Brewer's Yeast

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How does Brewer's Yeast work?

Brewer's yeast seems to stimulate intestinal enzymes that could help relieve diarrhea. It also might help fight bacteria that cause infections in the intestine. Brewer's yeast is a source of B vitamins and protein.

Are there safety concerns?

Brewer's yeast seems safe for most people when used short-term. It can cause headache, stomach discomfort, and gas (flatulence). People who are allergic or sensitive to brewer's yeast might also experience itching and swelling.

Do not take brewer's yeast if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to yeast.
  • You have Crohn's disease.

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