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Description
Brewer's Yeast is an excellent source of protein and several B-vitamins. It is produced by cultivation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on malted barley in the production of beer. After fermentation, the yeast is seperated from the beer, roller dried and debittered.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

Take 2 tablespoons daily mixed in milk, cereal of juice. Also add to cooking and baking recipes to boost nutritional content.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Tablespoon
Servings Per Container 28
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 60.00
Calories from Fat 5.00
Total Fat 0.50 g 1%
Sodium 60.00 mg 3%
Potassium 220.00 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5.00 g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4.00 g 16%
Protein 8.00 g 16%
Magnesium 32.00 8%
Calcium 40.00 4%
Iron 1.44 8%
Thiamine (B-1) 0.00 **
Thiamine (B-1) 0.00 **
Niacin (B3) 5.00 25%
Niacin (B3) 5.00 25%
Folic Acid 140.00 35%
Folic Acid 140.00 35%
Pantothenic Acid 0.40 4%
Pantothenic Acid 0.40 4%
Zinc 1.20 8%
Zinc 1.20 8%
Riboflavin (B2) 0.43 25%
Riboflavin (B2) 0.43 25%
vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine) 0.40 20%
vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine) 0.40 20%
Vitamin B-12 3.00 50%
Vitamin B-12 3.00 50%
** Daily Value (DV) not established
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on
your calorie needs:
  Calories: 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2400 mg 2400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
  Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Other Ingredients: 100% Pure Brewer's Yeast, 100% Pure Brewer's Yeast

Contains: no sugar, salt, starch, wheat, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Storage Instructions: This product is sold by weight not volume.

Store in a cool, dry place.

Manufactured by NOW FOODS
BLOOMINGDALE, IL 60108
Made in the USA.

Health Notes

Brewer's Yeast

Brewer's Yeast
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 9 grams per day
Chromium-rich brewer's yeast has been shown to be useful in treating type 2 diabetes in several ways, including by improving glucose tolerance.(more)
Infectious Diarrhea
Dose: Three capsulesor tablets three times per day
Supplementing with brewer's yeast has been shown to improve immune function and change the flora living in the intestine, and may relieve infectious diarrhea.(more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: 9 grams per day

Medical reports dating back to 1853, as well as modern research, indicate that chromium-rich brewer's yeast (9 grams per day) can be useful in treating type 2 diabetes.1, 2 In recent years, chromium has been shown to improve glucose levels and related variables in people with glucose intolerance and type 2, gestational, and steroid-induced diabetes.3, 4 Improved glucose tolerance with lower or similar levels of insulin have been reported in more than ten trials of chromium supplementation in people with varying degrees of glucose intolerance.5 Chromium supplements improve glucose tolerance in people with type 2 diabetes,6 apparently by increasing sensitivity to insulin.7 Chromium improves the processing of glucose in people with prediabetic glucose intolerance and in women with diabetes associated with pregnancy.8, 9 Chromium even helps healthy people,10 although one such report found chromium useful only when accompanied by 100 mg of niacin per day.11 Chromium may also lower levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides (risk factors in heart disease).12, 13

A few trials have reported no beneficial effects from chromium supplementation.14, 15, 16 All of these trials used 200 mcg or less of supplemental chromium, which is often not adequate for people with diabetes, especially if it is in a form that is poorly absorbed. The typical amount of chromium used in research trials is 200 mcg per day, although as much as 1,000 mcg per day has been used.17 Many doctors recommend up to 1,000 mcg per day for people with diabetes.18

Supplementation with chromium or brewer's yeast could potentially enhance the effects of drugs used for diabetes (e.g., insulin or other blood sugar-lowering agents) and possibly lead to hypoglycemia. Therefore, people with diabetes taking these medications should supplement with chromium or brewer's yeast only under the supervision of a doctor.

References

1. Herepath WB. Journal Provincial Med Surg Soc 1854:374.

2. Offenbacher EG, Pi-Sunyer FX. Beneficial effect of chromium-rich yeast on glucose tolerance and blood lipids in elderly subjects. Diabetes 1980;29:919-25.

3. Anderson RA. Chromium in the prevention and control of diabetes. Diabetes Metab 2000;26:22-7 [review].

4. Martin J, Wang ZQ, Zhang XH, et al. Chromium picolinate supplementation attenuates body weight gain and increases insulin sensitivity in subjects with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2006;29:1826-32.

5. Anderson RA. Chromium, glucose intolerance and diabetes. J Am Coll Nutr 1998;17:548-55 [review].

6. Evans GW. The effect of chromium picolinate on insulin controlled parameters in humans. Int J Biosocial Med Res 1989;11:163-80.

7. Gaby AR, Wright JV. Diabetes. In Nutritional Therapy in Medical Practice: Reference Manual and Study Guide. Kent, WA: 1996, 54-64 [review].

8. Anderson RA, Polansky MM, Bryden NA, Canary JJ. Supplemental-chromium effects on glucose, insulin, glucagon, and urinary chromium losses in subjects consuming controlled low-chromium diets. Am J Clin Nutr 1991;54:909-16.

9. Jovanovic L, Gutierrez M, Peterson CM. Chromium supplementation for women with gestational diabetes. J Trace Elem Exp Med 1999;12:91-8.

10. Anderson RA, Polansky MM, Bryden NA, et al. Chromium supplementation of human subjects: effects on glucose, insulin, and lipid variables. Metabolism 1983;32:894-9.

11. Urberg M, Zemel MB. Evidence for synergism between chromium and nicotinic acid in the control of glucose tolerance in elderly humans. Metabolism 1987;36:896-9.

12. Lee NA, Reasner CA. Beneficial effect of chromium supplementation on serum triglyceride levels in NIDDM. Diabetes Care 1994;17:1449-52.

13. Hermann J, Chung H, Arquitt A, et al. Effects of chromium or copper supplementation on plasma lipids, plasma glucose and serum insulin in adults over age fifty. J Nutr Elderly 1998;18:27-45.

14. Sherman L, Glennon JA, Brech WJ, et al. Failure of trivalent chromium to improve hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus. Metabolism 1968;17:439-42.

15. Rabinowitz MB, Gonick HC, Levin SR, Davidson MB. Effects of chromium and yeast supplements on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in diabetic men. Diabetes Care 1983;6:319-27.

16. Uusitupa MI, Kumpulainen JT, Voutilainen E, et al. Effect of inorganic chromium supplementation on glucose tolerance, insulin response, and serum lipids in noninsulin-dependent diabetics. Am J Clin Nutr 1983;38:404-10.

17. Anderson RA, Cheng N, Bryden NA, Polansky MM, Cheng N, Chi J, et al. Elevated intakes of supplemental chromium improve glucose and insulin variables in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes1997;46:1786-91.

18. Gaby AR, Wright JV. Nutritional protocols: diabetes mellitus. In Nutritional Therapy in Medical Practice: Protocols and Supporting Information. Kent, WA: 1996, 10.

Infectious Diarrhea
Dose: Three capsulesor tablets three times per dayBrewer's yeast supplementation has been shown to alter immune function and the flora living in the intestine, and may relieve infectious diarrhea. Three capsules or tablets of brewer's yeast three times per day for two weeks was reported to improve three cases of infectious diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile.1 Animal research has confirmed that brewer's yeast helps fight this unfriendly bacterium.2 (Note that real brewer's yeast is not identical to nutritional, or torula, yeast and that when asking for "brewer's yeast" in health food stores, people are often directed toward these other products. Real brewer's yeast is bitter, whereas other health food store yeasts have a more pleasant taste.)
References

1. Schellenberg D, Bonington A, Champion CM, et al. Treatment of Clostridium difficile diarrhoea with brewer's yeast. Lancet 1994;343:171-2.

2. Izadnia F, Wong CT, Kocoshis SA. Brewer's yeast and Saccharomyces boulardii both attenuate Clostridium difficile-induced colonic secretion in the rat. Dig Dis Sci 1998;43:2055-60.

Brewer's yeast is the dried, pulverized cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a type of fungus, and is a rich source of B-complex vitamins, protein (providing all essential amino acids), and minerals, including a biologically active form of chromium known as glucose tolerance factor (GTF). Brewer's yeast is usually a by-product of the brewing industry and should not be confused with nutritional yeast or torula yeast, which are low in chromium.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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2.9

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  • Good value (5)

Cons

  • Tastes bad (3)

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  • Everyday (5)

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4.0

Great for lactation cookies!!

By tanessa1987

from Cincinnati, OH

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    Comments about GNC Now® Debittered Brewer's Yeast:

    I got this for a recipe for lactation cookies to help maintain my supply. Works well, with oats and flax meal recipe. I also add it to my morning oatmeal with, almond butter, honey, chopped or whole almonds, and a sliced banana. You can hardly taste it that way. I only wish they had all the nutritional content on the label and had more brands of the powder form to choose from.

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    4.0

    Good product. Good value.

    By lcschmitz

    from Gravette, AR

    About Me Work out frequently

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    • Boosts Energy
    • Good Value

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      Comments about GNC Now® Debittered Brewer's Yeast:

      I use this product as my Vitamin B supplement. Well balanced. I add to my cereal each day. It is a little bitter, but the value is worth it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Trying to figure out what to eat it with

      By jamn21989

      from Louisiana

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      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Tastes Bad

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      Comments about GNC Now® Debittered Brewer's Yeast:

      Experimenting foods and drinks to take it with-will repost when Ive found tasteful options that mask the flavor

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Stale Beer Flavor

      By teresahaindfield

      from Ames, IA

      About Me Breastfeeding

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      • Good Value

      Cons

      • Tastes Bad

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about GNC Now® Debittered Brewer's Yeast:

      I had a supply shortage while breastfeeding. Along with the usual suggestions, my lactation consultant recommended brewers yeast. So I ran out to GNC and got the only one they had. I did not know it was a powder. It tastes like a beer that has been sitting on the counter for about 3 days. Directions say to put in juice or milk, grape juice is the only thing i found so far that makes it drinkable. This was after vomiting up the powder with milk, water, OJ, apple juice, and a few others. If you are dead set on getting brewers yeast, get the pill form!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's an Acquired Taste

      By jlafiand

      from Hudson Valley, New York

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      Pros

      • Protein and B-vitamins

      Cons

      • Not for everyone

      Best Uses

      • With your morning juice

      Comments about GNC Now® Debittered Brewer's Yeast:

      I've been taking brewer's yeast for years, and I've had better tasting products, but it's brewer's yeast, not a flavored protein shake. I mix a heaping teaspoon into my morning OJ before bed, put it in the fridge, and by morning it is completely dissolved and tastes good. It's an acquired taste, like scotch.

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      1.0

      the most disgusting taste ever!

      By tanya7784

      from miami, fl

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      Comments about GNC Now® Debittered Brewer's Yeast:

      I have taken many things before but this is the worst! it taste so bad in any kind of food, I will return!.. smells so much like beer!

      (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      A new product with disappointment

      By 2d22dsqd

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      Comments about GNC Now® Debittered Brewer's Yeast:

      Life Time Nutritional Specialties discontinued their brewers yeast YEAST 550 Multiple Vitamin & Mineral Supplement supoposedly for lack of sales. When I heard GNC would have a debittered yeast I pinned my hope it would if not equal come close to what was lost with discontunance of the other product. Unfortunately your product doesn't half-measure up to it in what it has, which is very little. Get a can of Life Time and you will see what I am talking about.

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