What is Stevia?
Stevia Rebaudiana is an herb native to South America which has been used as a sweetener for several centuries.
The Stevia leaf contains various sweet compounds known as steviol glycosides. Rebaudioside A (Reb-A), one of the major glycosides, is a pure and natural Stevia extract that is 250-300 times sweeter than sugar. Additionally, Reb-A is the sweetest and best tasting component of the Stevia plant.
In order to obtain this extract, Stevia leaves are dried and reduced to powder, followed by a purification process. Stivii products contain one of the purest, naturally extracted forms of Reb-A (97%).
Studies have found that Reb-A does not raise blood sugar levels, making it safe for people with diabetes. In 2008, the FDA granted that Reb-A is GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) as a sweetener in food products.
Key Consumer Benefits
Natural origin and free of any chemical additives or alteration
Zero calorie and zero carbohydrate sweetener
250-300 times sweeter than sugar
Suitable for people with diabetes
Inulin is a dietary fiber found in fruits and vegetables such as asparagus, leeks or onions. The inulin present in our products is extracted from chicory roots. Inulin helps improve the taste and texture in many foods.
Steviol Glycoside is the sweet tasting part of the Stevia plant. The sweet leaves of the Stevia plant are dried and condensed into powder or tablet form.
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol used as an additive in many foods. Erythritol occurs naturally in some fruits and fermented foods. It helps enhance the flavor of our product.
Under the Code of Federal Regulations, natural flavors are defined as "the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional". Despite all the varieties, we only use plant extracted natural flavors that are also suitable for vegetarians.
Tablets Only (less than 2% used)
Croscarmellose Sodium is added to each tablet to help it dissolve better in different liquids. This ingredient is categorized as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA.
Magnesium Stearate is also a food additive used as a lubricant in tableting machines to keep different substances from sticking to the machinery.