Has anyone else had adverse effects using "Truvia" ?
Plain stevia powder is great, but my dad tried Truvia and had heart palpitations among other things that lasted four days after he stopped using-- anyone else?
(Why did they mess with a good natural product?!)
I have never used Truvia, because it contains chemicals. It says it is natural, but not exactly. Just like with Splenda, Truvia goes through a process to extract the stevia. The end food is not "natural". Perhaps it is the chemicals he is sensitive to. I won't use anything but the real thing. You can buy it in the bulk section of your local health food store. Or, if you live in a warm climate, you can actually grow your own.
I will be following the answers to this question because I am interested in seeing how others are responding to Truvia. I recently started using it in my coffee because I wanted to get away from using Splenda and other chemical based sweeteners, but I am afraid in a year I am going to find out Truvia is no better. So far I have not had any negative side effects but I only use about a packet a day.
I have recently started a limited sugar diet and picked up Truvia. Years ago, when I was on this same diet, I used Fructose...a completely natural sweetener (as far as I know and remember) made only from fruit. This time around, I couldn't find Fructose at the main grocery store.....will try at my usual natural food store this coming paycheck.
Anyway, I have PVC's (Premature Ventricular Contractions)....basically, an irregular heartbeat. And, if you get too many of these in a row, you can go into cardiac arrest!
After just ONE cup of coffee with Truvia added as my "natural sweetener," I had many PVC's in a row and continued to have them on and off all day. It was awful. I felt like I was going to faint all day!
Here's a statement from the manufacturers of Truvia that I found about the ingredients:
The ingredients in Truvia are Rebiana, which is a high purity extract derived from the leaves of the stevia plant. It has a sweetness potency approximately 200 times greater than that of sugar. The erythritol is added to the rebiana as a bulking ingredient to help add the right amount of Truvia to foods and beverages. Erythritol is naturally found in fruits such as grapes and pears. The natural flavors contain a proprietary flavor system that do not contain any of the major known food allergens such as, wheat soy, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish. Truvia is caffeine free, gluten free, does not contain MSG and is safe for diabetics.
Well, it might be caffeine free, but the 200 times greater than sugar posed a real serious issue for my heart!
I can't believe it lasted four days for your dad! I hope he's okay.
I have been using Truvia for a long time and I have had no effects. I go to the doctor for regular check ups and there has been no heart palpitations or problems.
Sorry Ciel, that I am late to this party. I have and still use Truvia but mostly I use Stevia. I have not had any side-effects at all.
I hope your dad is okay.
Blessings to you both.
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