Product FAQ

What is sucralose?

Sucralose is a zero-calories sweetener used globally in more than 4,000 foods and drinks. With obesity increasingly common, many dietary guidelines are recommending that consumers choose foods and beverages that reduce their intake of sugar. Products sweetened with Sucralose can help consumers achieve this goal by reducing the amount of added sugar and calories in the diet.

Sucralose is helpful for people who enjoy sweet foods but are trying to reduce the number of calories that they consume or the amount of sugar in their diet. It is also an ideal sweetener for people with diabetes.

Millions of consumers around the world have been enjoying products sweetened with Sucralose since it was first introduced into the marketplace over 20 years ago. Recognized medical experts support the safety of Sucralose based upon the extensive body of scientific evidence.

What is erythritol?

Erythritol is known as a sugar alcohol. It occurs naturally in some fruits and fermented foods. Different from other sugar alcohol, erythritol doesn’t cause side effects and tastes almost exactly like sugar without the calories. In the industry level, erythritol is produced from the fermentation of wheat or cornstarch, which is a crystalline product that can then be added to foods, much like sugar.

What is stevia?

Stevia is a member of the chrysanthemum family native to northeastern Paraguay. The plant has been used to sweeten foods and beverages for hundreds of years.

What makes Natural Mate® sweetener better than other stevia-based sweeteners?

Most stevia-based sweeteners are a mixture of many components of the plant. Natural Mate® sweetener uses purified stevia leaf extract, which is made from the best tasting part of the stevia leaf.

Natural stevia is sweet, but it has a signature taste that makes it a bad choice on its own for a sugar substitute. NaturalMate's Stevia Granular Sweeteners blend stevia extract with erythritolfor a better taste profile and bulking function needed in baking. Our granular sweetener is the first true granular sweetener on the market, made through an innovative co-crystallization process. In co-crystallization, the stevia and erythritol mix while in liquid form. Removing the water also removes the bitter components of stevia, leaving just the granular, sugar-like crystals! Because the stevia and erythritol combine evenly before the crystals form, the result is an even flavor with no aftertaste!

What makes Natural Mate® sweetener better than other stevia-based sweeteners?

Most stevia-based sweeteners are a mixture of many components of the plant. Natural Mate® sweetener uses purified stevia leaf extract, which is made from the best tasting part of the stevia leaf.

Natural stevia is sweet, but it has a signature taste that makes it a bad choice on its own for a sugar substitute. NaturalMate's Stevia Granular Sweeteners blend stevia extract with erythritolfor a better taste profile and bulking function needed in baking. Our granular sweetener is the first true granular sweetener on the market, made through an innovative co-crystallization process. In co-crystallization, the stevia and erythritol mix while in liquid form. Removing the water also removes the bitter components of stevia, leaving just the granular, sugar-like crystals! Because the stevia and erythritol combine evenly before the crystals form, the result is an even flavor with no aftertaste!

What are the benefits of natural vs. artificial sweeteners?

It really comes down to taste and personal preference. Both sweeteners are approved by FDA and safe for use. Some people simply prefer the taste of natural sweeteners when compared to artificial, but others might prefer the artificial since it is taste better for their needs. Natural Mate® natural sweetener is natural and versatile, which is something everyone can enjoy.

Can Natural Mate® sweetenersbe used in cooking and baking?

Absolutely. Browse the recipe section for the latest goodies from our Test Kitchen, as well as a Natural Mate® conversion chart.

And be sure to give Natural Mate® all-purpose sweetener a try. All our granular sweeteners can provide both the sweet taste and bulking function needed for the baking needs. It is also simple to make a simple baking blend with sugar which bakes and browns like sugar with 78% fewer calories per serving. Refer to the DIY in the sweet conversion section.

Can pregnant and nursing women use Natural Mate sweetener?

Pregnant and nursing women can safely use Natural Mate® stevia leaf extract sweeteners. Safety studies published in the peer reviewed scientific journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, found stevia leaf extract to be safe with no negative effects on general health, reproduction, fertility, growth or development of offspring. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has issued a position that all FDA-approved non-nutritive sweeteners are safe for use during pregnancy (Position of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition and lifestyle for a healthy pregnancy. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008; 108:553-561).

Are products with Natural Mate® stevia leaf extract safe for children?

Published safety studies have demonstrated that stevia leaf extract had no effects on general health, reproduction, fertility, growth, or development. Stevia leaf extract is generally recognized as safe for use in foods and beverages for use as a general purpose sweetener. This regulatory designation means that stevia leaf extract is generally recognized as safe for use in foods that are commonly consumed by children, such as yogurts, cereals, and beverages.

Are there any known drug interactions with products that use Natural Mate® stevia leaf extract?

There are no known interactions between Natural Mate® natural sweetener and any prescription or over the counter medications. There haven't been any targeted safety studies to evaluate the potential for interactions.

Are there any medical conditions that should avoid products with Natural Mate® stevia leaf extract?

There are no known side effects of Natural Mate® natural sweetener and is not known to be contraindicated for any medical conditions. Allergies are not common but could occur in sensitive individuals.

What is the acceptable daily intake (ADI) for Natural Mate® natural sweetener?

The ADI is an estimate of the amount of a food additive that can be safely consumed every day over an entire lifetime without health risk. It typically is calculated from all the available toxicology safety studies. The highest dose in these studies that have been shown to cause no adverse health effects is the starting point. This dose is then divided by at least 100 to determine the ADI. So ADI value does not represent the line between safe and unsafe, but instead includes a very wide added safety factor.

For Natural Mate® stevia leaf extract, the ADI is equivalent to about 12 mg/kg body weight/ day. Even this value is well above the estimated daily consumption based on clinical studies. In those studies, the average estimated daily intake was 1.3 mg/kg bw/day for adults, 1.4 mg/kg bw/day for diabetics, and 2.1 mg/kg bw/day for children. Even heavy users of Natural Mate® stevia leaf extract products are unlikely to consume an amount near the ADI which would only be reached with 29 sachets or sweetness equivalent to 58 teaspoons of sugar every day for their entire life.

Are Natural Mate® products safe for someone on a gluten-free diet?

Yes, neither Natural Mate® natural sweetener nor Natural Mate® Baking Blend contain any gluten.

What is the benefit of liquid stevia?

Liquid sweetener is getting popular in the recent years. The most advantage of liquid sweetener is containing no filler, so there is “absolutely 0 Carbs”. This is critical factor for people with special diet with carb control. Another advantage that liquid sweetener is more cost effective due to there is no filler materials in the liquid sweeteners.

What makes Natural Mate® liquid sweetener better than other stevia-based liquid sweeteners?

The sweetener taste is most important factor for consumers, especially for liquid stevia sweetener. Natural Mate liquid stevia sweetener is made from premium stevia extract, monk fruit extract (if applicable), and erythritol. By blending with erythritol, our liquid stevia sweetener has a better mouth feeling for the enjoyment and a clean taste profile.

Can liquid stevia used for baking or cooking?

Absolutely. Liquid stevia sweetener can be used all the application in food. However, it is important to adjust the bulking needs when the sweetener is used for balking since there is no filler material in the sweetener.

How quick the Gout Away product can see the results?

The Herbal Drink Gout Formula is a fast acting formula. It usually takes a few hours to see the results based on the summary from people feedback. For best results, consume one dose as soon as the first gout flare symptom appears.

What is the difference between the Gout Support Herbal Drink and the Gout Support Complete Kit?

TGout Support Herbal Drink contains 4 bottles of fast-acting herbal drinks. Gout Support Complete Kit contains four (4) bottles fast-acting herbal drinks & thirty (30) long-lasting capsules.

Gout Support Herbal Drink is a fast acting formula. For best results, consume one servingofHerbal Drinkas soon as the first gout flare symptom appears.

Gout Support Complete Kit contains dual actions in the form of a Fast-Acting Gout Support Herbal Drink and Long-Lasting Gout Support Capsules. Both remedies work synergistically for the most effectiveness. Most people who experienced pain and other inflammation symptoms found that these symptoms substantially improved or completely disappeared in mere hours if taken properly. It is recommended to complete the entire Gout Away Complete Kit remedy to ensure that healthy uric acid levels are sustained with the maximum benefits of stopping future gout flare ups.

Are these products made with natural ingredients?

Absolutely! These products are made directly from the natural plants.Many herbs have been used throughout history as healing remedies for Gout. However research has shown that these herbs must act together in certain formula to achieve their maximum synergy and beneficial effects. Factors that impact any formula include plant selection, processes, and processing conditions. This Natural Mate Gout-Away formula is a proprietary blend born from our many years of intense research and real-life practices.

Are these product gluten free?

Yes. These products are gluten free and doesn’t contains wheats, egg, rice.