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What is brewer's yeast?
Brewer's yeast is derived from the unicellular fungus Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which causes the fermentation process basic to the brewing of beer. Different strains of this yeast are used in the production of the various types of beer. Still other strains are used in the fermentation of dough to produce bread. The strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that are used for the production of bread are collectively called baker's yeast.Brewer's yeast is different from Baker's yeast, which causes bread to rise, and is not related to the species that causes yeast infections, Candida albicans. Most of the supplemental forms of brewer's yeast on the market are a byproduct of beer making - so many of the raw forms may have a quite bitter taste.
What is the effective dosage of brewer's yeast?
The effective dosage is 1 to 3 tablespoon per day.
What are the benefits of brewer's yeast?
• Brewer's yeast Lowers cholesterol.
• It Increases energy levels.
• It Boosts exercise performance
• Brewer's yeast is a good source of the B vitamins and other nutrients, such as selenium and chromium. It is also a delivery form for beta-glucans and RNA. High-selenium brewer's yeast may have anticarcinogenic activity. High-chromium brewer's yeast has putative antidiabetic activity.
• Selenium contain of yeast, was found to reduce the incidences of lung, prostate and colorectal cancer in one study.
• It is a good source of vitamins, minerals and proteins.
• Glucan, a substance derived from the yeast, has been shown to improve wound healing in mice
What are the side effects of brewer's yeast?
It is very safe, adverse effect of yeast is rare.
• Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid brewer's yeast supplements pending long-term safety studies