Dietary Brewer’s Yeast – History, Uses, and Benefits


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Nutritional Yeast is a SCAM!

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7 Benefits of Nutritional Yeast

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Brewer’s yeast is a potent source of amino aicds, B-vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Explore the research and benefits of this popular product. Dietary supplements containing brewer’s yeast often contain non-living, dried yeast. People use brewer’s yeast to make medicine. Brewer’s yeast is taken by mouth for respiratory problems, including.

Brewer’s yeast is also used as a nutritional supplement. It’s a rich source of chromium, which may help your body maintain normal blood sugar levels. It is also a source of B vitamins. Brewer. 1. Promotes immune function.

Thanks to the fact that it’s a great source of vitamin B, nutritional yeast can turn fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy, protecting us from illnesses, making us stronger and putting us in a good mood, ready to take on the day ahead. All of the nutrients in brewer’s yeast work together to support immune and nervous system health as well as healthy digestion ( Other benefits include promoting skin health, boosting energy levels, maintaining cholesterol levels already within a normal range and supporting weight loss goals along with diet and exercise (

Typically, one-quarter of a cup of nutritional yeast contains: 60 calories. 8 grams (g) of protein. 3 g of fiber.

11.85 milligrams (mg) of thiamine, or vitamin B-1. 9.70 mg of riboflavin, or vitamin B-2. 5.90 mg of vitamin B-6. 17.60 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin B-12.

Brewers Yeast Nutritional Information As a whole food supplement, brewers yeast is an excellent source of B vitamins and can be high in the minerals selenium or chromium depending on the processing method. These nutrients offer many health benefits as discussed further below. Nutritional yeast is a popular food product often used in vegan cooking. It gets its name from the protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it contains.

Studies have shown it has a. Both nutritional and brewer’s yeasts are a type of fungus. So, like mushrooms, they’re neither plant nor animal.

Both are good sources of B vitamins, necessary for efficient metabolism of food and to help us withstand stress, and of minerals, protein, and fiber. Supplemental brewer’s yeast, also called primary brewer’s yeast, is typically grown on a medium of corn or other types of grain. Brewer’s yeast is known for being high in protein, B vitamins and chromium, an essential trace mineral that helps with normalizing blood sugar levels.

List of related literature:

The claimed health benefits of fermented functional foods are either directly due to interactions between ingested live microorganisms, bacteria, or yeast with the host (probiotic effect) or indirectly due to ingestion of microbial metabolites produced during fermentation (biogenic effect).

“Wheat and Rice in Disease Prevention and Health: Benefits, risks and mechanisms of whole grains in health promotion” by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy, Sherma Zibadi
from Wheat and Rice in Disease Prevention and Health: Benefits, risks and mechanisms of whole grains in health promotion
by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy, Sherma Zibadi
Elsevier Science, 2014

This chapter reviews the mineral nutrition of yeasts employed in fermentation processes, with a particular focus on the roles of magnesium, calcium, and zinc in the physiology of industrial strains of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

“Advances in Applied Microbiology” by Allen I. Laskin, Joan W. Bennett, Geoffrey M. Gadd
from Advances in Applied Microbiology
by Allen I. Laskin, Joan W. Bennett, Geoffrey M. Gadd
Elsevier Science, 2004

Brewer’s yeast is the richest source (though there is a controversy on how available the B12 in yeast is to human digestion).

“Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture” by E. N. Anderson
from Everyone Eats: Understanding Food and Culture
by E. N. Anderson
NYU Press, 2014

The development of superior yeast strains for the food and beverage industries: challenges, opportunities and potential benefits.

“Microbiology and Technology of Fermented Foods” by Robert W. Hutkins
from Microbiology and Technology of Fermented Foods
by Robert W. Hutkins
Wiley, 2018

Note: Brewer’s yeast does not cause or aggravate candida albicans yeast overgrowth.

“Linda Page's Healthy Healing: A Guide to Self-healing for Everyone” by Linda G. Rector-Page
from Linda Page’s Healthy Healing: A Guide to Self-healing for Everyone
by Linda G. Rector-Page
Traditional Wisdom, 2000

125th anniversary review: Developments in brewing and distilling yeast strains.

“Advances in Bioprocess Technology” by Pogaku Ravindra
from Advances in Bioprocess Technology
by Pogaku Ravindra
Springer International Publishing, 2015

Yeast flocculation has inspired numerous and lengthy reviews.

“Brewing Yeast and Fermentation” by Christopher Boulton, David Quain
from Brewing Yeast and Fermentation
by Christopher Boulton, David Quain
Wiley, 2013

Biotechnol Lett 5:429–434 Casey GP, Magnus CA, Ingledew WM (1984) High-gravity brewing: effects of nutrition on yeast composition, fermentative ability, and alcohol production.

“Brewing and Distilling Yeasts” by Graham G. Stewart
from Brewing and Distilling Yeasts
by Graham G. Stewart
Springer International Publishing, 2018

The yeast that has been most closely associated with humankind, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has long been used for brewing, distilling (for both potable alcohol and industrial alcohol), winemaking, and baking bread, and for yeast extracts for food and flavoring as well as therapeutic purposes.

“Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology” by Richard K. Robinson, Carl A. Batt
from Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology
by Richard K. Robinson, Carl A. Batt
Elsevier Science, 2014

This work reviews, discusses and updates the current knowledge on yeast flocculation with particular attention to the aspects related with brewing yeasts.

“Beer in Health and Disease Prevention” by Victor R. Preedy
from Beer in Health and Disease Prevention
by Victor R. Preedy
Elsevier Science, 2011

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  • Dude… what’s wrong with your voice? It’s like part sarcasm, part pride from uncovering some uncommonly known facts, part natural douchebag, and a hint of Mrs. Doubtfire. ��

  • I really like using nutritional yeast to add cheesey flavor to dishes but it seems to cause the candida to flare up. Does NY truly make candida worse? If so, will it be safe to reinduced it after the candida is gone?

  • I eat two tablespoons of nutritional yeast a day; I add it to my beans and tofu for the additional protein and b vitamins. Have a whole food plant based diet and started weightlifting trying to build muscle, looks like I’m boosting my immune system as well.

  • Good to know! I buy unfortified nutritional yeast (Sari foods is my brand) to avoid the synthetic vitamins and their negative effects.

  • Dr. Gregor, Thank u 4 ur service! Thanx 4 empowering me 2 be my best own health advocate & be my beloved relatives’ also, who r struggling w/ cancer. AND just so u ALL know, this special Dr. wrote 2 books & tours the country empowering people 2 research & take charge of their health decision, AND the icing on the (plant-based cake), is that he is DONATING ALL HIS PROFITS 2 CHARITIES!!!! A profound thank u from my heart, Dr Gregor!!

  • Just had some today on my popcorn! So glad I saw this!! I’m healing from surgery right now!! I hope this helps!! Going to eat lots more! Thank you��!

  • Regarding the Pasta video, never got answer, I know you should be very busy doc.

    I got this Italian pasta brand made of 100% durum wheat semolina, USDA organic, from Costco. that means it is less bad than regular american pasta?
    Since I got high sugars levels in my last blood test, I put this pasta away in my pantry, even for my family, just used 1 out of 8 packages, didn’t want just put it in the garbage can, now that I see this video, is it ok if I consume it or at least my family?, ofcourse in small portions, not like in a restaurant.

    Thanks doctor.

  • Thank you Doctor, I bought the SariFoods nutritional yeast that you recomende and it has the same flavor that the green split peas that I missed on my Keto diet, as a cuban women I always ate split peas and now on my Keto lifestyle I found the same flavor in this yeast, thank you so much��

  • You were looking for a study on Beta-glucan that was in a Japanese journal:

    [46] Ueno, H., Beta-1,3-D-glucan, its immune effect and its clinical use

    Jap. J. Soc. Term. Syst. Dis. 2000, 6, 151-154

    Here’s a link:

  • Thumbs down and unsubscribed. Tired of videos just showing pages being highlighted and read. Also way to much information unrelated and/or unnecessary for the topic the video is supposed to be about. Misleading and confusing Bye

  • After 2 and a half years of being vegan I just bought and tried my first dose of the nooch haha xD Feels much better than taking a b12 supplement, cheaper and has other good nutrients in it. I’ve heard so many times that it taste like cheese but I’m not getting that, still like it tho:)

  • I have multiple sclerosis and I just started taking nutritional yeast a couple of weeks ago, the amount of energy that it gives me is phenomenal, as most people would know with autoimmune diseases lack of energy and fatigue is a major problem. I take nutritional yeast with food or by itself and in a very small quantity such as a tablespoon and I have become so much more active and I don’t fall asleep during the day which in turn gives me a good night sleep, how about eight hours! you like that! I I know that this is not due to some placebo effect because my spouse started taking nutritional yeast almost the same day and she is so much more active and do not complain of fatigue and the side effects caused by fatigue. I hope my observation is beneficial to the reader. Thank you, God bless have a great day.

  • EXCEPT….. most nutritional yeast manufacturers add synthetic folic acid. Folic acid is well known as a cancer PROMOTER. Gotta find the stuff that IS NOT fortified.


  • I am wondering what important completed clinical studies are buried in foreign languages like Russian or German and await translation into English before we can evaluate them and benefit?

  • Mycotoxins and aflatoxins in Beans, Corn, Coffee, Nuts, especially PEANUTS, apple cider vinegar, mushrooms, grains and dried dates, prunes and raisins would make a great video. Also mold poisoning and detoxing of the cytoxins that cause CIRS chronic inflammatory response syndrome.

  • I eat 2 tablespoonfuls of non-fortified nutritional yeast every single day, among a ton of other supplements.  I don’t want to say that I’m immortal at this point, but I’m going to anyway.  I’m immortal.

  • I couldnt order one of your nutritional yeast since there is no shipping in my contry Kosovo, neither in Albania, hopefully a friend of mine is in USA which is coming back in one month and he is getting one for me��. Feeling happy. And Thanks a lot for education you spread to us for free sir.

  • We got it solely because we wanted to add it to McDougall’s Penne Florentine like a certain lady on Youtube did in her recipe. Now that we have Dr. Greger’s new cookbook, it’s finding its place in more and more dishes. Thanks, Dr. G.

  • Too bad 90% of all nooch is grown on Glyphosate dessicated grains and is laced with MSG. This is absolute garbage. As worse as any transformed carbs. Was causing my candida to come back.

    Im done with this shit.

  • that’s absolutely amazing. imagine how good it would be for all the elderly even just for reducing infections at their age especially with how simple and cheap it is. and also for cats and dogs who are very prone to cancer nowadays it seems, imagine how cheap and easy this is for helping in that fight.

  • Nutritional Yest is dangerous, I took this shit for about 2 months.
    Heart palpitation and mood problems, anxiety.
    Not only me, but my family member as well.

  • At the end, I thought I heard “taste your popcorn”, but it did not make any sense. So, I turned on the caption. It was “tastier popcorn”, but it still made no sense to me. Why popcorn? Popcorns are not created with yeasts, are they?

  • Dr. Greger i have a question to you.. how in the world do you structurally, on a daily basis, get in the recommended amount of vitamin E? if you only consume whole foods, thus no oil, and you don’t go berserk on almonds (and thus eat a high fat diet).
    I never ever get anywhere close to the recommended levels not even to half of it.. i generally get between 3 7.5 mg a day.
    i can remember from a long time ago that someone like mcdougall said you needed 7mg a day or something?
    i tell you it’s impossible, unless you go eat certain stuff (in rediculous amounts) on a daily basis specifically to get in enough vitamin E.

    If “normal” people are getting this amount of vitamin E a day it’s solely cause everything they eat is baked and topped with oils

  • Can Dr. Greger do a video investigating garlic’s effects on immunity and cancer? I think this would be an interesting topic. Thanks ��

  • Dr Gregor it’s your gal jessie from nanabar!! I was wondering if you could do a video on c60 I’ve heard lots of conflicting information about it and would love to hear your thoughts ���� best wishes ✨

  • It is not as easy to deactivate yeast as people think. I find nutritional yeast cultures very easily when I do not want it to. If you drop it in a glass of water with broth and beans on the bottom it sends down long strings slowly to the beans… Which is how it eats. It can’t eat if it isn’t alive and activated. Put some in a baggie with food and leave it on a warm table top a few hours or a day, when you open it it will smell rank and be bubbly. Which is what happens when yeast begins to culture something into alcohol or something else. That is your deactivated nutritional yeast. I don’t think we should go crazy and vilify yeast without reason like we have gluten, but that doesn’t mean that it is what we think it is and that no caution need be shown.
    A word on gluten, an extraordinarily small part of the population has celiac disease and is legitimately allergic to gluten. The rest of us can sit down to 8 ounces of seitan of we want, which is pure concentrated wheat gluten, the protein part of the wheat. It’s an excellent meat replacement and very nutritious. I could stuff seitan in my face like a box of Oreo cookies as the only thing that would happen is that I’d feel great physically and no animals would be killed for my preferred flavor profile. Which makes no sense if gluten is the bad part of wheat.
    However stick me in front of an entire bowl full of white noodles and I’m laying in bed an hour later with an auto immune disease flare. It turns out that our white flour is bleached with an afflatoxin… Which comes from mold, the same kind the government comes into your house with hazmat suits to assess and clean and sticks stickers and tape up saying no one can come in. Afflotoxin= mild neurotoxin and extreme allergen. Which might be why someone with an auto immune disease would find themselves feeling like death after ingesting some.
    The nice aflatoxin and the fact that 1/2 cup is probably a serving but we typically eat 4+ servings without knowing it at dinner and the resulting blood sugar punch to your system being another assault, is probably the real reason wheat might not be good for us. I can get a similar blood sugar reaction with other high starch food such as white potatos and white rice if eaten in abundance. But nothing does me in like a delicious bowl of ramen.
    However I can eat whole wheat bread all day, No bleach, lots of gluten. So I think we need to rethink gluten and evaluate what’s really going on with our vilified pizza crusts. Since my immune system seem to react to so many foods I’m probably not a bad canary in the coal mine on this one.

  • Recently a friend had a surgery, but after they said her heart rate was abnormally low (in the 20’s, but it needed to be at least 50). My question is: why can someone who is physically unfit and overweight have a low heart-rate? I already know her diet is bad, and maybe it has a link. Apparently her doctor didn’t know why, but thought it was concerning as she wasn’t an athlete. Why is this please?

  • In the last couple of months I just brought nutritional yeast back to my menu since finding it sold in a bulk aisle at a store I shop. And yes its been upgrading my popcorn! super yummy and I notice a general uplift in my overall well being after a bowel of non omg popcorn heavily sprinkled in Nutrtional yeast. I also share it with my dogs. I attributed this well being feeling to the B vitamins but maybe my immune system is also saying thank you!

  • How do you find these things??? Luv ya ❤ in a manly way, of course! ��
    You are really one brave man, I have to give it to you. Thanks for all that you do.

  • Hi Doc, I found the article:

    I also happen to be a professional translator. I’d be interested in translating the article pro bono, provided that you feel confident with someone without a medical background working on it (my background is in computer science and software translation). Please contact me at rei at the fraser dot com, all one word.

  • Can someone help me figure this out. In Germany, when I search for nutritional yeast, the only thing I get is “nutritional yeast flakes”. These have often lots of carbs in them (roughly 10-20 grams of pure sugar). How is it that I have trouble finding the nutritional yeast which “americans” seem to have? O.o

  • it feels kinda uncanny when the roman statue isn’t speaking directly at me. ik you want to be experimental, but i’d rather have frank looking directly at the camera

  • Ant thoughts on Dr. Fuhrman concerns about to much folate in regular nutritional yeast? Yeast that does not contain folate is very hard to find and super espensive.

  • This is what hormesis is all about: creating a stress on the body to stimulate and immunological response.. My favorite therapies are sauna and ozone for immune boosting. Google if you want to learn more.

  • The nicest way to tell ppl stop asking me all these damn questions and just watch the videos where i answered them���� just kidding ��

  • I bought both your nutritional and electrolyte powder thinking one would lack what the other have but it it seems like I should just buy the nutritional yeast, please correct me if I wrong.

  • Dr. Berg, I downloaded the PDF of videos but the category I was looking for (pregnancy) seemed to not be present or did I miss it?

  • I realize these are great for us but they are extremely difficult to swallow. I can swallow larger pills but these are ultra difficult Anyone else have this issue?

  • What do you make of the new study at Canada university which found that low saturated fat diet (below 3%) contributed to death increase by 13%?

  • How about the myth that it has mold properties?? because it is not a myth and true. Would it be healthy to consume blue cheese on a daily basis? A sprinkle of nutritional yeast here and there is fine. But not to take spoonfuls on a daily basis.

  • Question…. the pill form (that I’ve ordered from your website) says three a day-> but I’m wondering if taking them interfers with my IF? Silly question?

  • Dr. Berg, can I give this nutritional yeast tablets to my 11 years old son? Is it safe for kids? If not, what is the best way to provide with vitamin B to a kid?

  • Dr Berg are you really sure of the benefits of nutritional yeast? There are several claims now that it is a highly processed food and really bad for the health.

  • I do use organic nutritional yeast and I notice no reaction good or bad at all. I think of it as a seasoning really as I love the sharp flavor it has. Yes cheese has a similar flavor but I can’t always get raw cheese. A sprinkle of nutritional yeast on a grass fed burger with mustard and grilled onions is mighty tasty. I also put in things that might taste too sweet and it helps kills my sugar cravings big time.

  • Excellent video! I appreciate your hard work! Once I start making more money, I will be buying meat from your online store on a regular basis!

  • I was waiting for this video!
    I heard you tell people with crohns not to consume nutrituonal yeast on one of your livestreams!
    This is very intresting!
    So should we stop all products with yeast in? Would that leaaon symptoms or get us in remission?

  • I heard it promotes candida albicans and since someone who isn’t on keto is already at risk of candida overgrowth from the carbs in their diet I’m a bit hesistant to try it. Do you know if there is truth to this?

  • Honestly, I’m liking the format in this video, although, I guess I like anything with Frankie boy in it. P.s. You’re getting huge dude, holy s***!

  • Do you have it in form of flakes? I bought yeast from your site, it is good but in form of pills. And I had to grind it to add to my drinks.

  • I can eat the heck out of that stuff. Put it on salad with avocado and ACV. Put it on my eggs. Put it on veggies with grass fed butter and sea salt.

  • Oh no….I bought the wrong B12 vitamins. So I’ll have to throw it out:(
    Do I need to take an food allergy test to see if im sensitive to yeast? I get migraines….is this due to food allergy?

  • Can my husband have some in juices after is chemo & Radiation I wonder If is good for him? Thank You great information I was wondering for a while If was good or bad I been thinking about trying.

  • Is there any plans to make this product with capsules instead of tablets? I’ve had issues swallowing these and so have many customers. Thanks

  • I’ve had crohn’s for over two years now and no doctor I’ve ever visited even touched the topic of diet. No, for them it’s drugs, drugs, and more drugs.

    Thank you, Dr. Gregor, for shedding light on the answers I so desperately need.

    EDIT: Thanks for the feedback everyone! Yes, I am Vegan (previously pescatarian and vegetarian for the last year)

    I never thought wheat might have something to do with it. I’ll make sure to look more into that.

    I take fiber and B12 supplements in addition to flaxseed oil softgells (actual nuts and seeds make me flare up). I’ll definitely look into vitamin C and D.

    As for mucusless diet, could you elaborate? Thank you!

  • This was exactly what I was looking for! Someone who knows whats is talking about and teaches with so much safety and clearness. Thanks a lot!

    Bruna @viva.feliz

  • I was wondering if anybody could explain the need for taking Nutritional Yeast for trace minerals, and also taking EDTA tablets, as Dr Berg recommends in another video, as EDTA draws these minerals from your blood? Any advice would be appreciated!

  • I don’t know why people keep insisting that nutritional yeast is the same as bread yeast or yeast used for brewing! It isn’t!!! It is inactive is nothing like either bread or beer yeast and is not grown the same and don’t even get me started on the difference in taste!!!!

  • Even when vegan I never wanted to eat it because… its yeast, I also saw people saying it broke then out I assumed it wasnt very healthy

  • Can you bake with nutritional used? Does that change the properties at all? I’m always making keto treats and I would think that adding nutritional yeast would be an extra benefit… Please let me know

  • Braggs Brewers yeast, ground with mortar and pestle to a powder, popcorn, ghee, a little salt = Heaven. (cheesy tasting Umami bomb) I use about a heaping tablespoon to 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels popped in avocado oil in my microwave popper. If you don’t grind it a little into a powder, you waste a lot of the B yeast because the flakes fall to the bottom of the bowl. Powdered up and it sticks to your buttered popcorn. (butter and toss first before adding yeast powder)

  • This is GREAT on your cauliflower mac and cheese! YUMMY! Thank you for teaching me better ways to eat nutrient dense foods Dr Eric Berg.

  • Do not eat nutritional yeast. It causes some serious candida overgrowth. I had so much bloating and pain after eating it and for the longest time I didn’t know it was the nutritional yeast causing it. I stopped eating it and the bloating went away.

  • Just received my DrBerg NY pills. Recommends 9/day. If I only take 1/day would I still reap benefits? Don’t want to take too many because I’m sensitive to B vitamins.

  • Dr. Berg? I started nutritional yeast about 6 days ago, and at least 3 days ago I developed a rash all over my legs and abdominal region. Is it the yeast?