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    Old 11-10-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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    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....

     
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    Old 11-10-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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    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

     
    Old 11-15-2004, 04:16 AM   #3
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    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
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    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
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    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.

     
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