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Do Spenda and Stevia contain "malitol" type substances that cause intestinal issues?  I couldn't find that information.  Looking for a sweetener to use in some recipes for Ninja Storm.  Thanks for any help you can give.

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I just bought Stevia Natural, only a couple of ingredients in there, and definitely not manitol or sorbitol. 

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I use organic stevia and it has one ingredient.....stevia leaf extract.

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@Daysdee  I am very sensitive to artificial sweeteners - I use Andrew Lessman's Sucress.  It's tastes great and I my system can handle it.  I've been using it for a while now with zero adverse impact.  Hope this helps.

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@GAC65 wrote:

I use organic stevia and it has one ingredient.....stevia leaf extract.


I use pure, organic Stevia.  Brand name:  Mommy Knows Best.  Love it!!

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Re: Artificial Sweeteners

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Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It comes from a plant. Artificial means it's man-made in  a lab and not found in nature, for instance aspartame (Nutrasweet or Equal) and saccharin (SweetnLow). Artificial sweeteners are notorious for causing gut issues. 

 

I use 100% stevia powder ( MicroIngredients brand, cert organic, top-rated)  and also a blended sweetener with erythritol and stevia (Pyure brand, cert organic, also top-rated) which gives it more of a sugar taste and consistency. Erythritol is artifical.

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Re: Artificial Sweeteners

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I won't use any artificial sweeteners.  In my morning hot ginger/turmeric drink, I blend it with fresh dates to sweeten.  I use fruit frequently  and maple syrup less so for a sweetener.

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Stevia is a natural sweetener made from Stevia leaves.  It does not cause stomach upset like artificial sweeteners.  I buy pure Stevia powder from Whole Foods.  Do not be fooled by some Stevia products that also contain artificial sweeteners.  Stevia is much sweeter than sugar, so it only takes a little bit to add sweetness. 

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You may want to try organic dark raw agave. This form is stronger than other types. You should be able to find it in your local health food store. I brought a box of six bottles from Amazon for $22.

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I use Monk Fruit.  It looks and tastes like sugar.  It's not artificial.

 

Here is an article explaining what it is:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/monk-fruit-sweetener#what-it-is