Kitchen. The (many) virtues of brewer’s yeast

What is brewer’s yeast?

It is a concentration of microscopic fungi, microorganisms of which we have nothing to fear, since they are not pathogenic. Their size is between 6 and 10 microns. Their metabolism allows them to digest and transform certain carbohydrates into many molecules such as proteins, vitamins, etc.

Also, be aware that heated yeast, that is, used in culinary preparations, loses all its probiotic properties. In usage thérapeutique, you have to differentiate between active yeast, non-driver, and inactive yeast, driver.

As regular drinking of yeast has no toxicity, it is not recommended. Due to its richness in vitamins, essential nutrients and trace elements with recognized antioxidant capabilities, brewer’s yeast offers a wide range of preventive and curative actions. It mainly targets digestive disorders and helps fight cellular aging. Brewer’s yeast is therefore recommended for people with chronic or transient bowel dysfunction, for transient fatigue or for pregnant women.


From a nutritional point of view, it is a source of B vitamins, essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system and muscles. Called “probiotique”, brewer’s yeast is a “living” substance, interactive in the intestines.

Did you know that in ancient times, Hippocrates used it as a remedy in his medical practice? Later, the monks of the Middle Ages made extensive use of it, as a precaution, when caring for lepers.

Through its rebalancing action of the intestinal flora, it relieves digestive disorders with bloating, chronic diarrhea following antibiotic therapy, colitis, flatulence. It prevents respiratory ailments and physical fatigue and strengthens the immune system.

And that’s not all! It restores hair and nails, fights overweight, lowers bad cholesterol and fights aging with its antioxidant activity. It treats skin diseases, especially furunculosis and acne. It restores radiance to the complexion thanks to its rehydrating power.

The active principles

Vitamins: B1, B3, B6, B9.

Essential amino acids and proteins.

Assimilable trace elements: calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, potassium.

Police: glycans, manna.

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