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Unlike these types of active yeast, the cells in brewer's yeast are non-living and cannot be reactivated. Saccharomyces cerevisiae should also not be confused with Saccharomyces boulardii, a strain of the yeast that is commonly used as a probiotic.
Nevertheless, alternative practitioners believe that the nutrients in brewer's yeast can aid in the treatment of digestive problems such as diarrhea and colitis, respiratory conditions including colds, influenza, and hay fever, and chronic disorders such as diabetes and high cholesterol.
Here is some of what the current research says: Infectious Diarrhea Despite its use as an anti-diarrheal remedy, there is not much proof that brewer's yeast can actually help. The one exception was thought to be its use in treating diarrhea caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile also known as C.
However, more recent research has concluded that only S. According to a review of studies in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, people with IBS provided brewer's yeast were 51 percent more likely to experience at least a 50 percent reduction in IBS symptoms compared to placebo.
The conclusions, however, were limited by the small size of the reviewed studies. In the end, only two trials met the inclusion criteria for a total of 579 participants.
Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Brewer's yeast is believed by some to treat the common cold, flu, and other upper respiratory tract infections. D-mannose worked about as well as the antibiotic nitrofurantoin for preventing UTIs over a 6-month period.
D-mannose reduced UTI symptoms in women with an active infection.
It was also more effective than the antibiotic for preventing additional infections. A study tested the effects of D-mannose in 43 women with an active UTI.
At the end of the study, most women had improved symptoms.
A lot of different D-mannose products are available. As a small, the bacteria can no longer attach to others and cause infection.
Their doctor might want to monitor your blood sugar levels more closely if you take D-mannose.
In the end, there is exactly much proof that brewer's yeast can also help. It was also more sensitive than the antibiotic for preventing additional infections.