The microscopic plant, saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly referred to as brewer's yeast, is nutritionally superior to all other types of yeast. It is one of the best natural sources of the entire B-Vitamin complex. It is a superb source of concentrated protein including all the essential amino acids. In fact, brewer's yeast contains about ten times as much protein as the same amount of whole-wheat flour.
It is extraordinarily rich in nucleic acid, which is a basic element in cell development and is believed to retard the aging process. It is the best nutritional source of chromium, which occurs in brewer's yeast in an organic compound known as GTF (glucose tolerance factor). This vital factor is essential for the production of functionally effective insulin, without which the body cannot handle glucose?its major fuel. Hypoglycemia results when the blood sugar level rapidly shoots upward, followed by a rapid release of insulin, which in turn overshoots the mark and drives the blood sugar too low. The role of GTF is to moderate insulin activity. First, by potentiating and circulating insulin and then by reducing the amount required to be released. This moderating effect of GTF is important, not only for diabetics and hypoglycemics, but also many of those who have increased hunger or craving for sweets. Brewer's yeast has at least ten times more GTF activity than any other natural food.
As if this were not enough, it is also rich in Selenium, Potassium and many other factors too numerous to mention here. All are in a most available form for immediate use by the body. With these nutritional credentials, why doesn't everybody already take brewer's yeast every day? The answer is, many people simply cannot take the awful taste.
Lewis Laboratories has discovered and imported a truly good tasting brewer's yeast. Not only is it good tasting, but it has a higher protein content and richer nutritional content than any other natural brewer's yeast on the market. It is not fortified, nor blended. Absolutely nothing has been added to this natural product.
It is sold under no other name or label.
How can pure, unbleached, untreated brewer's yeast taste so good? Of course, there is a reason. Most brewer's yeast is recovered after use in the brewing process. It is grown in vats containing grain, malt and hops. As the yeast plant feeds on this culture medium, it produces alcohol while it absorbs nutritional factors from the medium. At the same time, the yeast picks up chemicals and other undesirable materials. Although it goes through a debittering process designed to remove the contaminating oils, which are mostly lupulins giving it the bitter taste, the recovered end product is barely edible. This debittering process also results in the loss of some protein (amino acids), minerals and trace elements from the product.
Lewis Laboratories' 100% Pure Premium Imported Brewer's Yeast is not derived from the brewing process and needs no debittering. It does not go through any chemical processing. It is a 100% pure, natural product retaining a protein content of 55-60% and a nucleic acid content of 8-10%. This is the reason it is completely digestible and functional and why many people who are allergic to other yeasts have no problem with this one. The culture medium on which the yeast is grown is most important since it is from this medium that the minerals, metals and vital micronutrients are derived. Unlike ordinary brewer's yeast, which is grown on grain and hops liquor, Lewis Labs' 100% Pure Premium Imported Brewer's Yeast is a primary yeast grown on sugar beets. Derived from the sugar beets is a rich spectrum of nutrients. Sugar beets are known to absorb so much out of the soil?minerals, metals, trace elements, etc. that they can only be grown in one field for two years without depleting the soil.
Sugar beets absorb nutrients from the soil faster than almost any other crop and, as a result, this yeast is exceptionally rich in Selenium, Chromium, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Zinc and other factors natural to yeast.
Lewis Laboratories' 100% Pure Premium Imported Brewer's Yeast is the only brewer's yeast that actually tastes good! Absolutely no aftertaste. Totally digestible. It will change your idea of what brewer's yeast really is. GLUTEN FREE