As the previous post in the Brewer’s Yeast Series mentioned, brewer’s yeast is a natural source of vitamins. More specifically it contains vitamins A, D, E and the B vitamins. Vitamins are essential in the diet and ensure the body functions properly and in a healthy way.
Vitamins are separated into two categories: fat soluble and water soluble. Vitamins A, D, E and K are considered fat soluble, while the B vitamins are considered water soluble. The B vitamins will be discussed more in a future post, while this post will focus more on the fat soluble vitamins present in brewer’s yeast and all Emmert products.
Fat soluble vitamins dissolve in fat and are stored in the liver. Vitamin A is also known as retinol and some of its functions include strengthening immunity, skin health, and antioxidant activity. Vitamin D promotes calcium and phosphate absorption for healthy bones and teeth, while vitamin E functions as an antioxidant and plays a role in the formation of red blood cells.
This post briefly discussed a few vitamins found in The F.L. Emmert Company’s brewer’s yeast supplements and their functions, but more in-depth information about all the fat soluble vitamins and their functions can be found online.
Here are a couple of great links if you are interested in learning more about the role of vitamins:
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