Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, also known as Nutritional Yeast, is a rich source of fibre, vitamins, minerals and protein. It also contains vitamin B, especially folate and the minerals, potassium, calcium and iron.
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae is the main component of Nutritional Yeast.
As a probiotic agent to treat gastroenteritis by modulating the endogenous flora and immune system ⁽¹⁾
Plays a part in cellular respiration to maintain energy levels ⁽²⁾
As a source of nutrients, especially folate ⁽³⁾
Studies have concluded that Saccharomyces Cerevisiae can support the immune system and reduce inflammation resulting from bacterial infection. It may also be helpful in treating diarrhea (4).
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae contains compounds including, beta-1,3 glucan and glutathione, which are associated with enhanced immune function (5).
It is rich in polysaccharides, which are contained in the cell wall of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. The two major polysaccharides, constituting up to 90% of the cell wall dry weight, are α-d-mannan and β-d-glucan, which have significant properties due to their interaction with the immune system of the host (5).
It is a source of iron and selenium which helps prevent deficiency of these minerals. Selenium repairs cell damage, and aids zinc in tissue repair, wound healing, and helps maintain our sense of taste and smell (6).
Studies have found Saccharomyces Cerevisiae to protect intestinal barrier integrity (7) and strengthen epithelial barrier function (8).
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1. Eren, Zehra et al. “Probiyotik tedavisinden sonra yaşlı bir hastada gelişen Saccharomyces cerevisiae fungemisi” [Saccharomyces cerevisiae fungemia in an elderly patient following probiotic treatment]. Mikrobiyoloji bulteni vol. 48,2 (2014): 351-5. doi:10.5578/mb.6970 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24819274/
2. Gasmi, Najla et al. “The switch from fermentation to respiration in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is regulated by the Ert1 transcriptional activator/repressor.” Genetics vol. 198,2 (2014): 547-60. doi:10.1534/genetics.114.168609 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25123508/
3. Moslehi-Jenabian, Saloomeh et al. “Beneficial effects of probiotic and food borne yeasts on human health.” Nutrients vol. 2,4 (2010): 449-73. doi:10.3390/nu2040449 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257658/
4. Moslehi-Jenabian, Saloomeh et al. “Beneficial effects of probiotic and food borne yeasts on human health.” Nutrients vol. 2,4 (2010): 449-73. doi:10.3390/nu2040449 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257658/
7. Generoso, Simone V et al. “Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain UFMG 905 protects against bacterial translocation, preserves gut barrier integrity and stimulates the immune system in a murine intestinal obstruction model.” Archives of microbiology vol. 192,6 (2010): 477-84. doi:10.1007/s00203-010-0574-8 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20437166/
8. Klingberg, Trine Danø et al. “Comparison of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains of clinical and nonclinical origin by molecular typing and determination of putative virulence traits.” FEMS yeast research vol. 8,4 (2008): 631-40. doi:10.1111/j.1567-1364.2008.00365.x https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2430332/