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Old Sun, Oct-12-08, 11:47
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I saw this new as in the store and I was wondering if any of you have tried yet? If so what do you think?
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Old Sun, Oct-12-08, 11:50
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I saw this new as in the store and I was wondering if any of you have tried yet? If so what do you think?


Never heard of it, what type of product is it?
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Old Sun, Oct-12-08, 15:03
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It is stevia that has been altered in a lab. It has 3g carbs per packet, but it's from erythritol, a sugar alcohol. Is pricey. Not good to bake with and there are varying opinions on the taste.

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Old Sun, Oct-12-08, 15:23
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I understand that's the stuff the Pepsi and Coca-Cola companies are lobbying the FDA about right now. They want permission to use it to sweeten their products. IMO, "Stevia altered in a lab" just makes it another artificial sweetener. After all, "sugar altered in a lab" is marketed as Splenda, and that's clearly artificial, i.e. no longer natural sugar.
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I think they've got approval already, Kisal, they seem to be selling it now.
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Old Sun, Oct-12-08, 15:32
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my concern is the 3 carbs. I thought erthyol had no carbs?
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Old Sun, Oct-12-08, 15:58
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I tried it. The taste was fine and all, but it seemed to spark some crazy carb cravings in me. It actually took me a few days to figure out it was the truvia. My hunch is it's whatever they're grouping under "natural flavors" in the ingredients because I don't have a problem with either stevia or erythritol by themselves.
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Old Sun, Oct-12-08, 17:28
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I tried it. The taste was fine and all, but it seemed to spark some crazy carb cravings in me. It actually took me a few days to figure out it was the truvia. My hunch is it's whatever they're grouping under "natural flavors" in the ingredients because I don't have a problem with either stevia or erythritol by themselves.
Good to know, thank you....no need to try anything other than stevia, splenda, or sweetzfree!
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Old Sun, Oct-12-08, 17:45
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my concern is the 3 carbs. I thought erthyol had no carbs?

It has .2 carbs per gram. What else is in it?
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Old Sun, Oct-12-08, 19:10
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my concern is the 3 carbs. I thought erthyol had no carbs?


They still list sugar alcohol carbs as carbs, even though they are not necessarily treated by your body as such. Erythritol has 5 grams of carbs and 20 calories per cup. It has a glycemic index of zero, and passes through your body undigested.

It usually does not cause uncomfortable side effects unless you consume a large amount of it faster than your body can excrete it. You'd have to eat a ton of those little packets to come close to the danger zone!
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Old Wed, Oct-15-08, 09:47
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The ingredients are rebiana, erythritol, and "natural flavors". I am not sure what that means. I was so confused when I looked at my box last night to see 0 calories and 3 gm of carbs per packet.

I have used it. Its very sweet, and you don't need a whole packet. I am not losing as fast as I did last time. So, needless to say, I am cutting this one (and all artificial sweeteners) out for awhile.

I am not sure how it affects blood sugar. I think it definitely depends on the person. I did not experience bad cravings, but like I said, I think it may contribute to slow weight loss and my ketostix not staying consistently pink.
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