Brewer's yeast, the dried and pulverized form of the yeast fungus cells, performs both externally and internally, for at least 5,000 years its considerable effects as a remedy, vital nutrient, beauty elixir and fountain of youth at the same time. The natural healing and cosmetic products offered today in the form of capsules, tablets, flakes, powders and numerous cosmetics are not only recommended by modern physicians, nutritionists and naturopaths, says diploma nutritionist Bettina Geier of the Society for Nutritional Medicine in Aachen. In view of their variety of uses and the impact of thousands of years, brewer's yeast does not have the popularity status that would be worth the multitalent.
Brewer's yeast positive for skin and hair
Brewer's yeast consists of unicellular globular yeasts belonging to the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The microorganisms multiply during the fermentation process after mixing of water, hops and barley in beer production. The multi-functional brewer's yeast, which is lavishly isolated during the beer brewing process, is a veritable treasure chest of B vitamins, essential amino acids and various minerals and trace elements.
This combination has positive effects on the appearance of skin, hair and nails, on the functioning of the nervous system, on organs and the muscle tissue as well as on the immune system. The brewer's yeast also has as a side effect free natural remedy a variety of other medical applications.
Breweries as best pharmacies
Records of Paracelsus, Hippocrates, Sebastian Kneipp and Hildegard von Bingen give a significant price that the small power plants yeast cells were considered for centuries as one of the most important medicines. The testimony of an 18th-century physician "Breweries are the best pharmacies" was also a program at the time. But much earlier, as early as the 16th century BC, the brewer's yeast was praised on papyrus as an "anti-aging agent".
However, since the microorganisms are recognizable only to humans at 800-fold magnification, the brewer's yeast could still be proven beyond doubt only about 3,500 years later with the invention of the microscope of Louis Pasteur and their variety of effects in the episode researched.
The birth of the first beer is estimated to be between 4,000 and 5,000 BC. The ancient Egyptians are said to have made a sourdough from the remainders of the flatbread, and from this, prepared the first beer with water. Other recipes, at about the same time, come from the Sumerians, who noted that bread dough came into contact with wild yeasts from the air, began to ferment.
The traditions of the healing properties of beer are as old as the art of brewing itself. In Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, the "sludge of beer", the settled yeast, was used as a medicinal remedy. At that time it was already known that brewer's yeast had very good effects on many skin diseases. The popular medical application of brewer's yeast has been documented since the 19th century.
So the yeast sludge was known as a cure for skin diseases such as acne, eczema, boils, impure skin, skin fungus infections and poorly healing wounds and was applied externally to the affected skin. In various diseases that are not only the skin and are due to malnutrition with certain B vitamins, brewer's yeast taken as a dietary supplement, remedy. For this purpose, brewer's yeast has been used in South America for 100 years.
Brewer's yeast as an anti-aging insider tip
Mankind drank beer for millennia in its unfiltered form, automatically adding the valuable constituents of brewer's yeast to the body. To preserve the beer and to be able to transport it over long distances without sacrificing quality, it was about fifty years ago that the yeast contained in the beer was filtered out. Paradoxically, the health promoter became a waste product that was disposed of.
But modern times also have their good sides: Because you do not have to give up their ingredients in view of the wide variety of beer yeast products available. In some cases, the brewer's yeast, depending on the intended use, additionally enriched with certain substances, such as the beauty vitamin biotin, which is already included naturally in the brewer's yeast. As a result, the natively existing forces of action gain a further increase.
The growing assortment of nutritionally supplementing brewer's yeast offers a recommendable alternative to the brewer's yeast formerly contained in beer, in order to preserve health and youthful freshness naturally, is the opinion of Bettina Geier. Brewer's yeast remains in any case a not to be underestimated, existing for thousands of years, anti-aging insider tip, the nutritionist concludes her remarks.