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Sun May 25, 2014, 10:33 PM

Truvia is not Stevia...

it includes stevia as the second ingredient, but the first is erythmitol, one of the sugar alcohols.

Just 2-4 packets of the stuff in the morning had me running by the afternoon.

Back to Splenda in my coffee and problem solved. Looking for Stevia source without the addition. If it must be mixed, I'd rather mix it with plain ol' sugar for the 2g of carbs than suffer considerable angst and possible embarrassment.

(OTOH, anyone suffering from constipation-- Truvia is a sweet answer.)

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TreasonousBastard May 2014 OP
hlthe2b May 2014 #1
TreasonousBastard May 2014 #2

Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 10:45 PM

1. Indeed it is not... Just a crass attempt to trademark stevia product by a big commercial company

This is the one I use (Sweet Leaf)

Sweetleaf Sweetener, 70 ct ( Multi-Pack)
Zero Calories, zero carbohydrates
Zero glycemic, safe for diabetics
Smooth, fresh, sweet taste, kosher
Extracted using only pure water
Inulin soluble fiber, Stevia Leaf extract.

No glucose, sugar alcohols, or any other sweetener other than stevia. (inulin is a naturally occuring polysaccharide that prevents clumping

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun May 25, 2014, 11:07 PM

2. I'll try that...

I regularly pass a store that carries it. And I'll look again in the drug aisles I pass for "non -tol" versions.

I've ordered it from Puritan's Pride in the past but the stuff was nasty. I see they have a completely new line out now and I'll try one of theirs again. Pretty cheap, too, but so was the last time.


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