View Full Version : Anyone noticed any benefits from using brewers yeast?
08-11-2008, 02:57 PM
I've been drinking some and using it on my food.
I've heard it helps with the eyes.
08-12-2008, 10:58 AM
I tried it a few times but I had some strange side effects. It made my joints, especially my elbows ache! At first I thought it was just me, but my joints never hurt. I eliminated it and decided to try it again a few weeks later. I did this three times and every time the joint pain came back. Very strange! The only thing I can think of is that it is high in some sort of amino acid and since it is not raw it was building up in my system.
08-12-2008, 12:53 PM
I love it, but it is really like a drug to me. I can't stop eating it! Therefore, sadly I can't have it.:( It's made of sugars that are colonized with yeast and then heated at very high temps to kill the yeast.Cooked sugars are too much for my system these days. I do think it has nutrients that can be good, but it's off limits for me. It also makes me very tired and achy.
08-12-2008, 01:41 PM
It is often recommended for nursing mothers who need to increase their milk supply and it can help with some aspects of cheese addictions.
I didn't realize that sugar was involved in making it but it is!
The cane and beet molasses used in the growing process does not make nutritional yeast sweet and is not a source of simple sugars.
I suppose that that makes it a cousin to Kombucha, which is also a yeast? grown on sugars.
08-13-2008, 07:20 AM
It is similar to kombucha in that the sugars are used to feed the yeast, but, unlike kombucha, it is heated to such a high temperature that it is not a living food anymore.
I was a bit confused by my bag of yeast that listed many b vitamins as ingredients. It made me wonder why they were adding them in and if the vitamins were not naturally occurring, would it be just the same to take a b vitamin pill?
08-13-2008, 08:09 AM
Brewer's Yeast or Nutritional yeast?
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