Views: 8 Author: Golden Horizon Biologics Publish Time: 2020-04-01 Origin: Golden Horizon Biologics
[Name]: Stevia extract stevioside
[Latin name]: Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Hemsl Stevia
[Extraction source]: Stevia
[Plant Resources Distribution]: 27 provinces, including Shandong, Anhui, Hebei, Shaanxi, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hunan, and Yunnan, were introduced.
[Active Ingredients]: Stevioside; Rebaudioside A; D, C, E; dulcoside A
A study published by researchers at New Haven University revealed another health function characteristic of stevia extract. Stevia extract has been recognized by consumers as a natural alternative sweetener, and the market has continued to grow rapidly in the past decade. At the same time, other health properties of stevia extract have begun to attract new attention from researchers. The latest research from New Haven University has found that the ethanol extract of stevia affects the biofilm of the pathogen Lyme disease Borrelia burgdorferi (BB), which can effectively destroy the biofilm and reduce the quality of bacteria Reduced by 40%. This effect is even higher than antibiotics and is considered a safer and more effective alternative to antibiotics.
Lyme disease is a serious heart and nervous system disorder that can cause other harmful complications if left untreated. For this disease, the American Academy of Infectious Diseases recommends doxycycline for two to four weeks. Cefoperazone, daptomycin, and their combination are also common treatments for the disease. However, these drugs have several problems. First, research has shown that bacteria are constantly changing and adapting to drugs. As a result, antibiotic drugs have become less and less effective at killing pathogenic microorganisms. Second, the side effects are strong. In fact, up to 20% of people with Lyme disease may experience joint pain and fatigue within six months of treatment. This condition is known as Lyme disease sequelae or chronic Lyme disease and is caused by pathogens that antibiotics fail to kill. In addition, antibiotic drugs are toxic and often cause a variety of complications.
Compared to antibiotics, stevia extract did not show any signs of adverse reactions. In the test, it was able to eliminate 100% of the pathogens, no regeneration of the pathogens was found after one week, and only 10% of the pathogens regenerated after two weeks.
Other health benefits of stevia extract
Previous research has found that as an effective alternative to sucrose and synthetic sweeteners, stevia has other health benefits, including:
Beneficial for people with diabetes: Unlike sucrose, the sweet components of stevia are not absorbed by the body, but can be used by intestinal bacteria. Therefore, it is suitable for people who like sweets but are intolerant of blood glucose, such as those with diabetes;
Helps lose weight: Stevia extract is low in calories, which makes it perfect for people on a diet. Stevia can be used as an "innocent" dessert, which is sweet but does not cause weight gain.
Helps control blood pressure: Some glycosides in stevia have a function of relaxing blood vessels, can increase urination, and eliminate excess sodium (excessive sodium may induce hypertension). At the same time, eating stevia has also shown to be effective in reducing bad cholesterol levels in the body.
Helps prevent cancer: Stevia is rich in antioxidants that help keep cells healthy and prevent certain diseases such as cancer.
Helps with tooth and skin care: Stevia's antibacterial properties make it ideal for preventing the formation of skin and oral bacteria.
Helps promote bone health: Stevia helps increase calcium metabolism, which helps to increase bone density and prevent diseases such as osteoporosis.