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I just wanted to throw this out there, since I wasn't able to find any posts on Truvia/Stevia, the new "natural" sweetner.

I have no problem with any artificial sweetners (aspartamene, nutrasweet, sucralose) but I got a BAD migraine from Truvia. It's the only possible trigger for the whopper I got hit with yesterday.

Just wanted to throw it out there. I'm sure most of us stay away from stuff because of sensitivities to artifical sweetners, but since I don't have a problem with them I didn't think I'd have a problem with a "natural" one.
 
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Wow, that's not good to hear.


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DH brought me home samples of Truvia from work (they use all sorts of different sweetners for his job). I have been scared to even try it! I trigger off of Equel and certain things with Splenda. I have not worked up the courage to attempt Truvia yet.

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I've not tried Truvia yet. I did try another stevia sweetener some time back, without any issues. Splenda I can tolerate fine, too.

Really, though, since not all sweeteners are created Equal (har! Roll Eyes), just having issues with one wouldn't necessarily make you prone to having issues with them all.



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I've had Truvia in small doses without a problem - but I keep it to a minimum out of FEAR! The other artificial sweetners are awful for me!

I've started buying the six ounce cokes and keeping them in the fridge at work for when I need a caffeine boost, but I've gotten down to only doing that two or three times a week. I use to drink about three diet cokes a day, as well as some iced tea with sweetener.

I'd like to find mints that have a natural sugar-free sweetener to use for my very dry mouth - not to mention the lovely breath that accompanies it!! Embarrassed

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You can find information at www.truvia.com.

Read carefully. I think they chose the name truvai because people have been using the herb stevai for years. However, the primary ingredient in truvia is Erythritol, which is a sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols are misleading. When you look carefully, you find that, because of this ingredient, each serving of truvia has 3 carbs. Also, sugar alcohols in large quantities send lots of people running to the bathroom with diarrhea.



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Teri that's an interesting piece of info about the sugar alcohol - I am one of those people the sugar alcohols send running to the toilet in no time flat! I have had pure stevia with no problem at all, it just has a slight licorice taste - they must have had to add the Erythritol to get it into granulated form.

So... there is an artificial sweetener in Truvia after all! (Maybe it should be called Lie-via?)

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Thank you for the laugh! Big Grin

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So... there is an artificial sweetener in Truvia after all! (Maybe it should be called Lie-via?)

- Megan



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