Reply To: nutritional yeast

Home The Candida Forum Candida Questions nutritional yeast Reply To: nutritional yeast


Topics: 53
Replies: 673

I’ve heard that nutritional yeast might be safe for candida suferers, but I did not test it. On the other hand, I researched it a bit online and found something else that makes it kind of pointless to take it on this diet:

Major Interaction Do not take this combination

Medications for depression (MAOIs) interacts with BREWER’S YEAST

Brewer’s yeast contains a chemical called tyramine. Large amounts of tyramine can cause high blood pressure. But the body naturally breaks down tyramine to get rid of it. This usually prevents the tyramine from causing high blood pressure. Some medications used for depression stop the body from breaking down tyramine. This can cause too much tyramine in the body and dangerously high blood pressure.

Some of these medications used for depression include phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and others.

Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

Medications for fungal infections (Antifungals) interacts with BREWER’S YEAST

Brewer’s yeast is a fungus. Medications for fungal infections help reduce fungus in and on the body. Taking brewer’s yeast with medications for fungal infections can reduce the effectiveness of brewer’s yeast.

Some medications for fungal infection include fluconazole (Diflucan), terbinafine (Lamisil), itraconazole (Sporanox), and others.

As most of us are taking some form of antifungals, we would be throwing our money on nutritional yeast as a supplement. Now, in terms of replacing cheese, I would be curious if someone tested it and if they are OK with it. I have few recipes that could use a cheese replacement. Without cheese, it’s just not it 🙁