Frequently asked questions about livQ Bio-Primärhefe

Frequently asked questions about livQ Bio-Primärhefe – Organic Brewer’s Yeast

Is livQ Bio-Primärhefe prebioticly active?

Oligosaccharides in the cell membrane of the brewer’s yeast  are not digested in the stomach because of special chemical bonds. Arriving in the gut their prebiotic effect comes to light: they support valuable gut bacteria. Only specific bacteria can solve the chemical bonds in the yeast’s oligosaccharides and use the sugars. In conclusion, only the good bacteria proliferate while undesired bacteria die off.

Why is liquid, pre-digested brewer’s yeast better?

In its original form, brewer’s yeast is liquid. Only in this form, the body is able to recognise the natural ingredients and can use them. Also, only this form guarantees fresh and full yeast cells. The membrane of the yeast’s cells is strong and resistant against the stomach acid. The body is not able to digest the cell. At livQ, those cell membranes of the liquid livQ organic brewer’s yeast are gently pre-digested by a thermolytic process. Only this process leads to evolvement of the yeast’s power in the body. The valuable contents survive and become bioavailable.

Which natural agents are contained in livQ organic brewer’s yeast?

While fermenting during brewage the yeast either builds or stores a variety of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and amino acids: e.g. B-Vitamins, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, chromium, selenium and glutathion. Moreover, brewer’s yeast delivers valuable protein and prebioticly active oligosaccharides from the cell membrane. Brewer’s yeast contains a natural glucose-tolerance factor (GTF), which is – combined with the chromium – essential for digestion of sugar.

When do you need increased Vitamin B intake?

B-Vitamins are essential for the digestion of fat, protein and carbohydrates. They are important for healthy skin, hair, nails and strong nerves. Sugar consumption inhibits the intake of vitamin-B through the gut flora. In addition, sugar, coffee, tea and alcohol reduce any further rests of B-vitamins in the body. Therefore an ancillary nourishment is recommended.

What is the difference between primary and secondary brewer’s yeast?

Like on all plants, the substrate has a huge impact on brewer’s yeast. Secondary brewer’s yeast is produced on by-products of the industry and is of lower quality. livQ organic primary brewer’s yeast growths in wort made of pure organic malt and is being harvested after the first fermentation.

How should livQ organic brewer’s yeast be stored?

After manufacturing, the brewer’s yeast is at least enjoyable for 24 months. livQ organic brewer’s yeast should be stored in a cool (below 20 ºC) place and should be protected from direct sun light.

When should yeast products not be consumed?

livQ organic brewer’s yeast is a high-quality food, which is good for the body. Nevertheless, it is recommended to consult your doctor before consumption if you suffer from metabolic diseases like e.g. gout.

Is livQ organic brewer’s yeast gluten-free?

Our products of brewer’s yeast consist of natural, liquid brewer’s yeast, which is harvested in brewage of organic beer. For brewage, only malt, water, hops and yeast are used. Therefore, our products are not entirely gluten-free.

Why are apple juice, currant juice and rice flour added to the livQ organic brewer’s yeast?

To receive an even consistency a thickener is necessary. Organic rice flour fits perfectly for this purpose. Rice is low in fat and sodium, free from cholesterol, and contains vitamins B1, B2, Niacin and iron. The organic juices smoothen the taste and deliver vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron and natural fructose.

Why is the yeast packed in plastic?

Because of this wrapping, we do not need to cure the product artificially. The liquid yeast wrapped in sticks has no contact to oxygen and stays fresh until consumption. This necessary barrier between product and oxygen is achieved through a special manufacturing process. In addition, the plastic wrapping saves weight and material, therefore it is cheaper concerning transport and manufacturing. Being good for the environment is a further bonus! Moreover, we established a kind of foil, which works without aluminium or any other metal coating. The wrapping does not contain any plasticiser whatsoever.

What is the difference to baker’s yeast?

Baker’s yeast is living yeast cells, which are offered fresh or dried. Those cells are only bred to yield. They are not used for fermentation in a nutritious culture medium. You can use those cells to ferment, of course. Mostly, baker’s yeast is used to loosen dough as for its ability to produce carbon dioxide. Unfortunately, the cells do not have any nutritious value because the human body cannot digest them to get to the nutrients in the inner of the cell.

Is it possible to get a candidiasis after consumption of products made of brewer’s yeast?

Candida grows best under a weakened immune system. The candida fungus lives on carbohydrates like sugar or white flour. Brewer’s yeast in its original form helps the immune system against existing Candida-Albicans cells because of its prebiotic activity.

Is livQ organic brewer’s yeast suitable for children?

Our products made of brewer’s yeast are suitable for children. Thanks to its consistency, children can take in the yeast in many different ways: in its pure form, mixed with juice, yogurt or granola. Maybe they enjoy it in a freshly made smoothie?

Is livQ organic brewer’s yeast lactose-free?

Yes, all of our yeast products are lactose-free.

Is brewer’s yeast actually vegan?

This is a common question, we love to answer: Yeasts are protozoic fungi, which proliferate through cleavage. Of course, brewer’s yeast belongs to those fungi and is therefore biologically classified as a fungus. For that reason, brewer’s yeast is actually vegan!

Do you have any further questions? Feel free to contact us!


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