📌 If you find that Stevia upsets our stomach, it may not be the stevia but the Erythritol.
These 'organic/natural' stevia products are more Erythritol than stevia. Truvia is another stevia product that includes Erythritol.
What is Erythritol?
It's man-made and made from cornstarch and unless it says non-gmo -- it probably is genetically modified.
It's rapidly absorbed in the small intestine, but it is poorly metabolized and has no known functions in the human body.
Just because a sweetener doesn't affect your blood sugar, it doesn't mean that it's good for you.
It's considered ultra-processed and an 'invisible GMO ingredient'.
Researchers have found that the main ingredient of Truvia, Erythritol, has proven potent insecticidal activity. Scientists were shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol.
Erythritol is commonly added to many packaged foods, snacks, drink items, sugar-free gums, mints and even some medications.
If you are purchasing Stevia, look for Organic Stevia Leaf Extract. SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Leaf Extract is one example.