Info: 100 Packets; Totaling 110 g
If you would like a convenient sweetener for your coffee, tea, or other beverages but are concerned about your blood sugar levels or calories and don't want an artificial sweetener that might have a bitter aftertaste or side effects, try NOW Foods' Better Stevia: a sugar-free natural herbal supplement with zero calories, a superior taste (with no bitter aftertaste), and a low glycemic index. This Better Stevia Balance type has been enhanced with chromium and inulin to provide support for healthy glucose metabolism.
Stevia rebaudiana is a small plant native to Paraguay and Brazil. In 1887, a South American scientist named Antonio Bertoni learned of the herb from the Guarani Paraguayan Indians who used it to flavor bitter tribal beverages. Subsequently, the French chemists Bridel and Lavieille began conducting exploratory extraction work on its leaves in the 1930s, isolating "stevioside," the pure, white, crystalline compound responsible for Stevia's flavourful properties. NOW's Better Stevia Extract products are based on that research.
Inulin is a type of fibre derived from chicory, which contains some shorter-chain molecules known as oligofructose or fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which function as a prebiotic, to stimulate the growth of friendly intestinal flora in order to support good colon health and better digestion and nutrient absorption. It has a low glycemic index, making it suitable for persons on certain types of restricted diets.
Chromium is a trace mineral which is involved in a number of important bodily functions, but is lacking in many of our diets, due to the over-processing of our foods. It is an effective synergist for Stevia and Inulin.
Each 1.1 g packet contains:
130 mg Organic Stevia Extract (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf) (contains 80% glucosyl steviosides)
900 mg Inulin (Cichorium intybus [Chicory] Root)
50 mcg Chromium (from Chromium Chelavite-HVP Chelate)
Other Ingredients: Silica.
Non-GMO. Gluten-free, and also contains no: preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavours or artificial sweeteners.
Dissolve 1 packet in 4 to 8 ounces of water or desired beverage. Do not exceed 2 packets per day. Store in a cool, dry place.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have low blood pressure.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80035858.