You’ve probably heard of the health benefits of brewer’s yeast. Many take it for acne and dandruff, and some nutritionists consider it a superfood and prescribe it as a supplement.
Real brewer’s yeast is a “living” material consisting of non-pathogenic microscopic fungi of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae class of saccharomyces (Saccharo means sugar, myces means mushroom, and cerevisiae means beer).
These microorganisms, ranging in size from 6 to 10 microns (1 micron = one thousandth of a millimeter), digest the sugars and starch of cereals, creating an environment rich in proteins and vitamins, mainly group B.
Brewer’s yeast has a bitter taste, is responsible for the fermentation (fermentation) of the wort and has long been used in bread baking and beer production.
The study of the composition of this product allows us to assert its undoubted benefits for the human body and wider application possibilities.
As part of brewer’s yeast:
- 6 vitamins of group B, as well as E, K, H, PP
- 17 amino acids, most of which are essential
- unsaturated fatty acids (arachidonic, oleic and linoleic)
- minerals: potassium, chromium, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, sodium, sulfur, copper and others.
The cell membrane of the brewer’s yeast fungus contains 18% polysaccharides, the cell membrane consists of lipids, lipoproteins and proteins.
Intracellular components – ittoplasm, nucleiols, organic compounds rich in protein, including 8 essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine, tryptophan and threonine), nucleic acids and their metabolic products, peptides, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes : β-fructofuranosidase and proteinase, glucosidase.
Brewer’s yeast for weight gain
Brewer’s yeast is unable to purposefully build body fat or muscle tissue. Essentially a powerful probiotic, they restore the balance of intestinal flora, stabilize metabolism and provide the body with important nutrients.
Accordingly, sleep is normalized, appetite improves, and the entire digestive system begins to work better and assimilates nutrients more easily.
Thus, people with a low body mass index can gain weight. This means that brewer’s yeast can be used by professional athletes to build muscle mass and is indicated for low-birth-weight children.
To build muscle and gain weight in a healthy way without accumulating unhealthy fat, two things must be met: the correct dosage and vigorous exercise.
For example, drinking brewer’s yeast at the rate of 2 g per day is not enough for significant weight gain. This dosage is only recommended for those looking to simply enjoy the health benefits of this product without gaining weight.
A doctor, sports trainer, or nutritionist may recommend the correct dose.