Brewer's yeast

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Brewer's yeast or saccharomyces cerevisiae is a type of fungus often taken as a nutritional supplement for it's health benefits.[1]

Types of yeast[edit | edit source]

Unlike candida albicans, which can be harmful to people with a compromised immune system, saccharomyces cerevisiae is not a potentially dangerous pathogen.[2]

Theory[edit | edit source]

Brewer's yeast is a good source of:

Evidence[edit | edit source]

Risks and safety[edit | edit source]

Very few side effects have been reported for brewer's yeast supplements.[3]

Costs and availability[edit | edit source]

Brewer's yeast is typically sold as inactive, dried yeast and is widely available and very inexpensive.

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Brewer's yeast Information". Mount Sinai Health System. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  2. Saegusa, Shizue; Totsuka, Mamoru; Kaminogawa, Shuichi; Hosoi, Tomohiro (July 1, 2004). "Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae induce interleukin-8 production from intestinal epithelial-like Caco-2 cells in the presence of butyric acid". FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology. 41 (3): 227–235. doi:10.1016/j.femsim.2004.03.006. ISSN 0928-8244.
  3. "BREWER'S YEAST: Overview, Uses, Side Effects, Precautions, Interactions, Dosing and Reviews". WebMD. Retrieved March 30, 2021.