The stevia plant is native to Paraguay and has the health and and nutrition industry in a hype. The active compounds of stevia are sterol glucosides, which have up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable. These steviosides have a negligible effect on blood glucose, which makes stevia attractive to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets and those wanting to curb their cravings. Stevia has barely any effect on blood glucose levels and contains zero calories. For this reason it is the chose choice for Simply Natural Nutrition products to minimise any spiking of insulin levels ands to reduce calorie intake.
Bottom line: Stevia is a naturally occurring, zero-calorie sweetener. The two major sweet compounds in stevia are called Stevioside and Rebaudioside A.
All of our protein powders are sweetened naturally with Stevia to elevate insulin spikes.