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by Ssregina Regina (2019-05-07)

Very few of the natural TestMax Nutrition Review sugar alternatives can boast intense sweetness. Stevia is approximately 200-300 times as sweet as sucrose, but cannot be legally sold touting this property. This represents the conundrum that has frustrated industry experts and one which they have been grappling with.Enter Lo Han, a promising, naturally intense sweetener that can be sold for this very purpose. More traditionally called Lo Han Kuo, it is a small gourd-like fruit of the plant Momordica grosvenorii (or Siraitia grosvenori). A member of the plant family Cucurbitaceae, this sweetener is grown in remote, mountainous areas of Southern China. Like stevia, its active components, called mogrosidse, are approximately 200-300 times as sweet as sucrose. Unlike stevia, because Lo Han is a fruit extract, it can be sold and labeled specifically as a sweetener.Part of the appeal of this sweetener is its history of traditional use. In China, this fruit extract and its water extract have been used for centuries in both foods and medicinal preparations. Although not formally of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) standing in the US, its history of food use by a large population before the GRAS law became active (1958) gives it what is sometimes referred to as self-affirming or informal GRAS status, and no restrictions apply. As an herbal remedy, Lo Han extracts are employed for lung congestion, colds, and sore throat. According to the authoritative Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, no side effects have ever been documented. Modern scientific experiments show that Lo Han fruit water extract helps relieve gastritis, constipation, respiratory inflammations, and cough. Additionally, Lo Han terpene glycosides inhibit the Epstein-Bar virus and display anti-cariogenic effects.