Thanks for reaching out about our use of stevia in some of our products. We know that choosing the right products and ingredients is important! In creating the very first product, MaryRuth wanted to formulate something she felt good about giving to her own family; this has been a guiding mentality in developing our brand and company standards that holds true today.

A lot goes into formulating a product and choosing which ingredients will be the best fit for the formula. There are many different factors to take into consideration when formulating a product that can impact the overall consistency, flavor and even shelf stability of the product. Taste, of course, can make or break an individual's commitment to taking their vitamins, and so we find that stevia is a great sweetener, especially when working on low- or no added sugar formulations.

Ultimately, the choices you make around what ingredients you and your family can and should consume is up to you. Each of our product web pages contains the Supplement Facts Panel and other ingredient lists disclosed for our customers' review. To ensure that you do not have any sensitivities to anything, or if you are trying to avoid specific ingredients, we recommend reviewing the ingredients and the Supplement Facts Panel and other ingredient lists carefully. 

Lastly, we also always recommend speaking with your physician or healthcare professional when considering your options for supplementing, as they can help guide your decisions around whether or not specific ingredients are right for you and your family. Your healthcare professional knows you best, any dietary restrictions you may have, what other supplements or prescriptions you are already on, as well as knowing if you are facing any health challenges. They can assist you in determining if the product and dosage are suitable for your health!