Stevia is a leaf extract that produces a non-carbohydrate sweetener. Although it is sweeter than sugar, stevia helps maintain even blood sugar levels, making it an attractive alternative sweetener for diabetics.
In high concentrations, stevia can sometimes leave a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste.
|Blood Sugar||Helps regulate blood sugar.|
|Digestion - General||Aids digestion. Reduces gas.|
|Hair||Added to soap can relieve dandruff, improves luster of hair, and helps retain natural hair color.|
|Skin||Can be applied topically to soften and tighten the skin and smooth wrinkles. May be applied directly to blemishes, acne outbreaks, or mouth sores.|
|Teeth and Gums||Added to toothpaste or mouthwash, inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay.|