It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Diet & Nutrition Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-10-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 58
lostgrrl HB User
Stevia

Hey...I've been using Stevia as a sweetner for years - i've bought in in bulk even and used it to make everything -but I wonder - how much is too much? Anyone know anything bad about it - there have only been positivve reports from what I know but it isn't FDA approved....

 
Old 11-10-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Northeast US
Posts: 675
ChappyBoy HB User
Re: Stevia

Lostgrl- It isn't FDA approved because it is a supplement. I have read that it can cause low sperm counts in men butthat shouldn't be a concern

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 11-15-2004, 04:16 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 58
lostgrrl HB User
Re: Stevia

I am just nervous because I really can use a lot of it - especially in the summer - I make iced tea and stuff with it - and although it is really sweet - I think just like anything - you develop a tolerance for it and have to use more....anyone use it very liberally as well?

 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:02 AM   #4
Inactive
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 244
Takara HB User
Re: Stevia

My mother-in-law is from South America and she says they use it very liberally over there. She has been using it for years and is very healthy. From what I know it is much healthier than sugar and has no side-effects.

 
Old 12-17-2004, 03:16 PM   #5
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 28
JustK HB User
Re: Stevia

Make sure you are using the Stevia Plus. It is much better for you and has fiber in it. The FDA hasn't approved it as a sweetener even tho' it is a natural sweetener grown from a plant. It has been approved as a supplement. 2 tsp a day or 2 packets are really all you need daily. I wouldn't go over this amount.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Stevia and Truvia beluvdlily Diabetes 0 03-03-2009 07:54 AM
Thoughts on the natural sweetner Stevia? Concerned Male Diet & Nutrition 20 02-27-2006 06:12 PM
Stevia sweetner Kaycee41 Diet & Nutrition 6 12-05-2005 08:10 AM
Dietary Supplement Stevia Mudiefeets Diet & Nutrition 2 09-21-2005 06:33 AM
Anybody ever used stevia? jazzyE Diet & Nutrition 6 03-15-2005 06:52 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



JohnR41 (17), sjb (8), janewhite1 (7), tjlhb (5), Administrator (4), Machaon (4), bdrunner79 (4), ladybud (3), esker (2), Yavanna (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (856), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (771), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:17 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!