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Hi ... i just discovered i am deficient in chromium and selenium ... my research has led me to trying brewer's yeast as a nutritional supplement ... i'm struggling understanding the difference between brewer's yeast and nutritional yeast ... i believe the

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Dr. Dan Fisher answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

You should talk with your doctor to see if they believe you are deficient in chromium and zinc.

Answered Jul 27, 2012

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Nutritional yeast and brewers yeast are from the same organism saccharomyces cerevisiae. The organism is heated and deactivated in nutritional yeast products, and it not with brewers yeast. Most people find brewers yeast bitter secondary to the alcohol and hops it comes from, although there are companies that claim there brewers yeast are fermented cleaner. Both are geat sources for nutrients.

Answered Jan 2, 2013

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