Health Benefits of Stevia

Our baby Stevia plants

Since taking on this business we have been on a steep learning curve with respect to diet, health and the world of non-sugar sweeteners. This post shares some of the research papers I dug into on this journey.

A Word on Quality

First up let me share the important point that quality counts when it comes to Stevia extracts. We use the highest grade quality products in liquid form (>95% Steviol glycosides) and in powdered form (>98% Rebaudiana A). You will find lower quality products on the market, so keep your eyes open.

Let's Look At The Research

I am only posting the top few articles that came from a Google search and just paraphrased the top 2, and while there is a lot more information out there, you can quickly see that this plant has some amazing potential for our health:

Natural sweetener Stevia rebaudiana - link to study 

  1. Anti-diabetic
  2. Anti-hypertension
  3. Anti-metabolic syndrome (obesity)
  4. Promoting renal function
  5. Antioxidant
  6. Anti-cancer

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so here is Figure 2 from the paper:

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Stevia: It’s Not Just About Calories link to study 

"...inclusion of stevia leaf extracts in the diet has been associated with antihyperglycemic, insulinotropic, glucagonostatic, hypotensive, anticariogenic, antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulatory and chemopreventative responses." 

In-vitro Antimicrobial and Antitumor Activities of Stevia Rebaudiana (Asteraceae) Leaf Extracts - link to study

Stevia: Medicinal Miracles and Therapeutic Magic - link to study

Genotoxic Activity of Saccharin, Acesulfame-K, Stevia and Aspartame-Acesulfame-K in Commercial Form - link to study 

Anticariogenic properties and effects on periodontal structures of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni - link to study

Effectiveness of Stevia Rebaudiana Whole Leaf Extract Against [Lyme Disease] the Various Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi in Vitro - link to study

A review of stevia as a potential healthcare product - link to study

The List Goes On

I only listed the top results from Google but you can find more than 50 papers about Stevia here:

Added Bonus: Sustainability

Stevia is more sustainable than sugar with an "82% reduction in carbon footprint for stevia compared with beet sugar and a 64% reduction compared with cane sugar". - link to study

Also Read 

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Food & Safety Australia & New Zealand safety report - link to report

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