What is Brewers Yeast?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Lewis Labs Brewers Yeast

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Brewer's yeast is made from a one-celled fungus called Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is rich in chromium, selenium, protein and the B-complex vitamins. It is used to make beer and has been used as a nutritional supplement for many years.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 2
Bipolar depressive episodes 1 5
Bipolar mixed episodes 1 5
Fatigue 1 1
General health 1 1
Loss of energy 1 5

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 5
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Brewers Yeast

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Mania 1

Why patients stopped taking Brewers Yeast

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Brewers Yeast

Duration

Stopped taking Brewers Yeast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 8
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4 patient evaluations for Brewers Yeast

Jun 1, 2012 (Started Feb 24, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: Added Inosine and brewer's yeast to diet to increase blood uric acid level. While I did significantly raise my UA level, it seemed to have no effect on my progression.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 14, 2012 (Started Oct 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: Naturopath suspected I may be getting too much potassium, one dose daily was giving me an additional 600 mg. potassium. We will be doing a MEAS test to measure the difference in April 2012.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Jul 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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