5 Interesting Home Remedies With Brewer's Yeast

Did you know that brewer's yeast can help improve your memory thanks to its amino acid, B vitamin and antioxidant contents?
5 Interesting Home Remedies With Brewer's Yeast
Maricela Jiménez López

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Maricela Jiménez López.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Brewer’s yeast is a unicellular fungus that’s scientifically known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It’s obtained through the fermentation of gluten in malt decomposition.

It’s often used to make beer, wine, and pastries, since it generates carbon dioxide and ethanol during fermentation.

It’s also widely used in traditional medicine, since it contains no sugar and is an important source of protein of high biological value, vitamins, and minerals.

In fact, many cultures have used it as a dietary supplement because of its ability to prevent and treat some of the more common nutritional deficiencies.

Nowadays, you can buy it in capsules or powders in most herb shops, pharmacies, and food product distributors.

This is why we decided to share 5 interesting home remedies with brewer’s yeast so you can reap its benefits.

Make sure you try them out!

  1. Home Remedy for Depression

Brewer’s yeast contains a lot of vitamin B, an essential nutrient that helps regulate the nervous system and brain activity to alleviate depression.

This nutrient, in addition to its magnesium contents, improves endorphin and serotonin production, chemicals associated with wellness.


  • 1 tablespoon of brewer’s yeast (15 g)
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml)


  • Dissolve a tablespoon of brewer’s yeast in a glass of water.

How to Drink

  • Drink mid-morning and, if you consider it necessary, drink again before bedtime.
  • Keep drinking until your depression is under control.

Did you know? 10 Foods That Help Improve Your Mood and Fight Depression

  1. Home Remedy for Sports Performance

Due to its high biological value protein contents and essential minerals, brewer’s yeast is a good supplement for optimal energy levels during sports activities.

These nutrients help maintain healthy muscles and prevent cramps and dehydration.


  • 1 tablespoon of brewer’s yeast (15 g)
  • A ripe banana
  • The juice of one orange
  • 1 plain yogurt (125 g)


  • Blend the brewer’s yeast with the banana, orange juice, and yogurt.
  • Blend until you get a homogeneous beverage.

How to Drink

  • Drink the smoothie during breakfast or one hour before your workouts.
  1. Home Remedy for Memory

Due to their B vitamins and essential amino acids contents, this natural ingredient can improve brain processes that help retain memory.

Its antioxidants inhibit the negative effects of oxidative stress and prevent the deterioration caused by environmental toxins.


  • 1 tablespoon of brewer’s yeast (15 g)
  • 5 ripe strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons of oats (45 g)
  • A ripe banana
  • 1 cup of nonfat or vegetable milk (200 ml)


  • Blend all the ingredients together until you get a homogeneous mix.

How to Drink

  • Drink the smoothie on an empty stomach or during breakfast.
  • Drink at least 3 times a week.
  1. Home Remedy to Fight Hair Loss

The amino acids in this ingredient can help strengthen the strands and hair follicles to stop excessive hair loss.


  • 1 tablespoon of brewer’s yeast (15 g)
  • ½ teaspoon of apple vinegar (2 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
  • 2 egg yolks


  • Add all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously until well integrated.

How to Apply

  • First, separate your hair into several strands and rub the treatment from roots to tips.
  • Then, leave on for 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
  • Use 2 or 3 times a week.

Read: 10 Common Possible Causes of Hair Loss

  1. Home Remedy for Weight Loss

Consuming brewer’s yeast may help regulate appetite to control the anxiety that leads to eating more.

Furthermore, its essential amino acids contents help increase your energy levels for a better physical performance.

This helps people who are trying to lose weight healthily.


  • 1 tablespoon of brewer’s yeast (15 g)
  • A glass of water (200 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)


  • Dissolve a tablespoon of brewer’s yeast in a glass of water and add the honey.

How to Drink

  • Drink the remedy every morning or whenever you feel anxious.
  • Include it in your diet at least 3 times a week.

Did you know these uses of brewer’s yeast? Now that you do, make sure to keep them in mind just in case.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.