- Brewer’s yeast is a kind of yeast that is a by-product of brewing beer. Brewer’s yeast is used for diarrhea, the common cold and other upper respiratory tract infections, influenza, swine flu, loss of appetite, acne, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), recurring boils on the skin (furunculosis), and type 2 diabetes.
- How does it work?
Brewer’s yeast seems to stimulate chemicals (intestinal enzymes) that could help relieve diarrhea.
It also might help fight bacteria that cause infections in the intestine, as well as improve the body’s defenses against viral lung infections such as flu and the common cold.
- It has also been used as a source of B vitamins(except B12)., chromium, and protein.
Brewer’s yeast consists of the ground, dried cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a one-celled plant that is a variety of fungus.
Brewer’s yeast contains all the essential amino acids, 14 minerals, and 17 vitamins. It is high in minerals as: chromium, zinc, iron, phosphor, and selen. Brewer’s yeast is also a good source of protein. It contains approximately 50% of protein.
- Benefits :
Stress reduction – due to the Niacin and Vitamin B6 ,there is the production of the brain chemical seratonin, which is essential against stress,
Fatigue –many of the B group vitamins present are essential in the release of energy from the carbohydrates in the food they consume.The major vitamins are:
Vitamin B1 – releases energy from carbohydrate in the diet, and important for the heart and nervous system. Vitamin B2 – releases energy from carbohydrate in the diet, and maintains healthy skin and digestive tract.
Niacin (Vit.B3) – releases energy from carbohydrate and helps to maintain healthy skin, digestive tract and nervous system.Brewer’s yeast acts to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the intestines.
Powdered brewer’s yeast may be sprinkled on the animal’s food also. There are no known interactions.Vitamin B1 120 mg/kg
Vitamin B2 45 mg/kg
Vitamin B3 30 mg/kg
Vitamin B6 20 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 80µg/kg
Niacin 550 mg/kg
Folic acid 3mg/kg
Suitable for all kinds of rodents,reptiles and birds