Agave and infertility?


#1

Hi ladies,

So I was speaking with someone casually today and metioned that I use agave instead of sugar. She told me to be careful because she heard that agave can cause female issues. So I just did some research and was shocked to find out what I saw. Basically it has anti-fertility components. I have been using agave everyday for the last 3 years. I know RE’s say stay away from artificial sweeteners but this is all natural so I never questioned it.

Has anyone heard of this? This is what - found:

“Anordin and dinordin, prepared with steroids derived from the sisal plants Agave sisilana and Agave americana have been used for their antifertility effects. These agents, whose anti-fertility properties have been confirmed by scientists in Sweden and the United States, constitute a potential new family of contraceptives promising the advantage of having to be taken only once or twice a month instead of the 20 times per month necessary with the ordinary pill.”


#2

Yep…agave should not be used when pregnant or TTC. Same with Stevia. Found out about both after buying them in the past.


#3

Wow. I had no clue. Time for a detox. Back to raw brown sugar.

Thanks. Alicia


#4

Classic-1 I see you used sirm. Can I email you some questions?


#5

What about truvia?? Is that just as bad??