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There a variety of sources of what is often called “nutritional yeast”. One of these, and usually the best choice is certified brewer's yeast - a complete food, left over from the process of creating alcohol. Brewer's yeast is generally regarded as a "health food" because it is easily digested and has a high nutrient content.
Brewer’s yeast consists of the dried, pulverized cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a type of fungus. It is a rich source of the B-complex vitamins, all essential amino acids, and minerals, particularly chromium. It is considered a superior form of chromium, both in terms of quantity and bio-availability. High-quality brewer’s yeast powder or flakes contain as much as 60mcg of chromium per Tablespoon (15gm). Brewer’s yeast should not be confused with other forms of yeast like baker’s yeast, other nutritional yeasts, or torula yeast, which are low in chromium. When in doubt, inquire about the chromium content.
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Candidiasis: Infection of the skin or mucous membrane with any species of candida, usually Candida albicans. The infection is usually localized to the skin, nails, mouth, vagina, bronchi, or lungs, but may invade the bloodstream. It is a common inhabitant of the GI tract, only becoming a problem when it multiplies excessively and invades local tissues. Growth is encouraged by a weakened immune system, as in AIDS, or with the prolonged administration of antibiotics. Vaginal symptoms include itching in the genital area, pain when urinating, and a thick odorless vaginal discharge.
Chromium: Chromium is a mineral that becomes a part of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF). Chromium aids in insulin utilization and blood sugar control. By controlling blood sugar, chromium helps prevent the damage caused by glucose, which is called glycation. Chromium helps maintain normal cholesterol levels and improves high-density lipoprotein levels. Chromium is also important in building muscle and reducing obesity.
Chronic: Usually Chronic illness: Illness extending over a long period of time.
Gram: (gm): A metric unit of weight, there being approximately 28 grams in one ounce.
Microgram: (mcg): 1/1,000 of a milligram in weight.
Mineral: Plays a vital role in regulating many body functions. They act as catalysts in nerve response, muscle contraction and the metabolism of nutrients in foods. They regulate electrolyte balance and hormonal production, and they strengthen skeletal structures.
Tablespoon: (Tbsp) Equivalent to 15cc (15ml).
Teaspoon: (tsp) Equivalent to 5cc (5ml).
Yeast: A single-cell organism that may cause infection in the mouth, vagina, gastrointestinal tract, and any or all bodily parts. Common yeast infections include candidiasis and thrush.