Brewer's yeast is the best food source of B vitamins. It is important to get as many nutrients from food sources rather than vitamin supplements because they are better absorbed in the body. Brewer's Yeast has a strong smell and tastes terrible, which is why it is best consumed in a smoothie with fruit. It also needs to be consumed daily to compensate for the drain of B vitamins on our system due to daily stress.
The B Vitamins in Brewer's Yeast do the following:
-Help the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins
-Support the nervous system and help maintain muscles, including those used for digestion
-Relieve stress, depression, irritability and fatigue, improves energy levels and mood
-Reduce some of the effects of aging
-Provide the body with essential minerals including selenium, zinc, phosphorus
-Biotin, one of the B vitamins in Brewer's Yeast, has been shown to strengthen nails and improve the health of hair. Biotin also helps diabetics use insulin more efficiently and is useful for treating diabetic neuropathy
Brewer's yeast is an important source of chromium, which contributes to maintaining lower sugar levels. Brewer's yeast has been used by researchers to lower glucose levels in diabetics to almost normal. Although supplemental chromium is often difficult to absorb, the chromium in brewer's yeast is readily absorbable.
In times of either stress or infection, the body needs more B vitamins. Everyone experiences the stress of daily life so everyone needs Brewer's Yeast.
Brewer's yeast has some contraindications. For those taking MAO inhibitors the tyramine may cause hypertension. Also if you are using meperidine, a narcotic analgesic, severe blood pressure increases can result from using Brewer's yeast.
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