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Brewers Yeast

Is Brewers Yeast Known Scientifically?

Scientific: Not a herb [WikiPedia]

Also known as Faex medicinalis, medicinal yeast, Saccharomyces carlsbergensis, Saccharomyces uvarum, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

What is the Appearance of Brewers Yeast?

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Brewer’s yeast is made from different yeast (Saccharomyces) species. It’s collected during the process of brewing beer. It can also be grown in a nutrient broth. This can also change its mineral content.

What are the Common Uses for Brewers Yeast?

Parts Used: Powder

It’s a good source of protein. Protein makes up 52% of its weight. It’s also a good source of B-complex vitamins. The mineral content of brewer’s yeast can be controlled by adding minerals to the solution in which the yeast is grown. Adding chromium increases the chromium content of the yeast. Adding selenium increases its selenium content. Yeasts have been used for centuries. They’ve been used to raise bread, brew beer, and make wine and alcoholic drinks. Brewer’s yeast has been used as a supplement of B vitamins. More recently, it’s been used as a supplement for minerals. These include chromium and selenium.

Brewer’s yeast is a nutritional supplement and may enhance energy levels and strengthen the immune system. It’s a rich source of:

  • chromium
  • protein
  • selenium
  • potassium
  • iron
  • zinc
  • magnesium

It is also a great source of B vitamins that provide:

Because it is rich in a variety of nutrients, brewer’s yeast has several health benefits for fur kids. One of the most notable benefits is related to the chromium content found in brewer’s yeast. Chromium is a trace element that helps to maintain blood sugar levels in the body. Brewer’s yeast is also rich in antioxidants which can make your pet’s skin healthier and his coat shinier. If your dog tends to suffer from itchy, dry skin, brewer’s yeast may be helpful. This supplement can also help to reduce stress and to calm nerves due to its high concentration of B-complex vitamins. Another benefit of brewer’s yeast is that, if your pet receives daily supplements of brewer’s yeast, it may help to repel biting insects like ticks and fleas. However, even though Brewer’s yeast is a source of B vitamins but it does not contain B-12. Inadequate amounts of B-12 can cause anemia, so it’s important to make sure you have sources of B-12 in the diet.

PLEASE NOTE that herbal and other natural products can harm your animals – not all plants are safe and gentle! Do not attempt using any of the ingredients listed, or any other plant matter, without the guidance of a qualified herbalist.

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