Brewer's yeast or saccharomyces cerevisiae is a type of fungus often taken as a nutritional supplement for it's health benefits.
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.
Theory[edit | edit source]
Brewer's yeast is a good source of:
- Selenium, and certain other minerals
- B-complex vitamins, although not vitamin B12,
- Chromium, an essential mineral that helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
Evidence[edit | edit source]
Risks and safety[edit | edit source]
Very few side effects have been reported for brewer's yeast supplements.
Costs and availability[edit | edit source]
Brewer's yeast is typically sold as inactive, dried yeast and is widely available and very inexpensive.
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Brewer's yeast - WebMD
- Brewer's yeast - Mount Sinai Medical Center
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ 1.01.1 "Brewer's yeast Information". Mount Sinai Health System. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "BREWER'S YEAST: Overview, Uses, Side Effects, Precautions, Interactions, Dosing and Reviews". WebMD. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
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