i saw read about probiotic bacteria struggling to make it through stomach acid, but i wondered whether yeast is the same, seeing that its also alive ? also wanting to know main health benefit of eating yeast ? thanks
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on May 01, 2013
at 02:19 AM
I have an allergy to yeast, and actually everything I have read has said it is more common than people think. Yeast can actually overgrow in your intestinal tract and throw off all the probiotics. Some people with yeast problems take probiotics to fight off the yeast. if the yeast gets too overgrown, it can actually cause leaky gut syndrome. I have read much biased information though because of researching my allergy. It might be ok in a regular persons stomach, but it seems to me that yeast fights with many of the other creatures inside you.
Sources: The Candida Cure: Yeast, Fungus & Your Health: The 90-Day Program to Beat Candida & Restore Vibrant Health by Ann Boroch
Candida Albican Yeast-Free Cookbook, The : How Good Nutrition Can Help Fight the Epidemic of Yeast-Related Diseases by Pat Connolly, Associates of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
and numerous websites.
on May 09, 2013
at 05:52 AM
The main benefits of Engevita Yeast (nutritional yeast) are the B-complex vitamins:
The principal metabolic function of thiamin is as the precursor for thiamin diphosphate, which is the coenzyme for a number of reactions involved in carbohydrate metabolism and central energy-yielding metabolic pathways, thus thiamin is involved in cellular energy production.
Riboflavin is the precursor for the synthesis of two coenzymes, riboflavin phosphate and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). These two function in a variety of enzymes catalysing oxidation and reduction reactions and electron transport. Riboflavin is thus involved in a wide variety of metabolic pathways, including the biosynthesis and catabolism of amino acids, fatty acids and carbohydrates.
Six different chemical forms of vitamin B6 occur in foods: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine and their phosphates. After absorption these forms are involved in about 60 enzymatic systems.
Two related compounds, nicotinic acid and nicotinamide, have the biological activity of niacin. Nicotinamide can be synthesized from the essential amino acid tryptophan. Requirements for tryptophan and niacin must therefore be considered together. The metabolic function of niacin is as the precursor of the nicotinamide nucleotide coenzymes, NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) and NADP (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate), which are involved in a wide variety of oxidation and reduction reactions.
Pantothenic acid has a central role in a wide variety of metabolic pathways. It is required for the synthesis of coenzyme A (CoA), which is required in the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fatty acids. It also plays an important role in the synthesis of the sterols like cholesterol. Pantothenic acid is essential for the synthesis of acetylcholine, which is a chemical mediator of nervous communication.
After absorption, the various forms of folic acid are transformed into several active coenzymes. Their principal function is to serve for the transport of single carbon units (purin and pyrimidin) essential for DNA and RNA biosynthesis and methylation reactions. This function explains the reason why folate is very important in cellular division and reproduction.
Biotin functions as the coenzyme transferring carbon dioxide in four reactions: pyruvate carboxylase, a key step in gluconeogenesis; acetylCoA carboxylase, the first step of fatty acid synthesis; and in two other important carboxylases. Intestinal bacteria synthesize relatively large amounts of biotin, and it is assumed that his contributes to the host’s nutrition.
Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid synthesis and energy production. It is the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin and can be produced industrially only through bacterial fermentation-synthesis.