Thom King is the Founder and CEO of Steviva and natural sugar alternatives,
Thom King, a self-proclaimed foodie and health nut, he founded Steviva as a way to effectively help combat metabolic disease and the “diabesity” (his self-coined term to refer to obesity + diabetes) epidemic in this country by offering clean-label sweetening systems to replace sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup.
Steviva Brands Inc. is one of the largest importers, manufacturers and distributors of clean-label sweetening systems and natural sweeteners. As a serial entrepreneur, he says, “you aren’t doing well unless you’re also doing some good”.
Thom is a food scientist and formulator who figured out that sucralose smells like chlorine and was amazed that humans are putting this into their body and it may disrupt your body’s biodome. Taking care of your gut health can help your whole body so this was important to Thom and his team to develop a natural sweetener that would work well with your body and not cause disruption or neurological effects to your body.
Thom talks about the “liquid” sugar (corn syrup) that is used in many of our products and its effect on fat storage in the body. When you eat too much fructose, it automatically gets stored as lipids around your organs and stomach which hinders our health.
We also discuss the difference between the Keto and Paleo diets and the benefits of each. Thom explains the importance of the liver which is able to metabolize fats into ketones, and the body makes a more energy source in the metabolic process.
There’s nothing better than keto for brain function, focus, concentration, etc. Keto is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
Overall, Thom believes it is the responsibility of individuals to make these substitutions as big business and the government won’t do it for us. As parents, I asked if his products were safe for kids, and he assured me that they have been FDA approved and safe for our children to use.
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