Does saccharomyces cerevisiae really work?

While some research does suggest that saccharomyces cerevisiae can help lower levels of “bad” cholesterol in your blood while raising levels of “good” cholesterol, other research does not support this claim. Claims that saccharomyces cerevisiae can help control blood sugar are based on research involving chromium supplementation. This research does suggest that chromium supplementation can help control blood sugar levels, and since saccharomyces cerevisiae does contain chromium, some scientists believe that it is an effective treatment for high blood sugar in some people. While some people believe that saccharomyces cerevisiae can be used to treat other conditions -- like acne or diarrhea -- the research to support these claims is limited.

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Dietary Supplements

Whether you're visiting the drug store, grocery or natural food shop you'll likely find an aisle where there are jars and bottles of things for you to put in your body that are neither foods nor medicines. Ranging from vitamins an...

d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.

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