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groovy2
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this is a report on effect of Stevia on Lyme -

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Thank you! Sometimes, it's the simplest things that do the most... Look at knotweed. It grows everywhere - like plantain (psylium seeds), marijuana, kratom...

(Not advocation anything illegal if it's not available in your state or country.)

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excerpt:

Different Stevia extracts manufactured by Nutramedix®, Now®, Sweet leaf®, and Truvia® were purchased from health food stores in the USA and were labeled randomly as Stevia A, B, C, and D.

The extracts A, B, and C were formulated by standard alcohol extraction method whereas extract D was purchased in a powder form dissolved in distilled water.

Stevioside (Sigma) was prepared in 0.001% DMSO and further diluted in 1× phosphate buffered saline (PBS, 0.1 M, pH 7.4 from Sigma). The antibiotics doxycycline, cefoperazone, and daptomycin (Sigma) at a concentration of 10 μg/ml were prepared in PBS.

All antimicrobial agents were sterilized using a 0.2-μm filter unit (EMD Millipore, Billerica, MA). The antibiotic solutions were aliquoted and stored at minus 20 °C.

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It said that Stevia A worked best. I didn't see where it said which brand was Stevia A. Does anyone know which brand was Stevia A?

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Regarding Stevia A, the article does not name it. (Perhaps they did not want to give the brand free advertising.)

You could try finding the study in footnote 48 to see which type of stevia has the highest antimicrobial potential.

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Stevia does not travel past the digestive tract. It might kill Lyme in the gut, but for disseminated Lyme its not an appropriate treatment.
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Effectiveness of Stevia Rebaudiana Whole Leaf Extract Against the Various Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi in Vitro.

"in Vitro"... (of a process) performed or taking place in a test tube, culture dish, or elsewhere outside a living organism.

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University of New Haven professor’s research focuses on ‘horrible’ Lyme disease

http://www.nhregister.com/article/NH/20151011/NEWS/151019914

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Hopefully, it will develop into something useful. I'm not a scientist so I don't know how antibiotics or herbs penetrate into the various parts of the body to heal Lyme. If I had time, I'd study it further.

Thanks for the heads up in any case, Jordana.

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I herxed from Stevia in an apple cider vinegar drink when my Lyme was flaring. I'm on Cowden now & Stevia is one of the tinctures. So far, so good.
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Jordana, how do you know? jsnyde2 experience is not consistent with your digestive track point.
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3) Metabolism
Steviol glycosides are poorly absorbed in the body and pass through the upper gastrointestinal tract fully intact. Once steviol glycosides reach the colon, gut bacteria convert steviol glycosides into steviol. Steviol is then metabolized by the liver before being excreted in the urine.

Research has shown that there is no accumulation of stevia (or any byproduct of stevia) in the body during metabolism. It is because of this poor absorption in the digestive tract that stevia has zero calories and does not raise blood glucose or insulin levels when digested.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287251.php

No offense but I'm a little annoyed that people keep posting this same thing about Stevia over and over again. It will not kill Lyme and it misleads sick people. The research is out there with a basic google search.

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Jordana it is not steviol glycosides that have antimicrobial actions on borrelia. It is clearly stated in the paper... It is whole leaf extract and the chemical has not been identified.
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