What other people are saying about NuNaturals
“Replace artificial, no calorie sweeteners with the amazing NO calorie natural sweetener Stevia, and make sure you buy a reputable brand like NuNaturals.” -Solenne
“Try NuNaturals Brand, which is less bitter.” -Lindsay
“Made some pancakes & tried out some of the NuNaturals Stevia products. I added the Vanilla Stevia to the batter, used 8 drops, and it was the perfect amount of sweetness.” -Liz
“NuNaturals makes the best Stevia, in my opinion.” -Mimi
“I really love the NuNaturals Liquid Vanilla Stevia. It’s so easy to use & blends together so nicely in drinks , has no aftertaste.” -Foodie
“NuNaturals Stevia!! Life can never be too sweet!!” -Glambaa
“Only the BEST Natural Sweetener I’ve found. It does not have the bitter aftertaste other Stevia brands have. I have already fallen in love with the Vanilla Stevia and put it on everything I can get my hands on. I love this Company!” -Nellie
“My husband has fallen in love with the NuStevia Packets. He loves to use them in his coffee & can use just one small packet for all his morning coffee – a little goes a long way ! He also loves the liquid Vanilla Stevia to sweeten and it adds a touch of vanilla.” -Elizabeth
“My favorite way to use NuNaturals Stevia is in a hot mug of almond milk. It also became my replacement of an apple in my morning green juice! YUM!!” -Adrianne
“I recommend NuNaturals Brand of Stevia. It is by far the best tasting Stevia product in my opinion, and trust me, I’ve tried many ! Yes, the NuNaturals Stevia is phenomenal!” -Casey
“This sweetener by NuNaturals is good for increasing the sweetness in beverages like tea or even lemonade. I like the way it improves the taste of these different beverages, and I also really like the health benefits of using this product over sugar. I highly recommend this sweetener to have in your cupboard for a calorie-free option for sweetening some of your foods.” -Sarahanne
“I love the NuNaturals products. The Vanilla Stevia Liquid is great for sweetening green smoothies and homemade almond milk.” -Dr. Dutch
“NuNaturals NuStevia White Stevia Powder….I really do only need one packet to sweeten a cup of coffee, and it’s so much better for you than other sugar substitutes. Eventually I’ll have a sugar free house and can thank NuNaturals for it.” -Anasuya
“I LOVE NuNaturals Stevia! I use it in all my baking. It’s especially good in my flourless maple almond butter bread.” -Emily
“I recommend the NuNaturals Brand of Stevia. It is by far the best tasting Stevia product in my opinion, and trust me, I’ve tried many! One of my favorites is their Stevia Liquid in a handy plastic container, great for traveling!” -Casey
“I’ve tried several Brands of Stevia & they always tasted off, to the point that I couldn’t enjoy my coffee. But I guess BRAND really does matter when it comes to Stevia. NuNaturals liquid & the powder packets tasted great in my coffee. YAY!!” -Erika
Blood Sugar Management
Blood sugar levels are one of the most discussed aspects of health with regards to diabetes but proper maintenance of blood sugar levels is also an important part of maintaining overall health. This article will give you blood sugar management tips as well as explaining just what blood sugar levels are and how they affect our health. First lets begin by explaining what blood sugar is. Glucose or sugar is the primary energy source for mammals and other animals, lipids (i.e. fats and oils) are another source but they are primarily a compact energy store. Blood sugar or blood glucose level is a measurement of glucose present in an animal, in mammals this level usually stays in a closely controlled range called the reference range and it is tightly regulated as part of metabolic homeostasis. Changes in blood sugar levels either increases or decreases from within the reference range do not usually have many negative consequences but chronically being outside this range can lead to many serious health conditions.
There are many conditions associated with changes in blood sugar levels outside the reference range but the most serious ones are hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and type I and II diabetes. Both forms of Diabetes result when the body is unable to manage insulin, in type I the body is unable to produce insulin, and in type II the body develops of resistance to insulin as well as displaying and inability to produce it. Both forms of diabetes can result in hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, which are the two opposite ends of the blood sugar spectrum, hyperglycemia occurs when blood sugar is too high and hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels fall too low. Hyperglycemia is not particularly dangerous in an acute sense by when chronic hyperglycemia occurs it is a general indicator of other risk factors, symptoms associated with hyperglycemia are excessive hunger, thirst, and urination, blurred vision, fatigue, weight loss, wounds healing poorly, dry or itchy skin, and impotence in men. Hypoglycemia is more dangerous than hyperglycemia in an acute case but is more closely associated with diabetes than hyperglycemia but can affect any person of any age, from a number of causes. Symptoms associated with hypoglycemia can range from generally feeling bad to seizures, unconsciousness, and in rare cases permanent brain damage and death. With our blood sugar management tips it’s easy to manage blood sugar levels and prevent these serious conditions.
You can keep your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible through healthy dietary changes, and exercise. Plant-based high fiber diets are very helpful in not only preventing rises and crashes of blood sugar levels but also for losing weight and reducing risk factors for other conditions. Avoiding highs and lows in your blood sugar will not only make you feel better, but will significantly reduce your risk of developing diabetes or increasing diabetes related problems. Eating foods low in calories and carbohydrates will not only help you lose weight, but help you achieve healthier blood sugar levels as well. With these blood sugar management tips you’ll be able to get you blood sugar in check in no time!
What are the natural flavors and why are they used?
We are using natural flavors that are plant based extracts. These extracts help to increase the sense of sweetness and rounds out the flavor of our NuStevia as well as Pure Liquid Clear Stevia, Vanilla Stevia and Alcohol Free products. From endless consumer feedback, we know that people regard our NuStevia products as the best tasting and sweetest products on the market. Even though we are selling Stevia as a dietary supplement, we know taste is very important to people.
The natural flavors used in our Stevia products are natural plant extracts. 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. None of the natural flavors we use are man made chemicals. We do scrutinize the ingredients that we use very carefully and would not use an ingredient known to cause reactions.
We 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.
We have been adding these natural flavors to our Stevia products for over 6 years and have not received any communication from the people using our Stevia products about negative reactions. There have been over 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.
What is Maltodextrin?
What is Maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is 99.96% carbohydrate and .04% sugar.
Where does Maltodextrin come from?
The maltodextrin NuNaturals uses as an ingredient in NuStevia™ White Stevia Powder™ is made from corn.
How is Maltodextrin made?
• Corn is made into slurry (corn mush)
• It is then liquefied
• The liquid undergoes an acid/enzyme conversion
• The liquid goes through filtration and a carbon treatment.
• The liquid is then evaporated.
• The condensed liquid is now spray dried and separated. One of the products separated out is maltodextrin.
Why does NuNaturals use Maltodextrin in its NuStevia™ White Stevia™ Powder?
• Maltodextrin is tasteless and therefore perfect as a flowing agent in our NuStevia™ White Stevia™ Powder.
• Maltodextrin dissolves clearly in hot or cold liquids.
• Maltodextrin does not harden in packets and bottles.
• Maltodextrin will not cause digestive problems.
How much Stevia is in one serving of NuStevia™ White Stevia™ Powder?
One serving is ½ tsp. powder (1 individual packet). It contains 80 mg of NuStevia extract and 920 mg of Maltodextrin. A very small amount of natural flavors are used.
How much sugar is in a packet of our NuStevia White Stevia Powder?
0.04%. The .04% sugar in maltodextrin is equivalent to 32 milligrams (mg).
How many milligrams (mg) of sugar are in 2 teaspoons white table sugar?
There are 8,000 mgs of sugar in 2 tsp. of white table sugar. That is 250 times more sugar than in 1 packet of NuStevia.
Why isn’t sugar listed on the label of NuStevia?
It is such a minute amount that it is not considered to be significant enough to nutritionally be considered.
Why does NuNaturals need a flowing agent in the NuStevia™ White Stevia™ Powder?
NuNaturals Stevia Extract is so extremely concentrated that 1/32 tsp. is equal to 1 serving. We add maltodextrin to help the Stevia flow smoothly out of the packet. Maltodextrin also allows the Stevia to be more easily measured.
Is Maltodextrin safe for diabetics even though it is high on the Glycemic Index of food?
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), in its recently released nutritional guidelines, concludes that the Glycemic Index is not an appropriate guide for people with diabetes. ADA’s experts scrutinized existing research studies on the effects of high GI diets versus low GI diets in people with type-2 diabetes. They found that a high GI diet had no adverse effect on measures of blood glucose or cholesterol. They also found that a low GI diet provided no convincing evidence of long-term benefit. These findings led to the ADA’s conclusion that the total amount of carbohydrates eaten, rather than the type, determines the blood sugar response. In your meal planning and eating habits, it is OK to include a variety of carbohydrates so long as they are part of a balanced and varied meal. The important thing is to count all carbohydrates in your daily allotment.
The actual glycemic index for maltodextrin (150) is high. Dr. Allen who heads the Glycemic Index Institute, the people who first developed the glycemic index has told us that amount of maltodextrin in a serving of NuStevia™ White Stevia™ (less than a gram) will not affect blood sugar levels significantly. You would need a serving size of about 10-15 grams (10-15 packets) to have a significant impact on blood sugar levels. Eating something with protein or fat further reduces the effect of maltodextrin on blood sugar.
Unless you are using more than 15 packets of our White Stevia as one serving, it should not adversely affect your blood sugar levels. 15 packets would be the equivalent taste of a 1 1/4 cup of sugar!
NuStevia™ White Stevia NoCarbs™, NuStevia™ White Stevia™ Pure Extract (1 oz bottle), NuStevia™ Quick Dissolve Tabs™, and all the liquids are 0 on the Glycemix Index should the small impact that a serving of our products with maltodextrin be a concern.
White Stevia Powder
• 1/2 of a teaspoon of NuStevia White Stevia Powder will taste as sweet as 2 teaspoons of sugar.
• 4 tablespoons of NuStevia White Stevia Powder will be as sweet as 1 cup of sugar.
• 1 packet of NuStevia White Stevia Powder contains 1/2 of a teaspoon.
• 7 drops taste as sweet as 1 tsp of sugar