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Brewer's Yeast

Evans, Julie JEvans1 at RodalePress.com
Tue Nov 18 17:17:35 EST 1997


I'm writing a book chapter on the nutritional benefits of brewer's
yeast, but I'm having a difficult time locating resources for this
chapter. Is there anyone who can answer the following basic questions?
It's for a book called Nature's Medicines from Rodale Press (Prevention
magazine and books). You can reach me by phone at 1-800/222-4997 ext.
7646 or by e-mail at jevans1 at rodalepress.com

Thanks in advance!

Julie A. Evans

1) What is brewer's yeast -- How is it made? How does it differ from
nutritional yeast? From baker's yeast? (Some books say brewer's yeast is
the same as nutritional yeast; others say they're different. What's the
true story here?)

2) Who might benefit from supplementing with brewer's yeast and why? 

3) Is it a more bioavailable form of certain vitamins, minerals and

4) What is your opinion on supplementation: pill versus powder? How much
daily (maximum and minimum)?

5) Any special cautions about brewer's yeast -- i.e., certain people who
shouldn't take, any allergic reactions, etc.

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