What does the stevia leaf extract in the flavored Re-Lyte varieties do?

Stevia leaf extract is a zero-calorie natural sweetener that can help balance blood sugar.

Stevia leaf extract is a natural sweetener that we add to our flavored Re-Lyte varieties to give them just the right amount of sweetness. We chose stevia leaf extract instead of other natural sweeteners because it's low-carb, zero-calorie, and has some impressive health benefits.

Stevia leaf extract comes from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which is native to Paraguay and Brazil (although today, most stevia is grown in China). While other sweeteners cause your blood sugar to spike, research shows that stevia not only keeps your blood sugar stable but may even lower it.

A 2009 study also found that stevia leaf extract may help lower cholesterol. And other research shows that it could have blood pressure benefits as well.

Flavored Re-Lyte varieties contain rebaudioside A, a type of stevia leaf extract that's less bitter (and we think much tastier) than other stevia leaf extracts. It's also one of the most widely studied forms of stevia, which means we have a solid collection of data that proves it's safe and effective. 

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