beer yeast (brewer's yeast)

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 22, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    Hey,

    has anyone of you guys some experience with taking beer yeast to gain weight? If yes, in what form, what dosing and what was the result.

    Any extra thoughts are welcome.

    Thank you in advance
    M.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 23, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    I don't think that's a good idea. It will make you gassy all the time. And I'm not aware of any benefits in sports nutrition. Did you read about this in an article or something?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 24, 2013 11:00 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI don't think that's a good idea. It will make you gassy all the time. And I'm not aware of any benefits in sports nutrition. Did you read about this in an article or something?


    Yup, I did, but before that my friend recommended it for me. It's meant to make eating a lot more a lot easier. There's a discussion about it on here: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=984475

    I was looking for some real life stories so I'd know what to expect. My friend said it helped him a lot. I'm taking it for over a week now and it helps but I was wondering if I can increase the dosage. And no negative side effects so far. No bloating or anything like that. So far it only makes me more hungry. Which is a good thing because it forces me to eat more.

    My dad uses real brewer's yeast when cooking. It tastes awesome but for practical reasons I chose pills over the raw form.

    So any real life experiences guys?
  • ChicagoSteve

    Posts: 1272

    Oct 25, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    klobasnik saidHey,

    has anyone of you guys some experience with taking beer yeast to gain weight? If yes, in what form, what dosing and what was the result.

    Any extra thoughts are welcome.

    Thank you in advance
    M.


    I used to take it in my 20s, not to gain weight but for energy. It has a high concentration of vitamin B and is really good for your skin and hair. I took it for a long time. I would mix the powder with milk, a teaspoon of vanilla flavoring and a packet of equal. It's very hard to drink without those additives because it really tastes awful.
    I felt it helped me and made me feel better and more energetic.
  • kew1

    Posts: 1595

    Oct 26, 2013 7:56 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve said
    klobasnik saidHey,

    has anyone of you guys some experience with taking beer yeast to gain weight? If yes, in what form, what dosing and what was the result.

    Any extra thoughts are welcome.

    Thank you in advance
    M.


    I used to take it in my 20s, not to gain weight but for energy. It has a high concentration of vitamin B and is really good for your skin and hair. I took it for a long time. I would mix the powder with milk, a teaspoon of vanilla flavoring and a packet of equal. It's very hard to drink without those additives because it really tastes awful.
    I felt it helped me and made me feel better and more energetic.



    Which is why Aussies & Brits use Vegemite or Marmite (although they are acquired tastes as well)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 27, 2013 10:12 AM GMT
    kew1 said
    ChicagoSteve said
    klobasnik saidHey,

    has anyone of you guys some experience with taking beer yeast to gain weight? If yes, in what form, what dosing and what was the result.

    Any extra thoughts are welcome.

    Thank you in advance
    M.


    I used to take it in my 20s, not to gain weight but for energy. It has a high concentration of vitamin B and is really good for your skin and hair. I took it for a long time. I would mix the powder with milk, a teaspoon of vanilla flavoring and a packet of equal. It's very hard to drink without those additives because it really tastes awful.
    I felt it helped me and made me feel better and more energetic.



    Which is why Aussies & Brits use Vegemite or Marmite (although they are acquired tastes as well)


    I didn't know that Marmite is made of the yeast. That's funny because I really hate the taste of Marmite but I love the yeast in scrambled eggs.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 28, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    I gain weight every time I take it in a beer. Having brewed my own beer for a long time, I can't imagine taking it in anything other than a brewed beer. That stuff is nasty!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 06, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    So after some more time taking it regularly I can say this:
    - weight gain effects are worth the money (mostly because it's very cheap, not because the effects would be so tremendous)
    - extra bloating: minimal
    - taste: the more I eat it the more I like it (this can be very individual but it's cheap enough for everyone to try on their own)

    For future reference: I definitely recommend this.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 06, 2013 6:23 AM GMT
    The health food store I go to sells something called nutritional yeast. Like brewers yeast that health food stores have sold for decades it's been deactivated so it doesn't grow. The nutritional yeast has a better flavor. I'm wondering how it compares with brewers yeast for what you're after.

    http://goo.gl/yzG1V9
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 06, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidThe health food store I go to sells something called nutritional yeast. Like brewers yeast that health food stores have sold for decades it's been deactivated so it doesn't grow. The nutritional yeast has a better flavor. I'm wondering how it compares with brewers yeast for what you're after.

    http://goo.gl/yzG1V9


    It seems that the nutritional yeast is better for the purpose because it has higher level of B vitamins in it, but then again it's probably more expensive. There are loads of different retail versions of brewer's yeast, with various added vitamins and other ingredients but they usually cost 5 times more (or more) and the added stuff isn't really worth that much.

    But thank you for pointing this one out for me.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 08, 2013 5:43 AM GMT
    I think the difference you'll notice, which may make the nutritional yeast worth the additional cost, if there is any, is that brewer's yeast tastes awful. It will ruin the flavor of anything you add it to.

    Whereas nutritional yeast is quite palatable. I bought some last year and was making broth with it. A friend told me about it. I was adding some dried granulated garlic and miso (for the salt) to make a tasty broth during the winter.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 08, 2013 5:52 AM GMT
    I take that back about the flavor of brewer's yeast. I forgot that they now have debittered brewer's yeast. The stuff I had was back in my childhood before the had the debittered variety.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 08, 2013 7:02 AM GMT
    It's just protein. Whey tastes better. Futurists have been claiming that we'll all be eating yeast for almost a century now, but it has never really caught on. Except in Australia and Scotland.

    Go right out and get yourself a jar of Pruteen or Vegemite. They say you can learn to like it, but you probably can't gag down enough to actually gain weight...

    vegemite.jpg
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 08, 2013 5:59 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidFuturists have been claiming that we'll all be eating yeast for almost a century now, but it has never really caught on.

    Hah! So true. I'd forgotten about that.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 13, 2013 9:18 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI think the difference you'll notice, which may make the nutritional yeast worth the additional cost, if there is any, is that brewer's yeast tastes awful. It will ruin the flavor of anything you add it to.

    Whereas nutritional yeast is quite palatable. I bought some last year and was making broth with it. A friend told me about it. I was adding some dried granulated garlic and miso (for the salt) to make a tasty broth during the winter.


    I'm not sure now if we are talking about the same thing. My dad used to cook from it very often and I liked it even as a child. Just few days ago my neighbor told me how he was addicted to it as a child munching it all the time. Maybe our taste preferences are dramatically different due to cultural differences.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 13, 2013 6:20 PM GMT
    The brewers yeast I had when I was in high school was back in the 1970s. Its flavor back then was awful.
  • The_Guruburu

    Posts: 895

    Nov 23, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    How much of it are you using to see results?