Nu Naturals NuStevia NoCarbs Blend - 2.75 oz. (78g)
NuNaturals NuStevia Stevia NoCarbs uses Erythritol, a natural filler that is produced from corn. Erythritol enhances the taste of Stevia. NuStevia NoCarbs will have absolutely no effect on blood sugar levels and is safe for both Type I and II diabetics. NuStevia NoCarbs Blend contains 60% more Stevia extract than most other brands on the market. The cost to get the same sweet taste of other brands can be up to 2 1/2 times more expensive compared to NuNaturals. NuNaturals NuStevia NoCarbs Blend will save you money.
This product is the dietary supplement form of Stevia. Erythritol is used to make it easier to use this product. Erythritol does add sweetness as well. 1/4 of a teaspoon will taste as sweet as 2 teaspoons of sugar (this is the amount in 1 packet). 2 tablespoons will be as sweet as 1 cup of sugar. 24 packets would be equal to 1 cup of sugar.
- Erythritol is a white crystalline powder derived from corn starch.
- Erythritol has no calories per serving.
- Erythritol is safe for people with diabetes.
- It does not affect blood glucose or insulin levels.
- Erythritol will not cause undesired gastrointestinal or laxative effects.
- Erythritol does not promote tooth decay; mouth bacteria cannot metabolize it.
- Erythritol has a clean, sweet taste. The sweetness level is 75% that of sugar.
- Erythritol is naturally present in fruits and vegetables.
They are using natural flavors that are plant based extracts. These extracts help to increase the sense of sweetness and rounds out the flavor of their NuStevia as well as Pure Liquid Clear Stevia, Vanilla Stevia and Alcohol Free products. From endless consumer feedback, they know that people regard their NuStevia products as the best tasting and sweetest products on the market. Even though they are selling Stevia as a dietary supplement, they know taste is very important to people.
The natural flavors are natural plant extracts from herbs and berries. These natural flavors do not contain any MSG (monosodium glutamate) or any other “natural flavors” that are known to cause allergic reactions in the body. They do scrutinize the ingredients that we use very carefully and would not use an ingredient known to cause reactions.
They do not wish to disclosure the source of the natural flavor because it is a trade secret. We have spent a lot of time researching and developing the best tasting Stevia products on the market and do not wish to share this information with other companies selling Stevia..
They have been adding these natural flavors to our Stevia products for over 4 years and have not received any communication from the people using our Stevia products about negative reactions. There have been over a half a billion servings sold without one negative reaction reported to NuNaturals. With that track record, we am extremely confident that our Stevia products are very non-allergenic.
NuNaturals Stevia products are not only non-bitter, but will not leave an unpleasant lingering aftertaste in your mouth like other Stevia products will. This is achieved by both removing the bitter components of the Stevia extract and through the use of natural flavors that improve the taste of the Stevia extract.
Why are some Stevia products sold as sweeteners and some as dietary supplements?
The Two Forms of Stevia
There are 2 forms of Stevia that are presently sold in the US. One is approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA and the other as a sweetener. NuNaturals sells both forms. Their sweetener line is called NuStevia Sweetener. The product that we have introduced is NuStevia Sweetener, Stevia Baking Blend. In the future we will introduce table top sweeteners as well.
All of NuNaturals other Stevia products are dietary supplements. Why continue to sell Stevia as a dietary supplement? The answer is complex. The form of Stevia that is FDA approved as a sweetener is an extract of Stevia that contains greater than 95% of rebaudiosides, a component of the Stevia extract. The reasons are complex why the FDA has approved one form but not the other seeing how both forms have a good deal of research regarding safety. The main reason seems to be that the rebaudioside extract is seen as an isolated compound of Stevia whereas the dietary supplement form is more of a whole extract comprising of all the components of the Stevia extract. The FDA traditionally prefers to approve single components versus multiple component compounds.
They will continue to offer the dietary supplement form based on the steviosides extract (more of a whole plant extract) for 2 reasons, taste and cost. We also believe base on safety studies and population use for decades by a very large number of people that the stevioside form of Stevia is safe.
Their dietary supplement form of Stevia has a superior taste to the rebaudioside extract. The rebaudioside extracts have a lingering somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. NuNaturals NuStevia dietary supplement products do not have any unpleasant lingering aftertastes. Most people prefer our NuStevia dietary supplement extracts to any other Stevia extract on the market including other dietary supplement forms of the Stevia extract.
Because the cost of the stevioside extract is about 7 times less expensive than the rebaudioside extract, the cost per serving is less for the dietary supplement form versus the sweetener form of Stevia when considering sweetening power of both. In order to get the same sweetness from rebaudioside products on the market, you would have to use 2-3 packets to get the sweetness of 2 tsp of sugar. With NuNaturals NuStevia packets, you would only need to use 1 packet to taste the same sweetness.