If your body tolerates I wonder if its OK...I'm happy with stevia and don't need anything else but I'm just curious. As for liking it more than sugar does that include raw organic sugar???
Stevia is one of the four sweeteners I routinely use in the list of five alternates to sugar I posted. I generally don't purchase Agave. The drawback to stevia is the licorice-like aftertaste. It doesn't work for me alone in oatmeal and homemade soy/hemp milk but I use just enough to avoid having to use more of the higher priced xylitol. I don't buy sugar, processed, raw, organic or otherwise. The greatest benefit of xylitol is that my cravings for sugar has been vastly diminished.
Check out these research articles on its dental and upper respitory benefits here:
Here's another link especially germane to a bodybuilding and fitness forum:
The bottom of the article states this about xylitol:
"For those looking to increase anabolism and decrease catabolism xylitol may be one more thing to add to the list of helpful substances. Xylitol has been shown to increase ATP, to increase fat release and utilization, to replenish glycogen, to be anabolic, anticatabolic, antioxidant, and it helps fight muscle fatigue."