Stevia

February 4th, 2011 by Helen Scholz

Stevia Side Effects
There aren’t any actually confirmed negative Stevia side-effects for humans. However Stevia is prohibited as food addition in the EU Union and some other states. Many individuals say that there are still not sufficient confirmed studies which say Stevia isn’t conclusively damaging in any ways. As well as this, there had been experiments with rats and similar animals which showed a little noxious reaction and some reactions on the fecundity of the male rats. The results were not dramatic but powerful enough to wake some concerns. These studies have been highly criticised on procedural grounds.

In the way the information were handled, also purified water would seem to be toxic or mutagenic. The dose of steviol -the substance in Stevia that some folks worry about- was way to high. In relation, a human had to eat half his weight in Stevia leafs each day. In such masses even sugar would be threatening. If you figure out the daily consumption of Stevia to replace the typical daily sugar consumption, a human would eat four gram of Stevia leafs what’s not just about 1/2 the weight of a human body. Stevia has been a healing plant and a sweetener for Indigos for over hundreds years and has been employed in Japan and Brasilia to sweeten lollys, coke and more for roughly thirty years so far.

The States permits Stevia at least for diet food. Negative Stevia complications hasn’t been seen yet. This is an extra sign that there are just no bad effects by Stevia for humans.

Anyhow it’d be good if more studies were in progress, but the issue is as always the cash. Who’s paying for these experiments? The sugar industry, which might be a possible sponsor, is fearful of Stevia slaughtering their business. Perhaps if they see the prospects of the sweet leaf, as Stevia is also known as, somebody will do something.