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    NOW Foods - Better Stevia Liquid Extract - 8 oz.

    • Code#:53330
    • Manufacturer:NOW Foods
    • Size/Form:8  oz.
    • Packaged Ship Weight:0.60
    • Servings:1823
    • Dosage Size:4  Drop(s)

    NOW Foods - Better Stevia Liquid Extract - 8 oz. (237 mL)

    NOW Foods Better Stevia Liquid Extract is a zero-calorie, low glycemic, 100% natural sweetener that makes a perfectly healthy substitute for table sugar and artificial sweeteners. Unlike chemical sweeteners, NOW Foods Better Stevia Liquid Extract contains pure Stevia extract. NOW Foods takes special measures to preserve Stevia's natural qualities in this unique, pure, better-tasting Stevia.

    What is Stevia rebaudiana?
    Stevia is an herb indigenous to Paraguay and Brazil that grows 2--3 feet tall and resembles mint in appearance. The South American native Guarani Indians used this green "sweet herb" they called "kaa he-he" for centuries before a European botanist named M.S. Bertoni first learned of this unique plant from the native guides while exploring Paraguay in 1887. Though prior to the early 1900s Stevia was a plant harvested in the wild it soon thereafter was being grown in abundance on plantations. Sometime between 1918 and 1921 the USDA was introduced to this wonderfully sweet herb but because of political and other interests Stevia was not accepted as a natural sweetener. The compounds in Stevia that give the herb its sweet taste called Steviosides were isolated by French scientists in 1931. Since the 1970s Japan has approved and used Stevia extracts as a sweetener in everything from ice cream to soft drinks.

    Stevia had been available for sale as a Dietary Supplement since 1994, but in December 2008 the FDA granted GRAS status to certain types of Stevia extracts (specifically Reb.A) to be used as a sweetener. NOW Foods Stevia gained Self Affirmed GRAS status in 2010 and is now sold as a sweetener.

    How is NOW's Stevia produced?
    NOW's stevia extract is produced utilizing a patented process which involves extracting from stevia leaves using only water and alcohol. The resulting extract is treated with a vegetarian-source enzyme (glucosyl transferase) to reduce the licorice-like aftertaste of regular stevia extracts. The following are not used and not allowed: pesticides, fumigants, irradiation, other solvents, sulfur dioxide. There are no carriers or flow agents added to the extract other than what they claim on the label. The resulting extract contains no less than 80% Glucosylsteviosides as measured by HPLC testing.

    The Stevia Glycerite liquid is now much thicker than it was. Why?
    They have increased the percentage of Glycerine to help maintain the freshness of the product. Glycerine acts as a natural preservative, as well as having a nice sweet taste, but is low on the glycemic index listing (which shows how much certain foods affect blood sugar).

    Should I be concerned that my Stevia Liquid Extract has become cloudy?
    Stevia should not be cloudy and it is very rare for this to occur. This usually will occur due to some kind contamination:

    1. Introduction of another interacting substance
    2. Bacterial growth due to alcohol evaporation.

    Please discard the product.

    About NOW
    The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

    In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods—a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

    History of NOW
    NOW is still family owned as it has been from the beginning. El Richard started the company in 1968 and the entire family has contributed to the success of NOW.

    Celebrating over 40 Years of Empowering Healthier Lives
    In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, they have made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them.

    Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while they have grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed – their commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

    Core Values and Beliefs

    Customer Focused and Information Driven
    They believe that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of their customers. The decisions that they make should be based on accurate information and therefore they place a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.

    Quality and Value Oriented
    Acting in the best interest of their customers, they endeavor to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. Their first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most – in the products.  Their exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down.  Nurturing this competency of value drives their ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.

    Natural is Better
    They are convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, they strive to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

    Employee Focused
    They are committed to their most valuable resource, their employees. As a family-owned business, they strive to maintain a safe, family-friendly work environment where employees can achieve their full potential through challenging work with individual & team successes. Their goal is simple, yet unending – to make NOW more than a great place to work; they want to be recognized as one of the best places to work.

    Honesty, Integrity & Respect
    They encourage open and honest communication and strive to maintain an environment of trust and respect with their customers, vendors and employees. They believe in the Golden Rule - "Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you." – and they apply it as one of the guiding principles on how they conduct their business. Also, they make every effort to be socially responsible in their use of resources and they support programs that improve the quality of our environment.

    Suggested Use

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    Use to naturally sweeten your favorite beverages and food. Use 1 to 4 drops as desired daily. Sweeten to taste. Remember a little BetterStevia goes a long way. Sedimentation may occur. Shake well before using.


    NOW Foods - Better Stevia Liquid Extract - 8 oz. (237 mL)
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 4 Drops (0.13 mL)
    Servings Per Container: 1823
    Amount Per Serving %DV*
    Calories 0
    Total Fat 0 g 0%
    Sodium 0 mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
       Sugars 0 g
    Protein 0 g
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    Other Ingredients: De-ionized Water, Certified Organic Stevia Extract (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf) and 11% Alcohol.

    Average Rating

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    Recommendation

    100%40 out of 40 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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    By Sandra (Sarasota , FL )

    Perhaps the best tasting Syevia on the market. Love it in all cold drinks, ice tea, smoothies, name it! Yummy even in lemonade, my kids like it. That speaks. Sweet without the unnecessary calories and destruction of teeth!

    I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
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    By Reynold (Red Bluff , CA )

    I am very satisfied with Better stevia Liquid Extract. I have tired five different companies stevia and they do not compare to this companies quality and strength. I find that each bottle is the same so I quickly get used to using the same dropper amount in my drink each and every time. I can't say that with other companies products.

    I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
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    By Karen (Little Rock , AR )

    Yummy without any bitter finish. Love it.

    I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
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    By christina (Akron , OH )

    Great deal on Stevia, I use so many products from NOW Foods, trust the company and what they stand for.

    I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
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    By Angelina (Williams , CA )

    These stevia drops are very good! Be careful to use a little at a time when first trying it. The drops can turn bitter if you use too much - a little goes a long way!

    I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
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    Manufacturer Info

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    395 South Glen Ellyn Road
    Bloomingdale, IL,
    Phone: 888-669-3663 Visit website

    About NOW Foods

    NOW's Mission
    The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

    In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

    History of NOW
    In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

    NOW Commitments

    • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
    • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
    • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

    NOW Science
    NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

    The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

    NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

    GMP Quality Assured
    NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



    NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.

    *The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by LuckyVitamin.com or the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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