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 Twinlab's Genuine Brewers Yeast


Twinlab's Genuine Brewers Yeast is a popular functional food containing a rich source of many essential nutrients. Brewer's Yeast has been used in folk medicine for millenniums, dating back to the ancient Egyptians (1,500 BC). Brewer's yeast is obtained from the dried cells of the fungus Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This active yeast has been traditionally used to make beer and wines as well as nutritional supplements. Brewer's yeast is a rich source of B-complex vitamins, essential proteins, minerals, and a biologically active form of chromium known as glucose tolerance factor (GTF). It is bitter in taste and should not be confused with baker's yeast, nutritional yeasts or torula yeast.

Brewer's Yeast is considered the best source of chromium, both in terms of quantity and bio-availability. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Chromium deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies. Studies suggest that 90 percent of Americans consume less than the Recommended Dietary Allowance for chromium.

Brewer's Yeast is also an excellent source of B-complex vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folic acid and biotin. B-complex vitamins are essential for many body functions and are vital for optimum health. These vitamins support body functions that breakdown carbohydrates, fats and proteins and produce energy. B-complex dietary deficiencies are common, especially vitamin B12 deficiency.

Certain diets, such as weight loss, vegetarian or very poor diets can increase the risk of chromium and B-complex deficiencies. People at higher risk for deficiency include diabetics, vegetarians, alcoholics, the elderly and people who suffer from physical and emotional stress.

Taking Brewer's Yeast, such as Twinlab's Genuine Brewers Yeast, can help prevent chromium and B-complex deficiencies, boost energy, relieve stress and maintain overall well-being.


With all of the Brewer's Yeast supplements to choose from, what makes Twinlab's Genuine Brewers Yeast stand-out from the rest? A great advantage of Twinlab's Brewers Yeast is that it's all-natural, organic, and grain grown. It is not made from "primary grown yeast" (brewers molasses grown yeast), which may not contain biologically active chromium. Twinlab's Genuine Brewers Yeast has also been debittered, and has a pleasant, mild taste.

Studies have found that Brewer's Yeast benefits include:

  • Enhances energy levels
  • Supports recovery from physical and/or emotional stress (such as injury, chronic illness or depression)
  • Controls blood sugar levels
  • Supports healthy cholesterol levels


No side effects have been reported with brewer's yeast, although yeast allergies have been reported. High doses may cause gas in some individuals. Brewer's yeast is not recommended for people with immune system impairments, yeast allergies or frequent yeast infections.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with brewer's yeast including:

  • Antidepressants
  • Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
  • Amoxicillan
  • Ampicillin
  • Antibiotics
  • Azithromycin
  • Cephalosporins
  • Chlorhexidine
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Clindamycin Topical and Oral
  • Dapsone
  • Erythromycin
  • Gentamicin
  • Insulin (or other blood sugar-lowering agents)
  • Levofloxacin
  • Loracarbef
  • Macrolides
  • Minocycline
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Narcotic Pain Relievers
  • Neomycin
  • Nitrofurantoin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Penicillin
  • Quinolones
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Sulfonamides
  • Tetracycline
  • Tobramycin
  • Trimethroprim

Is it for you?

If you suffer from diabetes, physical and/or emotional stress, or high cholesterol, you may derive benefit from Twinlab's Genuine Brewers Yeast. Also, if you're at risk for deficiency due to one of the conditions mentioned above, you may find nutritional support with Twinlab's Genuine Brewers Yeast. However, people with immune system impairments, yeast allergies or frequent yeast infections should not supplement with Genuine Brewers Yeast.

Dosage and Directions

Take one tablespoon per day dissolved in juice or water. Twinlab's Genuine Brewers Yeast can also be sprinkled on food, used as a seasoning or mixed in soups, gravies and casseroles. Store in a cool, dry place. Not recommended for people with immune system impairments, yeast allergies or frequent yeast infections.

Genuine Brewers Yeast Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 32
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Alanine (Ala) 592 mg *
Arginine 464 mg *
Biotin 16 mcg 5%
Calcium 59 mg 6%
Calories 35
Chromium 60 mcg 50%
Copper 1 mg 25%
Cystine 112 mg *
Folic Acid 240 mcg 60%
Glycine 400 mg *
Histidine 208 mg *
Iron 2 mg 8%
Isoleucine 400 mg *
Leucine 624 mg *
Lysine 592 mg *
Magnesium 33 mg 8%
Manganese 0 mg 7%
Methionine 144 mg *
Niacin 5 mg 27%
Pantothenic Acid 0 mg 4%
Phenylalanine 368 mg *
Phosphorous 234 mg 23%
Potassium 222 mg 6%
Proline 400 mg *
Protein 8 g 16%
Riboflavin 1 mg 41%
Serine 448 mg *
Sodium 60 mg 3%
Thiamin 1 mg 93%
Threonine 400 mg *
Tryptophan 96 mg *
Tyrosine 304 mg *
Valine 480 mg *
Vitamin B12 2 mcg 33%
Vitamin B6 1 mg 30%
Zinc 1 mg 8%
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients: Debittered Brewers Yeast.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

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