More About Stevia
Satisfy your sweet tooth with stevia — guilt-free. Derived from a plant in the chrysanthemum family, stevia is between 100 and 300 times sweeter than sugar, but it doesn't contain calories or carbohydrates, and it doesn't spike blood sugar levels like sugar does. Unlike other sugar substitutes, stevia comes from a plant, not from a laboratory, although some types of stevia do go through extensive processing. Cook with it; bake with it; sweeten your tea or coffee — stevia does it all.
This sweet leaf has been used in Asia and South America for centuries to soften skin, balance blood sugar, and heal blemishes. Now, stevia's reputation is primarily as a natural sugar alternative, but science shows that it might also lead to other health benefits, such as lower blood pressure and reduced inflammation.
Search for your favorite brand, or give our Lucky Vitamin formula a try. Single-serve packets make it easy to tote stevia with you wherever you go, while shaker bottles containing stevia powder let you quickly sprinkle your way to a sweeter day. Liquid stevia has a higher concentration, with 1 teaspoon offering the same sweetness as 1 tablespoon of powdered stevia — which, by the way, equals the sweetness of 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Whatever form of stevia you choose, start with a small amount and add a little at a time to get used to the flavor. We carry a wide selection of stevia products to give you access to the healthiest choices possible. Now that's sweet.