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Vitamin Water- 10 calories! No artificial sweetner!


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So I was at the grocery store today and I saw a huge display of vitamin water. Usually, I don't pay attention because I try to stay away from beverages. It's just extra calories that I'd rather eat!

But then I realized these were different! They are sweetened with Stevia extract thats all natural. I really like vitamin water lemonade flavor so that's the one I tried! It's reallly yummy and honestly it tastes exactly the same! Ahh I'm happy!!! Don't get me wrong I love water, but this is a nice change.

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Ha, I'm totally drinking one right now.  I'm so glad they started making them because I was missing vitamin water.

I know! me too! What flavors do u like?

XXX, revive, or formula 50.  The XXX does taste totally the same, too.

omg! this makes me so excited. my fave flavors are xxx, lemonade, and Ice-T

XXX is the best one.  Hands down. 

OMG, I have yet to run into these around here.

As soon as I do, I'm going to buy like three cases of Stevia-sweetened XXX.

Fuze Slenderize is another one of those drinks with low cals.

yes, but I believe fuze has artificial sweetner. These drinks are naturally sweetened!

So I just discovered these...I'm really excited because I never drank vitamin water before because I can't stand to drink my calories, but it always looked so good that I wanted some. I got the XXX flavor and I love it, also got the orange flavor, haven't tried it yet. I can't say whether or not they taste like the regular ones, because I've only had a sip of a few flavors, but I like that they are sweetened with truvia. I hope they make more flavors in the 10-calorie version!

what store did you get it from? I wanna try it but haven't seen it anywhere yet (but I also haven't been to the grocery store in about a week)

If it's only sweetened with stevia then it really shouldn't have any calories as stevia and vitamins have none. Also be sure to check the serving size, lots of bottled drinks have a few servings so they can claim to be lower cal.


SoBe Life Water now comes in 3 zero calorie flavours as it's sweetened with stevia, and they taste great.

Dangerous Findings of Stevia Danger Description Reproductive Difficulties Stevia, or the singular stevioside, at least in some studies, seems to affect the male reproductive organs. This was the conclusion of a group of European scientists in early 2006.
  • The study showed that when male rats were fed high doses of stevioside for 22 months, sperm production was severely reduced, the weight of the seminal vesicles declined, and there was an increase of cell proliferation in their testicles. In time, this could easily cause infertility or other reproductive problems.
  • In another study, female hamsters were fed large amounts of a derivative of stevioside called steviol. Here the scientists found that the female hamsters had fewer and smaller offspring.
Cancer There have also, at least in preliminary studies, been links to cancer.
  • In the lab, steviol can be converted into a mutagenic compound. This, in turn, may promote cancer by causing mutations in the cells’ genetic material, or DNA.
  • Scientists are divided on the issue of the caner link, and remain adamant that further testing, studies, and reviews need to be conducted in order to resolve the issue.
Energy Metabolism

Studies indicate that large amounts of stevioside can interfere with the absorption of carbohydrates in animals and disrupt the conversion of food into energy within cells. Scientists are particularly worried about this development, especially as it pertains to children.

 

 

http://safety.lovetoknow.com/Dangers_of_Stevi a

Vitamin Water- 10 calories! No artificial sweetner!

Tap water!  0 calories!  no additives!  almost FREE!

I am really excited about this also. I just recently started using Stevia from the health food store for my tea, as I am not able to use most of the other "artificial" sweeteners. This one does not make me sick and it tastes VERY similar to sugar, although it does remind me of chewing gum somehow. Still, I can't drink other diet things so it's TOTALLY worth it to me. I can't wait until they start making diet soda with it!!!

I saw that "Sprite Green", which is sweetened with Truvia/Stevia, is supposed to be available soon, but I haven't seen it anywhere.

Well, I WAS excited about Vitamin Water 10 and how we FINALLY have a drink that is tasty and isn't sweetened with refined/manufactured sugar, aspartame, saccharin or sucralose, all chemically altered.  Have we finally found a natural sweetener in Stevia?  

So why hasn't anyone yet commented on Tonyrocks922's (post #12 in this thread) post regarding the dangers of Stevia?  It seems, that with all the discoveries, inventions and technology our world has to offer, we still have yet to discover a sweetener that is actually healthy for us!  I'm discouraged.   

Can anyone shed some light on this?  Please tell me tonyrocks922's post is wrong or share some new data regarding Stevia.  Because, as far as I have learned, of all the sweeteners on the market, Stevia had the most promise!

Thank you!

Adrian

Well Stevia has been in wide use in Japan for 30 years now.  With the rat studies, I have to wonder what is considered a "Large amount of a derivative of stevioside" and "large doses of stevioside".  For instance, what if the equivalent amount in humans would equal something like drinking 150 stevia sweetened beverages everyday?

It would also be interesting to find out who funded the studies.

 

Here's another article http://articles.latimes.com/2008/aug/25/healt h/he-nutrition25

 

A recent study funded by Cargill and Coca Cola found no adverse reproductive effects with dosages equivalent to a 150 lb person drinking 1,000 8oz servings of a stevia sweetened beverage a day.  Also no general effects on the body with equivalent 2,000 8 oz servings per day. http://npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp. aspx?articleid=21248&zoneid=26

Original Post by claudius753:

Well Stevia has been in wide use in Japan for 30 years now.  With the rat studies, I have to wonder what is considered a "Large amount of a derivative of stevioside" and "large doses of stevioside".  For instance, what if the equivalent amount in humans would equal something like drinking 150 stevia sweetened beverages everyday?

It would also be interesting to find out who funded the studies.

 

Here's another article http://articles.latimes.com/2008/aug/25/healt h/he-nutrition25

 

A recent study funded by Cargill and Coca Cola found no adverse reproductive effects with dosages equivalent to a 150 lb person drinking 1,000 8oz servings of a stevia sweetened beverage a day.  Also no general effects on the body with equivalent 2,000 8 oz servings per day. http://npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp. aspx?articleid=21248&zoneid=26

 

Thank you for that, Claudius.

 

 

I don't know enough about Stevia to have any idea about the health dangers or whether they actually exist. However, I am boggled by these mass assumptions that 'natural' things are automatically less dangerous than 'chemical' things. There are lots of perfectly natural, picked straight off the plant, poisons.

I'm not saying Stevia is a poison, but those same types of studies are the reason so many people view aspartame and sucralose as unhealthy... because they injected a bunch of it concentrated into a rat and it got cancer. Stevia doesn't appear to be much different, natural or not.

Common sense will tell you that anything in excess is not good for you.  It is like a rubber band.  If you stretched it moderately a few times a day it will last a long time.  If you you stretch it way out of proportion frequently, it will wear out sooner than it should.  The body is the same way.  Stimulate your organs moderately and frequently as they were meant to be stimulated.  No given shock treatments by starving or overfeeding them.  I am not a doctor, nor have I studied medicine.  Come on people.

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