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Brewer's Yeast

Vitamin / Mineral Supplement Overview:
Brewer's yeast is nonleavening with a slightly bitter taste, however if added to food possessing a strong taste it is more tolerable. It is an excellent source of B vitamins, protein and minerals and is an excellent, low-cost food supplement for aging adults and growing developing children. B vitamins, DNA and RNA, and chromium are found in brewers Yeast.

How Brewer's yeast Supplements Work in Your Body:
Supplies B vitamins, protein and minerals
Offers bulk to prevent constipation
Good source of enzyme-producing vitamins
Chromium in brewers yeast helps regulate sugar metabolism
May reduce risk of high cholesterol in blood
Possible treatment for contact dermatitis
May boost energy level
May reduce risk of prostate cancer

Medical Precautions: Do not take if you have:
Intestinal disease

Consult your Medical Doctor If you:
Experience severe intestinal upset
Take any medicinal drugs or herbs including aspirin, laxatives, cold and cough remedies, antacids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, supplements, other prescription or nonprescription drugs
Are diagnosed with osteoporosis

Pregnancy:
It is advised that no more than 1 to 2 tablespoons be taken per day

Breastfeeding:
It is advised that no more than 1 to 2 tablespoons be taken per day

Infants and Children:
It is hazardous to treat infants and children under 2 with any supplement.

Vitamin Supplement Storage:
Keep in a cool and dry location away from direct light, but do not freeze.
Keep safely away from children.
Do not keep in bathroom medicine cabinet. Heat and dampness may alter the action of the supplement.

Brewers Yeast Toxicity:
Comparative-toxicity rating is not available from standard references.

Brewers Yeast Side Effects:
Signs and symptoms: What to do:
Diarrhoea : Discontinue use. Call doctor promptly.
Nausea : Discontinue use. Call doctor promptly.

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