Truvía® Health & Dietary Information
In light of the growing awareness of the serious health risks related to obesity, including diabetes, sensible eating and improved fitness are increasingly important to many people.
Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener provides sweetness with no calories and can play a useful role as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener and Truvía® Tablets are safe for use by people with diabetes. Truvía® stevia leaf extract and erythritol have both been studied in short and long term clinical studies to evaluate safety for use by people with diabetes. Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener and Truvía® Tablets have little or no effect on blood glucose or insulin.
While the product label declares grams of carbohydrate per serving, this carbohydrate is erythritol (a sugar alcohol) which is used as the carrier for the intensely sweet stevia leaf extract. Erythritol cannot be used by the body to create glucose and it cannot be converted to energy (calories). The body removes erythritol without metabolizing it. Therefore, the product label lists grams of carbohydrate for erythritol because FDA labeling regulations require it, but a person who is closely monitoring carbohydrate intake should not count these grams of carbohydrate. Excessive consumption may induce laxative effects.