* *ADVISORY* *Stevia may trigger release of excessive amounts of insulin from the pancreas and result in low blood sugar, known as hypoglycemia. Individuals who take medications for treating blood sugar or blood pressure should use stevia only with caution.
DOSAGE: Sweeten to taste. Introduce to your diet gradually and observe your body’s response.
CONCLUSION: We conclude that stevia is a safe alternative sweetener to prevent blood sugar spikes. While it may have a role in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, there is still insufficient evidence to support its use for this indication. If you elect to try it, discuss your decision with your doctor, and observe carefully for adverse effects.