No Calorie Sweetener in Healthy Products May Reverse Diabetes!
Sugar! Most people are trying to stay away from sugar because of the calories.
Now there is a natural sweetener that has no calories and no under taste and is GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe). It’s made from a fruit called Monk fruit that grows on a vine in Asia. The Latin name for this melon-type fruit is Momordica grosveroril or Siratia grosvenorii, but it is known by the common name in China of luo han guo. It traditionally grows in the mountains in Southern China. That’s where it has been used for at least 800 years as a sweetener and healing herb for diabetics.
It is a lot sweeter than sugar. The sweetness is attributed to the compound Mogroside V that occurs naturally in the fruit and ¼ gram of it can replace 10 teaspoons of sugar and yet it has no calories. A quarter of a gram is equal to 0.00882 ounces, which is a very small amount. Some reports say that it is at least 150 times sweeter than sugar and still is a no-calorie sweetener.
Researchers in China conducted studies using Mogroside extracts in diabetic mice and concluded that the extract may have the capacity to inhibit high blood sugar in diabetes by reducing the expression of pro-inflammatory Th1 cytokines towards a beneficial Th2 pattern providing an enhancement of immunity, as well as possessing strong oxygen free-radical scavenging activities in cases of oxidative stress and hyperlipidemia (high fats in the blood). The researchers suggested that an extract of luo han guo can become a new product for use in preventing diabetic complications as well as lowering total cholesterol, triglyceride, and glucose levels and increasing HDL-C levels.
Luo han guo has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a safe sweetener so it is only natural that Dr.Tei-Fu Chen, the founder and herbal expert at Sunrider® products, uses luo han guo as the sweetener in Vitafruit® and Vitaspray®.
Vitafruit is a fruit-sourced power packed vitamin and mineral Chinese fruit concentrate that can be added to teas, drinks, and just plain water to get that energy boost without the calories of sugar. It contains luo han guo as the sweetener.
VitaSpray is a vitamin and mineral spray that is safe for children and diabetics and contains the B complex vitamins including B6 and B12, both essential for health and vitality. The B complex vitamins can help with digestion, mental clarity, stress, and nervousness at any age. Many older people find that as they age their vitamin B12 diminishes and results in poor thinking or poor memory so they take additional B12. Because they are sweetened with Luo han guo many older adults are safely using Vitafruit and VitaSpray several times a day to increase youthfulness and vitality.