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.

Diabetes

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.

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Truvía® stevia leaf extract side effects on blood glucose levels in people with diabetes

Purified stevia does not have any immediate effects on blood sugar (glucose) or insulin in people with diabetes in doses as high as 1000mg, or the amount contained in 35 packets of Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener. There was no difference in side effects reported by those consuming stevia leaf extract as compared to those consuming the placebo. This study was conducted with the stevia leaf extract used in Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener and was presented to the public at a scientific meeting in April 2009.

Side effect study of Truvía® stevia leaf extract on people with type 2 diabetes

Chronic consumption of purified stevia leaf extract had no effects on blood sugar (glucose), insulin, hemoglobin A1c, blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides in a subjects with type 2 diabetes in a randomized, masked study. This study followed 122 subjects consuming 1000mg of stevia leaf extract (amount contained in 35 packets of Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener) or placebo every day for 4 months. There were no differences in side effects reported by those consuming stevia leaf extract as compared to those consuming the placebo. The study was conducted with Truvía® stevia leaf extract.

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