Candy & Lauren.
We’ve talked about Brewer’s yeast forms of bacteria on the forum before, specifically the S. boulardii bacteria, but there are many studies on the S. cerevisiae species as well.
Colonization of the beneficial bacteria that we need is of ultimate importance for the immune system which is responsible for all healing.
Studies conducted in 1961 were performed to determine whether or not consuming large quantities of S. cerevisiae would produce colonization in the intestines. The studies showed that an extremely high consumption of S. cerevisiae would result in passage and colonization to draining of the lymph nodes. However, a extremely large intake of S. cerevisiae daily and all in one dose was needed to achieve this result. This was found to be nearly ten times that of normal amounts.
In addition, S. cerevisiae isn’t normally regarded as being an infective agent, however, isolated incidents listed the yeast as a being factor in certain infections.
Another study conducted in 1984 indicated S. cerevisiae as being a partial cause of various infections in patients studied.
Also, in 1999 a write-up in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology reported that an increasing number of isolations of S. cerevisiae were found in women with vaginitis.
All I’m saying is, if you decide to use this form of probiotic, just be careful. Also, even if you decide to take Brewer’s Yeast, you’ll still need to take the normal species of human bacteria.
If I wanted to use Brewer’s Yeast, it would as a B vitamin source and not in the large amounts needed for probiotics. As I’ve mentioned before, taking Brewer’s Yeast as a B vitamin source would be a benefit to the treatment.