Stevia sweet compounds, including stevioside and rebaudioside A (common name Reb-A), dripping glycosides derived from the plant Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni are native to Paraguay and Brazil. A non-calorie ingredient with high solubility and a positive taste profile, Stevia Sweeteners has been used in Japan for over 40 years. In today’s article, we are going to talk about stevia and digestion.
Metabolism and elimination of stevia have been studied in both animals and humans. These studies conclude that stevia is safe to use as a common sweetener in food. Here is a brief description of the stevia metabolism.
Reb-A is first metabolized by the colon bacteria to the stew side and then releases a glucose molecule as it is converted to steviol. The exposed glucose molecule is used by bacteria in the colon and is not absorbed. Since steviol glycosides are metabolized in steviol, this means that the metabolic equivalents of different steviol glycosides allow the results from studies with stevioside to be applied to the safety assessment of Reb-A.
Does stevia effect on metabolization?
Although there are some differences between the species, it has been shown that the conversion rate of Reb-A and stevioside is similar between rats and humans, with both Stevioside conversion from stevioside to that of Reb-A. In addition, quantitative and qualitative similarities are found between the organisms in the intestines (microflora) of rats and the human body. Also, stevia toxicity has been extensively investigated in both short- and long-term studies.
Importantly, no serious toxic, genotoxic, or carcinogenic effects have been detected in mammals. Does not change or modify as shown by human feces, indicating that steviol is actually the final product of stevia metabolism.
Studies have shown that most of these stiletto glycosides are absorbed by the liver and are glucuronidated (a bond created to help cleanse them from the blood). A small amount of glucuronides in the colon is excreted through the molecular substance.
The effects of stevia on metabolism are minimal and have minimal side effects. Stevia products made with Reb are also rendered as safe for pregnant and diabetic patients. Also, keep in mind that it is much sweeter than sugar, so you don’t have to use it in everything. It has been extensively studied in various fields and has been shown to be harmless to human stevia digestion.
One pinch of stevia powder can be used in place of one teaspoon of sugar in your daily tea or coffee sugar. You can use it in your favorite beverages and foods that include coffee or tea, homemade lemonade, hot or cold cereal, and spotless yogurt. You can also use stevia when baking. However, not all brands of stevia are made for baking and it can leave a licorice aftertaste in the mouth.
Stevia is usually an alternative to sugar and is found in candy leaves/sugar leaf plants. The leaves of these plants contain active compounds of steviol glycosides, which are thought to be 30-150 times sweeter than sugar. It is widely popular around the world as a natural alternative to sugar and many are indulging in artificial sweeteners for stevia. It is also known as a nutritious dessert, as it contains almost no calories.