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Does saccharomyces cerevisiae contain all the B vitamins?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains several B vitamins. These include vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B7 (biotin), and vitamin B9 (folic acid). However, saccharomyces cerevisiae does not contain vitamin B12. Some vegetarians - whose diets may be deficient in vitamin B12 - take saccharomyces cerevisiae, mistakenly assuming that it contains vitamin B12.

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