View Full Version : Red Star Nutritional Yeast Supplement Question
03-25-2006, 06:25 AM
I decided to try the Red Star Nutritional Yeast (Vegetarian Blend) and have a, uh, "bodily function" question:
My urine the first day I used this stuff was bright, flourescent yellow. In fact, even after drinking a lot of water, it stayed that way for most of the day.
Is this normal?
Anyone had this happen to them?
What the heck causes this?
I understand the "beet" effect, and the "asparagus" effect, but this I never expected.
I also use maca protein powder, and this imparts a distinctive odor. I wonder if it's the combination of the two.
Any insights, please post here for me!
03-25-2006, 10:15 AM
Interesting. I don't have an answer for you, but if the effects of nutritional yeast are negative then I would just stop taking it. It does sound like your body just excreted it rather quickly.
Did you take a large amount? Jo Stepaniak, in this Q&A (http://www.vegsource.com/jo/qa/qanyeast.htm) cautions about too much.
Also, nutritional yeast is not raw -- do you think that may have caused an irritation? Some people claim to not be able to have any minutia of "cooked" or they spiral out of control.
I did not notice any negative effects or what you described when I consumed maca, only good things, actually.
03-25-2006, 05:28 PM
Looks like I may have the answer:
B12 will cause the flourescent yellow color in urine. Red Star nutritional yeast (vegetarian blend) contains B12.
I didn't use a lot of it, in fact, the label says the suggestion portion size is 1/4 cup (it is composed of big flakes) and I use less than that.
So, for now, I guess I've found the answer.
Funny little world, isn't it?
03-25-2006, 05:32 PM
Oh, forgot to thank you for the link, which was helpful. I will assuredly cut down my intake from 1/4 cup to 2 tbs or less, and not eat it every day.
BTW, aside from the distinctive odor (which is enough to have almost knocked me out when I opened the bag of maca powder for the first time!) the maca powder is quite interesting. I have lots of additional energy (not the shakes, just the "confident energy" and focus) almost like when I take Rhodiola Rosea capsules. It's a very good thing.
Thanks again for your link!
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