Any food or drink can cause an upset stomach. There is nothing special about Truvia® natural sweetener that makes it more or less likely than any other food to cause adverse gastrointestinal symptoms. Any food, particularly if one consumes too much, can result in adverse symptoms. Concerns about gas, bloating, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting should be addressed with a qualified health professional.
Can Truvia® natural sweetener cause upset stomach?
Yes, it’s possible but not likely. Click here
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Can Truvia® natural sweetener cause diarrhea if one consumes too much?
No, Truvia® natural sweetener is a gluten free food.
Does Truvia® natural sweetener contain gluten?
Yes. Truvia® natural sweetener is safe for all individuals. Uncommonly, a very small number of individuals complain that erythritol, the sugar alcohol that it is used as a bulking agent with the stevia, may result in discomfort.
IBS is an uncomfortable, but non-progressing and non-damaging, chronic disorder. It affects nearly 1 in 5 people, making it common enough to be confused with other dietary causes of abdominal discomfort. With IBS, some individuals have stomach aches, bloating, gassiness and cramping associated with diarrhea, constipation, or both.
The first line of therapy is dietary change and stress reduction. Certain dietary items often seem to cause symptoms, such as the consumption of large meals, carbonated beverages or ingestion of caffeinated products, such as coffee, soda or energy drinks. Stress, depression or anxiety frequently can trigger symptoms, as well. So, individuals should avoid their own personal problem foods or beverages. Additionally, they should practice stress reduction measures, such as good sleep habits, regular exercise, relaxation techniques and, in certain cases, medications.
Based on a wide array of clinical studies, nearly everyone will be able to use Truvia® natural sweetener in their diet with no problems. For those occasional individuals with repeated symptoms after consuming the product, trying a lower dose or using Truvia® natural sweetener only with a meal or snack may help. For those few who are extremely sensitive, avoiding use of Truvia® natural sweetener will be the best way to avoid discomfort.
Is Truvia® natural sweetener safe for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?