Truvia and PureVia are mixed with chemicals in a laboratory. It may come from something natural, but it's not natural anymore. Splenda tried to fool the natural sugar substitute "world" when they claimed in their tagline that it came from natural sugar cane, but the other big artificial sweetener companies complained so much, even in court, that Splenda had to trash the slogan. After all, Splenda is a chemical concoction, just like Truvia and PureVia.
Truvia is cooked, altered or, in other words, GMO. Don't eat it. Don't drink it. Lump it in with sorbitol, sucralose and aspartame as something UNNATURAL that you don't want swimming around in your blood stream, or sticking inside cleansing organs for long periods of time. Some research shows that artificial sweeteners may never get expelled by the human body, because they taste sweet, so the body tries to ingest the lab concoction and use it for energy, which is like a Trojan horse slipping past the blood-brain barrier and doing chronic damage. Insert Obamacare, huge medical bills, chemo and radiation and you've got the main reason why Big Pharma is Big Pharma.
It is true that stevia is a plant that is native to South America, but what you may want to know is that 80% of all stevia comes from China now, and if you trust China to safely produce any food "product," you have a lot to reconsider. China has proven time and time again, as the Health Ranger has documented thoroughly, that they cannot be trusted for quality. So you may want to think twice about stevia too.
TRUVIA the "TRICK"Truvia contains erythritol, which, according to Truvia, is a natural sweetener, produced by a natural process. They go so far as to tell you that it is found in fruits likes grapes and pears, and that's true, but then comes the "rub." The amount of erythritol found in say, watermelon or grapes is somewhere between 0.0022 and 0.0047 percent by weight. In order to harvest ONE OUNCE of erythritol, you would need about 15 to 25 POUNDS of fruit. This means that Truvia's erythritol is manufactured. In fact, it's made from a food-grade starch - genetically modified corn - and is broken down by fermentation. So is it still "natural" if it's coming from fermented Monsanto GMO corn?
Truvia and PureVia are the latest sweeteners to hit the market from Coca-Cola (joint venture with Cargill) and PepsiCo. They are both marketed as natural "stevia" sweeteners. Let's be very clear here: Truvia and PureVia are NOT just stevia.