Brewer’s Yeast ContentBrewer’s yeast is a fungus (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that is used in the beer production. By processing raw brewer’s yeast, bitter inactivated dry yeast, that is the real treasury of nutrients: protein, amino acids, carbohydrates, minerals, oligo elements and vitamins, is obtained. The most important components of the brewer’s yeast are the proteins. According to their biological value these proteins are something between the plant and animal originated proteins.
According to its amino acid composition, brewer’s yeast contains all the essential amino acids (isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine) that are necessary for the cells' growth, tissues and organs regeneration, and normal functioning of the entire human body. Brewer’s yeast is especially rich in lysine and leucine.
Brewer’s yeast is rich in vitamins. Particularly important is the vitamin B complex, soluble in water and very important for the development of metabolic processes in the body. The viatmin B complex includes vitamin B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), niacin, B6 (pyridoxine), B3 (pantothenic acid), biotin (vitamin H) and B12. Also, brewer’s yeast contains vitamin E and provitamin D.
Brewer’s Yeast Health BenefitsDue to the high content of vitamin B, brewer’s yeast can be applied in the treatment of diseases caused by lack of this vitamin, and it is also an excellent supplement for those people who have increased needs for vitamin B, such as children and young people in the age of growth and development, athletes, pregnant and nursing woman and the elderly.
Because of high content of minerals and oligo elements (potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, chromium and selenium) that are necessary for normal functioning of all body processes, brewer’s yeast is an excellent natural food supplement. Together with vitamin B complex, minerals are important for prevention of stress (magnesium), osteoporosis (calcium), anemia (iron) and other diseases.
The brewer’s yeast also contains higher carbohydrates (complex sugars) because of which it can be used in the diet of diabetics. Brewer’s yeast can reduce and alleviate many complications resulting from diabetes.
In addition to nutritional value, brewer’s yeast has a high dietary value so it is used in the treatment of skin infections, digestive tract diseases and liver and bile ducts inflammation.
Brewer’s yeast also relieves premenstrual and climax symptoms and has a specific role as anti-anemic and anti-cancer agent.
Besides that, it has a beneficial effect in treating diseases of the nervous and locomotor systems.
Brewer’s yeast is very useful in the case of restrictive diet and in treating obesity.
As a natural regulator of cholesterol, brewer’s yeast is the most effective in combination with honey and apple cider vinegar (one tablespoon is recommended).
Brewer’s Yeast DosageThe recommended amount is 15-20g of dried brewer's yeast per day divided into three equal doses.