Is Truvía® Safe? Safety, Side Effects & Health Information

The Truvía® brand remains transparent about the ingredients used in its products, ensuring Truvía® Natural Sweetener is safe for all consumers. Research shows Truvía® Natural Sweetener side effects are minimal and rare, and is safe for pregnant women and diabetics. Find more information on Truvía® sweetener safety and health effects below.

Truvía® Natural Sweetener Safety and Diabetes

Truvía® Natural Sweetener is safe and appropriate for use by people with diabetes. Truvía® stevia leaf extract and erythritol have both been studied in short and long term clinical studies to evaluate safety for use by people with diabetes. Truvía® Natural Sweetener has no impact on blood glucose or insulin.

Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend and Diabetes

Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend contains 1 gram of sugar per 12 teaspoon. The amount of Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend used in your recipes and the amount of sugar it provides per serving of your recipe should be considered as you manage your blood sugar.

The other ingredients of Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend, stevia leaf extract and erythritol, do not increase blood sugar. Studies conducted with stevia leaf extract and erythritol in people with diabetes have shown that these ingredients have little or no effect on blood sugar.

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Truvía® Natural Sweetener and Carbohydrates

Truvía® Natural Sweetener does not contain usable carbohydrates. If you are closely counting the number of grams of carbohydrates in your diet, you should not count the grams of carbohydrate that appear on the label of the Truvía®Natural Sweetener. The product label declares 3 grams of carbohydrate. This carbohydrate is erythritol (a sugar alcohol) which is used as the carrier for intensely sweet stevia.

Erythritol cannot be used by the body to create glucose and it cannot be converted to energy (calories). The body removes erythritol without metabolizing it. Therefore, the product label lists 3 grams of carbohydrate (because of FDA labeling regulations) but a person who is closely monitoring carbohydrate intake should not count these grams of carbohydrate.

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Truvía® Sweetener Safety and Pregnancy

Research has shown that Truvía® Natural Sweetener is safe for expecting or nursing mothers when consumed as part of a healthful diet. For women who consume foods and beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners, talk to your doctor or RD about consuming the necessary calories and nutrients for your baby's growth.

Research Around Truvía® Stevia Leaf Extract

Cargill, maker of Truvía® stevia leaf extract and Truvía® Natural Sweetener, and The Coca-Cola Company collaborated to develop a high purity rebaudioside A. Before making its stevia leaf extract available to consumers, Cargill commissioned a rigorous set of scientific studies that established the safety of Truvía® stevia leaf extract — The Cargill Stevia Leaf Extract Safety Program.

The overarching objective of Cargill's safety program was to demonstrate the safety of Truvía® stevia leaf extract for consumption by all consumers, in all foods, for all eating occasions in all countries. Bringing together, assessing and documenting the basis for safety of fully characterized stevia leaf extract was a critical milestone in the development of Cargill's calorie-free sweetener, purified from the stevia leaf. It was also transparent. Twelve papers evaluating the safety of Cargill's stevia leaf extract have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.

In addition to Cargill's extensive research program, there have been a number of third party expert reviews confirming the safety of Truvía® stevia leaf extract, which include:

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
  • Food Standards Australia/New Zealand (FSANZ)
  • French Agency for Food, Environmental, and Occupational Health & Safety (AFFSA)
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Regulatory Status

Truvía® tabletop sweetener is approved and available to consumers in the US, Mexico, Europe, and Venezuela.