no calories.

Splenda is not a natural compound. There has been some concern it may cause adverse health effects. ...Read more

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What negative side affects happen if I have too much splenda/ sweet n low/ or stevia?

What negative side affects happen if I have too much splenda/ sweet n low/ or stevia?

No problem: The artificial sweeteners are all pretty much interchangable from a medical standpoint. Pick which ever one tastes best to you. Some cannot be used in cooking. Who knows what "too much" means? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I'm using stevia in the raw as a sweetener. It contains dextrose and stevia leaf extract. Is it a healthy choice for diabetics?

I'm using stevia in the raw as a sweetener. It contains dextrose and stevia leaf extract. Is it a healthy choice for diabetics?

Check blood sugars: Sweeteners even from plants can raise your blood sugar. The best way to see how you react to stevia or other sweeteners is to monitor your blood sugar closely 1-2hours after ingesting it. This will give you the best idea of the effects it has on you. ...Read more

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Does Stevia Extract Powder expire? If so how long does it take. (kept in normal room temperate and with lid covering container)

Does Stevia Extract Powder expire? If so how long does it take. (kept in normal room temperate and with lid covering container)

Possibly about 6 mon: Because it is a plant product it my be good for about 6 months or longer
Since it tastes sweet, its being good could be tested by its taste. If the taste in quality and quantitiy did not change, it may be used till the change happens. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about stevia extract for diabetic patient?

Can you tell me about stevia extract for diabetic patient?

Stevia: Wikipedia has an extensive discussion regarding Stevia extract and that should help you understand. If you don't have computer access you could go to your local library for help or discuss this with your doctor. There are benefits and risks for Stevia but benefits are usually more common than risks. ...Read more

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Apart from healthy eating, to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder, vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Apart from healthy eating, to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder, vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more

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I am 6 months pregnant and I was wondering if a chamomile tea containing valerian root, passionflower and stevia leaf extract is safe?

I am 6 months pregnant and I was wondering if a chamomile tea containing valerian root, passionflower and stevia leaf extract is safe?

Why?: Why would you want to take anything when you're pregnant, especially when you don't know what's in the supplement you're ingesting. Play it safe, don't experiment on your baby. There are no supplements (except those ordered by your ob) that are good and safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have made recently is to a fruit juice containing the plant extract stevia, so could it be this that has caused the overactive bladder?

What to do if I have made recently is to a fruit juice containing the plant extract stevia, so could it be this that has caused the overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder: Yes, this juice could cause an overactive bladder but there are many other reasons for an overactive bladder. For starters please stop taking the fruit juice. If after a week your bladder is under control - great! If not please see your doctor to find the real cause of an overactive bladder. ...Read more

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May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

Interactions: As far as I know there is no interaction with the sweetner Stevia. A good place to read is "Atripla Herb Interactions - The Body" ...Read more

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May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

May I know now I eat the efavirenz, abacavir/lamivudine medicine can I eat stevia extract?

It's safe: It's safe. Try to find a brand without a lot of fillers. Use sparingly. It's super concentrated and sweet. ...Read more

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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Do I have to brush my teeth after just drinking 0 calorie vitamin drinks before sleep? They usually don't contain ''sugar, ' but have stevia extract.

Do I have to brush my teeth after just drinking 0 calorie vitamin drinks before sleep? They usually don't contain ''sugar, ' but have stevia extract.

It is recommended: Are you saying that at night time you brush your teeth before bed and then consume a vitamin drink? If that is the case, I would recommend that you switch that scenario around. I do not know what all the ingredients are in your drink, but if there are any fermentable carbohydrates you can get cavities. ...Read more

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What are some negative effects of taking sugar substitutes such as stevia?

What are some negative effects of taking sugar substitutes such as stevia?

Not enough research: Just yesterday, american heart association & american diabetes association published a joint scientific statement on use of non-nutritive sweeteners, including stevia. Bottomline, not enough human studies to determine good from bad. Check it out at http://circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/early/2012/07/09/cir.0b013e31825c42ee. Full. Pdf. ...Read more

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When and how do you use stevia?

When and how do you use stevia?

Stevia: This a natural sweetener made from plant extracts. It tends to be quite sweet. It is used to replace sugar. Best is to sprinkle some do taste test to determine if you need more. ...Read more